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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... which uses up tons of satellite time both sending and receiving. I will use my iPad for photographs of Gallipoli on Friday as we sail by the memorials. Uneventful dinner. A cheese truce is in place, and the Kommondant is being very friendly. My entree tonight in lamb tenderloin en-croute. What I take as uncooked pastry is in fact a cabbage leaf wrapped around the tenderloin. None of our group have seen this before and I think ...
... the water was calm, crystal clear, and shiny blue. The sand and sun were hot and we soaked up as much as we could before catching the shuttle back into town to get back on the boat.
Our next island of paradise was one we were all very much looking forward to: Santorini. Have you seen that postcard photo of pristine white buildings with blue painted domes high on the hills over looking the sea? Yes, that's where we were. Santorini is a special place because it is a ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...