Saturday, January 16, 2016


One of the first things we did on our arrival in Heraklion was to visit the Archaeological museum which was a fascinating collection of art dating back to 6000BC.

The little bee brooch was made about 1700BC and is gold and shows 2 bees dropping  a drop of honey in the honeycomb held between their legs.  Exquisite.

Below are a few shots of Knossos, a Minoan palace from 3000 years ago.  The intricacy of the building, and the fact that there were several floors is quite amazing.  And the pottery!  Jugs which were 6 feet tall are on display.  

 There is a wall around the old city and for about half of it you can walk on top giving great views of the city and sea.

The pictures below are from Chania which is on the other end of the island and has a lovely old quarter and fort.

1 comment:

Heather Dubreuil said...

You really saw so much during your holiday. Thanks for sharing!