Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 - Greece - Day 9 [Crete]

Today, we visit Knossos and wander Heraklion.

Yup, that's a honeycomb!
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
Breakfast buffet again and the most impressive one so far. Someone makes omelets or eggs for you. Lots of sliced meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies and plenty of desserts. We counted over 10 types of cookies that they say are homemade. At least 6 types of cakes and there was a orange juicer.

GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
GDM Megaron Breakfast
Knossos is our plan for today. The bus station happened to be just next to our hotel so no running around. There is a booth for tickets which clearly shows Knossos and cost 1,70 each way and you can just buy the roundtrip at the booth. You can pay on the bus, but it costs more so just buy the roundtrip ticket. For those interested, the bus station is right by the port of Heraklion. The bus seemed to run every 15-20 minutes, so waiting won't be a big issue.

Knossos
Knossos
Knossos bus station
Peacock! At Knossos
We spent about an hour at Knossos, time depends on your interest and pictures of course. We made it back to Heraklion by around noon.

Central Park Bread
Central Park penne with smoked pork
Central Park linguine with smoked salmon
Central Park Cafe is where we stopped for lunch and they had a very extensive menu which had several languages, I guess Heraklion gets more tourists. We ordered the smoked pork penne and the linguine with smoked salmon which came out to 20 euros and was very good. I would recommend this place.

Knossos model at Archeological Museum
Archeological museum was next since we had some time and we spent an hour here. There were some neat things inside like seals (signatures back in the day) and jewelry. Cost us 10 euros at the time. Ended up at the hotel to rest a bit after the museum.

Heraklion fortress
Heraklion fortress
Visited the fortress at Heraklion and it cost 2 euros but it was a very interesting place and worth the cost. It has some nice views of the area and the history behind it all if you are interested with a lot of things that you can read. We were here for about an hour.

Paralia sea urchin
Paralia sea bream on left, pasta marine on right
Free fruit and raki
Loukoumades
Paralia was for dinner and we ordered the sea bream, urchin starter and pasta marine which came out toe 37 euros but it also came with free fruit, raki, loukoumades and even a cinnamon drink at the end, all for free! Owner came out and greeted and chatted with us for a bit. The restaurant is right by the water, nice atmosphere.

Cinnamon drink
View
Tomorrow, we head to Athens by plane and spend the day there.