Friday, 15 April 2011

Heraklion – Crete

Tuesday April 12th

Arrived 8am at Heraklion which is the largest city and capital of Crete. It is also the fourth largest city in Greece.

Our tour today was to the ruins of Knossos which were excavated and restored by Sir Arthur Evans an English gentleman of independent means. It was March 16th 1900 that archeologist Sir Arthur purchased the entire site and started massive excavations. He named the culture he discovered as Minoan and the whole site he named The Palace of Minos.

It’s amazing that even though we’ve been to Crete so many times over the years this is our first visit to Knossos.

Returning to the ship we had a lazy lunch on the back deck of The Colonnade and drinking dry crispy white wine while watching the stunning coastline of Crete pass by. What a lovely way to spend a Tuesday afternoon!!

Clocks go back one hour tonight so we must be almost back to GMT...I think!!

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