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My travel in Europe:
Crete island of Greece


One week by walk, bus, boat and car at Crete, 2018


Day IV: Visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari:

As you maybe remember we got an almost free ticket to Heraklion museum when we visited Knossos museum. Today the weather is not so good and that is perfect for a museum visit.

Google Map over Crete, travel to Heraklion ans Koutouloufari:


Hersonissos:

We start the day with a visit to Heraklion museum.

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

A short walk across the street outside our hotel we have the bus stop, waiting for bus 30 to arrive.


Heraklion:

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

A steep road from Heraklion central bus station take us up to Heraklion museum. The road follow the old defense walls.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

The Yenicar Aga Fountain.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Still a bit to walk up the steep road.


Heraklion museum:

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Now we are inside the museum, first we asked if it were allowed to take photos, yes if we do not use the flash. And here was a lot of interesting things to look at and take photos of. I will not boring you with all the photos, but some high lights I show below.

We found this model of the Knossos Palace which we visited the second day. Above you can see the three silos we saw at the ruin.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

If you live in Sweden you must have seen some of the rock carvings we have, about 4000 years old. Compare that ones with these, exactly the same, same soldiers, same legs, same boats. Do anyone think we had one visit or more from these people?

At Wikipedia I found this information about Swedish Rock carvings in Sweden:

Compare with the bronze figures above and below.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

In southern Sweden we have a famous grave, it's called the King's grave. Inside the grave there are rocks with carvings of wheels like these.

Wikipedia has more information about the Swedish King's grave:

For sure it's not a Sweden King buried here, more a visitor from Mediterranean Sea. Maybe he was a tourist as we are down here :-)


Heraklion:

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Outside the museum there is a ruin from an old church, St. Francis church.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

We finish our visit at Heraklion with a walk in the old city.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Morosini Lions Fountain.

Wikipedia has more information about the Lions Square:


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Venetian Loggia.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Explore Crete has more information about the Venetian Loggia:


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Church of Saint Titus.

Wikipedia has more information about the revolt of Saint Titus:


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

After walking along the old street we have come to the harbor and the fortress again.

We take a rest and take something to eat.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

When we eating a banana split we have a look over the old harbor, the arcs you see. We want to get closer and see the details before we leave Heraklion.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

They have installed a massive support for the roof and walls.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Once it was water here and they could take the sailing ship direct into it. The floor today must have been built later, maybe in the beginning of the 20th century.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


Koutouloufari:

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

After a rest at the hotel we need something to eat. We take a walk up to the nice village Koutouloufari again.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

The restaurant Emmanuel appeal to us.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

He say to us, come here and have a nice dinner and in we go.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

After the restaurant visit we took a walk to see the night life up here.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

We have clouds but sometimes the Moon penetrate and we could see part of it.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

A narrow street leads us down to our hotel and home again.


One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

The mountain is lit up, look great but not so friendly when doing astrophotography.


Hersonissos:

One week at Crete, visit to Heraklion and Koutouloufari

Back to the hotel, tired and we are need of a sleep. This was our fourth day at Crete and we are very happy with the stay so far.

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