Philoxenia Hotel Malia
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... relatively new archeological dig on the side of the road. It's amazing. Everywhere you turn there's another piece of history unfolding. We decide to attend the museum of archeology. . It's rumoured to have some of the best preserved Minoan artifacts. They got more than enough. Gold jewelry, tools, lamps, toys, figurines - and clay pots big enough to bury everything And apparently you CAN "take it with you". Some guy's sarcophagus contained two ...
... t have made for very interesting pictures. It was an unusual experience, floating along atop a 1300 foot deep hole that blew its top 4000 years ago. They suggest this explosion may have indirectly led to the fall of the entire Minoan civilization. Also, many believe the myth of Atlantis was based on this eruption. During our three hour adventure we hugged the caldera walls passing numerous ports, cruise ships, yachts, ferries, caves, a small church set into a cave ...
... supply of whites, we picked up a couple of good Pino Grigio, a Cote de Rhone red and a good french white. €30. Yes, this is Turkey but it is so obvious now that there are two Turkey's - liberal and open minded with just the odd headscarf; then the buttoned up tight Turkey, still wearing the Burka. The two seem to be heading for a continuation of the sectarian national upheaval that they recently experienced. Heraklion is ...
... it is said he used to pull himself up! Apparently he was very old. Patmos is lovely as I imagine all the islands are. Interestingly there were eucalyptus trees there which are a bit of a pest as they grow big very quickly. Apparently many people left there after an earthquake in 1956 and many have left recently due to the economic crisis to move to Darwin! Overnight we sailed to Rhodes and docked at daylight. It is just beautiful with the old city and ...
... work though. We were getting hotter, the shade was waning and we were done with the stores. We walked to the other side of town, not far at all, and before us – more blue water and a glorious beach. Now, I wish I had my bathing suit. Oh well.
Now more hot and tired, we decided to return to the ship and rest. We grabbed a bit of lunch, staked out two lounge chairs on the pool deck, and relaxed in ...