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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 19: Central Crete

After disembarking the ferry at 7 am, we went straight to Knossos Palace. Near Knossos, Dr. D. gave us breakfast in a quaint cafe, which was not open technically, before visiting the Minoan Palace.








The central courtyard
Then we visited the Archaeological Museum at Heraklion which exhibited many of the Minoan artifacts from the Palace.


Linear A tablets




After the museum, we continued our journey to the Lassithi Plateau and visited the Dictean Cave, the legendary birthplace of Zeus.
Lassithi Plateau















We ended the day by visiting a small village, which was home to the oldest tree in Crete before returning to Heraklion, the largest city on the island where we are staying.

The oldest tree in Crete


The Drive back to Heraklion

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