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... was built to lock the Minotaur in. Today there is just some stones and other pieces of rubble but from what I imagined I think the palace would be really impressive especially for something that was built 4000 years ago. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in the 1900's found it and tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it a lot wrong. At the villa we packed our bags because we are leaving ...
Today we had a long drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site. It was a Minoan palace which is 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. A labyrinth was built to ...
Up and out for breakfast at Agora: potato and greens omelette, grilled mushrooms, fresh fruit and fresh orange juice. Great breakfast given we were worried we wouldn't find anything other than pastries. Walked to Laura Ashley to but blue and white tiles. Then home to finish packing. Minolas came just before 12 so chatted to ...
... print off and file a flight plan. Which was just as well, as they didn't like my first proposed direct route, and requested a longer route via various reporting points, we ended up there til 11pm, but Amir couldn't have been more enthusiastic or helpful.
If my first theory of the trip is the PEIL, (a FLA), then my second is a new TLA - GOS, the Genorisity Of Strangers.
The flying boats ...
... We finished our tour by walking through a park which was quite busy with stalls and people sitting outside a cafe, but nothing special.
On our second day in Heraklion, we went to Knossos to see the (remains of) Minoan Palace. It was originally built in 1900BC and some of that survives, but most of the remains date from a rebuild in 1700BC - still a long time ago! Knossos itself was an important city in ancient times and ...