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Greece, Heraklion

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • November 13th, 2015
The next morning was rainy:

The bay in 


was more narrow than the day before:

The island of Crete is known to everyone from the Greek Mythology. According to the Greek epos, King Aegeus sent 7 boys and 7 girls there every 8 years to please Minotaur, a monster with a human body and bull's head. Young men were pushed into the maze where the Minotaur lived and where they died. However, the brave Theseus managed to defeat the Minotaur and escaped with the help of thread that he got from Ariadne. 

This 'labyrinth' actually exists, it is the 

Palace of Knossos

, a house of King Minos. He had over a thousand servants, and they all had to be placed somewhere. There were a lot of small rooms and intricate passages in the Palace. That is why it was called the labyrinth:

Unfortunately, the interior has not remained till our days, and the government of Crete has restored some parts of the castle to its original form:


 itself has a population of 140,000 residents. Noteworthy is the promenade with colorful fishing boats:

The sea was not calm:

Author: Sergeydolya

Translated by: Gian Luka

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