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Day 14- Last Day of Cruise

Santorini, Greece & Crete, Greece

all seasons in one day 25 °C

Today was our offical last day of my fantastic trip. We woke up and were docked in Crete, but were disappointed when we saw it had been raining. We got off the boat and got on a coach to go to the palace of Knossos. We walked in and her a screeching noise. The source of the sound had been a peacock in a tree. Anyway, we walked through the palace and the Labyrinth where the Minotaur lived. The legend was there was a king called Minos who promised a god to give him/her a white bull. Instead, he gave him/her an ordinary bull, so the god/goddess got mad. The god/goddess said to Minos: "You will have your wife fall in love with the white bull". So the Queen did, and she and the bull mated and had a baby that had the head of a bull and a man's body. This creature was called the Minotaur and he could only eat human blood. So the Queen had the architect make a labyrinth to put the Minotaur in. So every year 6 boys and 6 girls from Athens would get put into the labyrinth and get eaten by the Minotaur. Then Theseus came and wanted to end this. The King's daughter, however, had fallen in love with Theseus, and had the architect tell her how Theseus could kill the Minotaur and come out alive. So, he said to tie a piece of string to the start, and go in, kill the Minotaur and come back out, following the string. He did this. So just as he was leaving Crete, the King's daughter asked to go with him, and did. But, she wanted to marry him. So, Theseus dropped her off and sailed away. After Knossos, we went back on the boat, to cruise to Santorini. We got there, and it looked like snow on a mountain! We took a coach up this zigzagging road up the cliff. We got to a town, and got free-time. We had dinner over the bay and when we got back on the boat, we saw volcanic rock down the sides of the cliff, from when the Santorinian Volcano had erupted. We watched a Cabaret, but go too tired and went to bed. Tomorrow we get on the 3 flights to get back home.


Posted by Italy17 21:41 Archived in Greece

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