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Day 15: Palace of Knossos

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Today, we spent a good deal of time researching the bus system. Heraklion has a lot to offer, but everything is spread out so it is not easily accessible.

We walked to the center to catch a bus out to the Palace of Knossos. The palace is associated with the myth of King Minos and the architect he hired, Daedalus, to create a palace that was as complex as a maze.
The ruins reminded me of the Palace of Zeus in Athens, both were wide open and vibrant.
The Palace was very interesting to see up close after our visit to the archeological museum. We understood what it’s previous structure had looked like and were able to observe some of the original structure, such as the throne room. We also got a good laugh at tourists taking photo shoots in their bathing suits at the site.
We took a bus back to the center and ate lunch at the Veranda, a cute restaurant where we could people watch. We also ordered loukamades, also known in the U.S. as honey balls, to share. They were made with oil, cinnamon, and sesame, but no honey in Crete. We loved them!

Posted by empaustian 13:39 Archived in Greece

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