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  • Day9

    Ausflug nach Heraklion zum Shopping

    July 9, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Am Nachmittag starteten wir heute einen Ausflug nach Heraklion zum Shoppen und Sightseeing.
    Die Fahrt dauerte ca. 1 Stunde.
    Am Parkhaus angekommen, wurde unser Auto via Roboter automatisch eingeparkt.
    Wow, das hab ich ja noch nirgends gesehen.
    Jetzt ging es nun unbeschwert in die Stadt.
    Die Geschäfte warteten schließlich bereits auf die 3 Mädels. Nach einem kurzen Snack und lecker Eis stand dann der Gang zum Hafen an.
    Sonnenuntergang war heute angesagt.
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  • Day2

    Endlich wieder Souk

    August 24, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Seit langer Zeit mal wieder in einem "Souk". Die Gerüche der Gewürze und die Vielfalt der Produkte - vom Souvenir über Kurioses bis zum Schmuckstück - laden zum Bummeln ein. Ein Träumchen! Man erinnert sich an die Zeit im Mittleren Osten.

  • Day6

    Iraklio Creta

    August 13, 2010 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Finalmente la possibilità di aggiungere un'altra delle meraviglie del mondo antico alla mia lista.
    Siamo a Creta, quinta isola più grande del mediterraneo e isola greca più meridionale.
    Sbarco al mattino ad Iraklio o Herakleio capitale dell'isola di Creta.
    La giornata è tutta dedicata alle rovine di Cnosso, antico sito che deve la sua notorietà al complesso del palazzo attribuito al re Minosse, con il famoso labirinto e la figura mitologica del Minotauro.
    Chi come me ha letto le memorie di Sir Arthur Evans non può che essere fuori di se dalla gioia anche solo di camminare in questi luoghi. Questa struttura costruita nel 1700 A.C. è qualcosa di veramente antico. Solo chi ha visto le piramidi può capire che si prova ad ammirare qualcosa di così antico.
    Girare tra ruderi con il passeggino è una impresa veramente ardua ma non pesa per nulla. I miti, le leggende e le storie mi rapiscono le orecchie.
    Prima di tornare in nave una veloce esplorazione della città. Molto carina e accogliente.
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  • Day5


    April 12, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Wanting to see the Archaeological Museum, we headed into Heraklion for the morning. Our rental agent assured us there was little to see in Heraklion so our general expectations were low.

    Parking up at the port, we wandered to the Museum for opening and again manage to miss the tourist groups. The Museum itself was fantastic - well laid out with great exhibits and useful information. The Phaistos disc was here, the sarcophagus from the Agia Triada and the original frescos from Knossis, amongst other brilliant treasures dating back to 2000 b.c. It also had a fascinating display on the attenmpts to recover artefacts looted during the Second World War.

    We wandered into town to see the Venetian Morosini Fountain and found a fan third-floor cafe overlooking the square for a coffee break. As we headed down the main street last the shops, we stopped at the Agios Titas church, adorned by beautiful stained glass and now containing the skull relic of St. Titas. Everywhere around this square, the Venetian influence was not only evident but hugely prominent. There are parts of the town that are so reminiscent of Venice it is uncanny.

    The main street also had a branch of Athens Prostasis, a cracking, unique little jewellers that I spent some cash in before we walked back towards the port to visit the Koules Fortress, a steal at just €2 entry for this large and informative museum.

    Not entirely sure why our rental chap advised us to miss this...a fabulous day out!
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