|Our vacation in Crete were fantastic and beyond our expectation.
The charming Greek island cast a spell on us and we decided, to
visit this lovely place again.
rides by car through the up to 3000 m high mountains over narrow
serpentines and through old villages gave us wonderful impressions
and exciting experiences. In the mountains graze many flocks of
sheep and goats and you must always be prepared, that they cross
the road or even the only highway on Crete, which has just
one lane in each direction.
Some of the villages are known for their beautiful traditional
handicraft. The women knot lovely handbags and elaborately weave
and embroider charming pattern for tableclothes, doyles, scarfs
etc. which they hang out at the facade of their houses, to show
them the visitors. In this way those villages are rich decorated
with these beautiful works. In the evening people are sitting before
their houses, making handicraft, talking, playing cards... - an
Cretan ancient history and culture with its myths and legends,
like this of the Minotaurus, who was kept in the labyrinth of the
Minoan palace at Knossos, each year attract thousands of visitors
from all over the world. One of the greatest attractions on Crete
is the excavation place at Knossos, with the almost 4000 years old
palace of king Minos. Some of the buildings are scrupulously
and faithfully restored and the place as a whole conveys an overwhelming
impression of the ancient Minoan culture. It is ever again fascinating
to face the amazing feats, which were created thousands of years
By the way of contrast the Ideon Cave, where Zeus should have
been born, was not as spectacular as expected - not spreading mythological
spirits, just a big opening downward in the mountain.