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Today we had a two hour drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site from the Minoan age. It was a Minoan palace that was nearly 4000 years old. It was home to a king who asked Apollo for a bull to sacrifice to honour Apollo. The bull was so beautiful though that the king sacrificed another one,which made Apollo angry. He then made the queen fall in love with the bull, which produced the Minotaur, a half human, half bull, which lived on human blood. ...
... Minotaur in. Today there isn't too much left of the palace. There are some parts of the palace still standing though, and, from what I saw, I think the palace would be really impressive. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in 1900 had started to excavate the ruins but he tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it wrong. Then we went back to the villa and packed our bags ready to leave ...
... over the key and headed off. Still a little time to kill so coffees in eucalyptus square. Then bus to airport and farewelled Anna. Our flight 40 minutes late so hung around till boarding. Short flight to Athens (like Canberra to Sydney). Then onto metro to Pireaus via Monastriaki. Checked into Triton Hotel where we stayed in ...
... in so late I only had a couple of hours before sunset, so I dropped my bags at the Sofia Hotel, close to the airport, and taxied into town.
The Venetian Harbour was quite spectacular and obviously been in place for many many years. Around the harbour were some nice old buildings, but afraid I was looking around so quickly I didn't garner names or building purposes!
... cafes etc but also some interesting sights. We saw St Titus Cathedral which is small but attractive and not as elsborate as some of the Orthodox churches we've seen - possibly because of its chequered history - it's been Roman Catholic and Muslim at times. Then we saw the Loggia, a 1628 Venetian building which was a club for the nobility but is now the Town Hall. We passed St Mark's Basilica, built in 1239, which was once the Cathedral ...