The Palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete (about 3.5 acres) and has been called Europe's oldest city dating back to the first Neolithic settlement in 7000 BC. . In Greek mythology, King Minos dwelt in the Palace at Knossos where he had Daedalus construct a labyrinth , (a very large maze) in which to retain his son, the Minotaur (half man, half bull). . However, even though most of the site is now in ruins, a few buildings and paintings like these still survive.
This massive Venetian Fortress dominates the City of Heraklion in Crete. It was earlier called as Castello a Mare meaning 'Fort of the Seas' and is now known by its Turkish name, Koules. . It has been a witness to numerous sieges and has stood the tests of time through multiple earthquakes. . Truly a beautiful place to visit ✨
This beautiful little city has so much to offer! Right from its city centre bustling with students and tourists to some deliciously fresh waffles that we devoured overlooking the gorgeous sunset views of the canals. It has splendid culture, architecture, and history too! The most captivating for me (being a history buff) was its 10th century Castle Gravensteen!
It's the unexpected places that steal your heart away. So much love for this historic little town 💕
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive ✨