Hey there @globaleagle - you might remember a while back I said your "hat" travel was a great idea and that I would pay homage to you while I'm travelling around the US. So this is my first offering. It's no where near as cool (altho it was pretty cold in Washington DC today) or culturally enlightening as yours ....... but anyway .... we spread the Sea Eagle wings. I'll try to do better to do you justice. CheersSup N00bz and Yassas (γειά σας)
Cruising around Knossos (where they haven't blocked off places you can walk).
Where's that? I hear you heathens ask.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.
In Greek mythology, King Minos dwelt in a palace at Knossos.
He had Daedalus construct a labyrinth, a very large maze in which to retain his son, the Minotaur.
The myth of the Minotaur tells that Theseus, a prince from Athens, whose father is an ancient Greek king named Aegeus, sailed to Crete, where he was forced to fight a terrible creature called the Minotaur.
The king's daughter, Ariadne, fell in love with Theseus. Before he entered the Labyrinth to fight the Minotaur, Ariadne gave him a ball of thread which he unwound as he went into the Labyrinth so that he could find his way back by following it. Theseus killed the Minotaur, and then he and Ariadne fled from Crete, escaping her angry father.
We had a fun day down at the Capitol Building today. In fact, it was a riot!