The story of almost every place on this island is closely related to Ancient Greek mythology and sometimes you even lose control between the myth and reality.
In this publication we will tell you about the highlights of Crete island, about our adventures during the vacation in Elounda resort, we will share the unique locations of this fabulous island, and also tell you about the TOP most interesting, little-known facts about Crete.
Read more >> “Crete, Greece (part 1): Ancient Greek myths, Elounda resort and its surroundings, TOP 6 facts about Crete”
Cave of Zeus on the Greek island of Crete. It would probably be interesting for everyone to visit the cave where, according to Ancient Greek myths, Zeus himself was born – the most important of the ancient Greek gods. You will learn more about this unique place and our adventures there.
Read more >> “Crete, Greece (part 6): Cave of Zeus – place of his birth & Ancient Greek myth about Zeus”
Knossos Palace on the Crete island. The center of the oldest European civilization and one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It is the place where the European culture was created. The technologies that were used here, impress even today.
What is so special about this place? How is the Knossos Palace connected with Ancient Greek mythology? And what is the origin of ” Minotaur’s Labyrinth” and “Ariadne’s thread” phrases?
This place tells a lot of exciting stories which we gonna share with you.
Read more >> “Crete, Greece (part 4): mysterious Knossos Palace – first European Minoan civilization, Ancient Greek Myths: “Minotaur’s Labyrinth” & “Ariadne’s thread””
Heraklion is the main city on the Crete island. The history of Heraklion counts over 2,500 years. The city is named after Hercules, the hero of ancient Greek myths, who performed one of his 12 labors on the Crete island. It is believed that Heraklion was founded during the reign of King Minos – the son of Zeus and Europe. Heraklion was the seaport of the Knossos city-state – the Minoan, the first European civilization. Confirmation of the existence of Minoan civilization is the Knossos Palace, located just 6 km from Heraklion.
Read more >> “Crete, Greece (part 5): Heraklion – the city of Heracles, the main city on Crete island”
Agios Nikolaos is a coastal town located 60 km (40 miles) from the main city of the Crete island – Heraklion and only 10 km from the Elounda resort. As we stayed in the hotel of Elounda resort, the first place we went to explore was Agios Nikolaos.
Read more >> “Crete, Greece (part 3): Agios Nicolaos – top places to see & what is the origin of “Horn of Plenty” phrase?”
The Butterfly Valley is a very beautiful canyon, which is 10 km from Oludeniz resort. You will hardly ever see the butterflies here, but you will definitely be impressed by the views of the canyon.
Read more >> “Turkey, Oludeniz surroundings (part 3): beautiful canyon Butterfly Valley”
Oludeniz is a small, cozy resort on the south-western coast of Turkey. It is situated just 60 km away from Dalaman airport, among amazing mountainous landscapes and impressive beaches, where Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet.
Read more >> “Turkey, Oludeniz resort (part 1): European paragliding centre, Belcekiz beach”
Grand Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is a place of an incredible power! In this publication we will tell you about the history of the canyon’s formation, about the things you need to know before visiting Grand Canyon, about the most interesting and most popular sights there, we will share our experience of visiting this wonderful location and will tell you about our adventure on our way back from Grand Canyon to Los Angeles. Keep reading our publication till the end.
Read more >> “The Grand Canyon, Arizona State, USA – one of the deepest canyon in the world, Skywalk viewpoint: Grand American Road Trip (part 6)”
Hoover Dam is a unique hydraulic structure in the United States. 221 meters (or 725 feet) high arched concrete dam was constructed in the lower part of Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.
In this publication, we will tell you why the Hoover Dam is so famous, why it is considered to be the most vital structure in the Western region of America.
Read more >> “Legendary Hoover Dam, USA: Grand American Road Trip (part 5)”
Las Vegas. A city, which likes night life, joy, entertainment until dawn, casino, bright performances and show.
Read more >> “Las Vegas, USA: Grand American Road Trip (part 4): Las Vegas Boulevard, casino hotels, gambling, night life, restaurants”