Iberostar Creta Mare
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... his wife Pasiphae to fall in love with the animal. The result of this union was the Minotaur (half man half bull) who lived in a labyrinth beneath the kings palace munching on youths and maidens. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos The excavations began in 1900 by english archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and continued for 35 years . Archaelogists tend to disparage Evans reconstructio. The buildings (palace courtyards private apartments and baths) give a fine idea ...
... and walking along the shore. We decided to skip the other beach we had planned to visit and ended up staying at Elofonisi for about 5 hours before winding our way through the islands. For dinner the hotel helped us book a spot at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the harbor and sunset. Although the restaurant Pallas was more Italian than Greek food, it was delicious and the ambiance could not be beat. At the end of each meal they serve raki shots to you and while ...
... Our hotel is inside the old Venetian city walls, which are filled with cozy alleys and picturesque courtyards. Later we walked over to the town beach for a swim. On our way we ran into the daily market that put most of our California farmers markets to shame. The fish, cheese, produce, and honey all looked delicious. After a while on the beach, we found a good waterfront restaurant and were shocked by how low the prices were ...
Moved a little further west – 60km- to Chania. Yet another Venetian port and another "old town". Once again a pretty old town with lots of narrow alleyways, cafes and tourist shops. But nice.
Went to visit the war museum one day but closed due to renovations. Then out to Souda Bay to have a look at the bay that General Freyberg thought he had to defend rather than the airport at Malame. And ...
... phone and tried to Google my way out (reception this high up is actually workable). I couldn't find a trail map, but someone did write something to the effect of "the trail goes up, then down into the plateau, then back up again." Fair enough, down I go.
I realized fairly quickly, though not quickly enough, that, if there is a path, that wasn't it. It was an unmanicured, treacherous, "swing the messenger bag around and climb down" affair. ...