The Isles of Greece: The Palace of Knossos, Crete


frescoes at Knossos Palace in Crete Shopping in Rethimnon, Crete745Why is it that the first part of a vacation passes deliciously slowly and the last part flies by much too fast, especially when we’ ve made friends with so many interesting people like Joanne and Dawn from Chester Nova Scotia, Gustav and Lily from South Africa and Ian and Jennifer from England. We all agree this is a great itinerary. Today, we are on the spectacular island of Crete and visit the Knossos Palace. Driving through the countryside with oleander blooming and orange, lemon and olive groves dotting the landscape is an added bonus. The legendary birthplace of Zeus, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. The Palace of Knossos is where King Minos held court and while there, we walk the very first street of Europe.



DAY 1 – Istanbul
DAY 2 – Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophie and Topkapi Palace
DAY 3 – The Grand Bazaar
DAY 4 – Birthday in  Lemnos
DAY 5 – Mamma Mia, Skiathos
DAY 6 – Izmir, the Birthplace of Homer
DAY 7 –  Pergamon
DAY 8 – Delos and Mykonos, Islands of the Cyclades
DAY 9 – Beautiful Santorini
DAY 10 – The Palace of Knossos, Crete
DAY 11 – 4 Castles in Nauplia
DAY 12 – Journey’s End in Athens

Bonnie Baker-Cowan travelled on a Voyages to Antiquity cruise called The Isles of Greece hosted by Exclusive Tours. Read all about her adventures on board the Aegean Odyssey, a modern, slimmed-down cruise ship (only 350 passengers) making its way from Istanbul to Athens by way of Lemnos, Skiathos, Izmir, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Nauplia, and Piraeus.

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