Today we set off on our only organised tour taking in the capitol of Heraklion and then heading out a few miles to see the ruins of the Knossos.
When we arrived into Heraklion we were shown around the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion with many artefacts to show that Crete was one of the cradles of civilisation.
|Heraklion museum of Archaeology|
|The tour guide|
|Wooden reproduction of the Knossos|
|Cretan Bronze age axes|
|Ladt Watson's Christmas list|
|Now that's what I call a coffin'|
|Bones of a horse-of course.|
|I wasn't allowed to take photos in this room.|
|More boy's toys.|
|Honest I was taking a photo of the market place.|
|The view from the pizzarea|
|Church of Ayios Titos(St Titus)|
|The harbour fort|
|Can't get enough boats|
|This was the slipway that went all the way to Heraklion|
|Yes-A Greek urn|
|Various photos of the Knossos|
After we left the Knossos we passed by Arthur Evan's house where he stayed for the duration of his excavations.We also passed by the house of General Kriepp from where he was kidnapped and taken south over the mountains to be whisked away by a British submarine during WW2.More details about this kidnap can be found in both the film and book of "Ill met by Moonlight".
|The best bit where nobody knows morse code except the German|
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