Sunday, January 29, 2012

Iraklion

After hanging out at Agios Minos for several hours, we wandered around town.  Iraklion is the largest city and the capital of Crete.  It definitely felt more like a big city.  But there are some very charming areas of town -- including a pedestrian area, a Venetian fountain and fort (of course), and an incredible archeological museum. 

Of course, because I have amazing timing, the museum was being remodeled, but they have their best stuff on exhibit in a temporary space. Many of the frescoes from Knossos are there (remember the ones at Knossos are copies). They also have the boar's teeth helmet, goddess holding snacks, and bee-shaped broach out of gold that are often mentioned when discussing the amazing treasures of the Minoans.

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This is the hotel where we stayed...

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Hot chocolate in the square...

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