Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
What a spectacular day we had. First stop was Knossos Palace which is what made the day spectacular. The ruins are well preserved such that you can picture how it would have looked 7,000-6,000 years ago in the Minoan times. Sometimes there is not sufficient ruins and a lot of imagination is required, not here at Knossos. We were fortunate to be the first tourist in Knossos so I was able to take photographs without pesky people in them. It was wonderful. Three photographs do not do justice to this beautiful site, you really must plan a visit. :)
Then onto Boutari winery for a wine tasting. Since I had not eaten this morning, we had an early start, this was breakfast for me. Wine, bruschetta, olives, cheese, .... a good breakfast eh Dawn?
We had lunch at a Taverna (sign below) in a small village where Zorba the Greek was written. We sat outdoors under the trellised grape vines, it was beautiful, very relaxing, and the Greek food quite tasty, yum!
We then went back down the mountains to Heraklion for a walk around town.
Another cruising day tomorrow, the next stop is Malta.