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Famous Leaping Bull Fresco  
   

Famous Leaping Bull Fresco

Bulls are important to the Minoans - this was, after all, the home of the Minotaur, the mythical bull-beast trapped in a maze (Knossos was maze-like).
My Very Last Day in Greece

July 8th 2012
You always reach a point where you're just done with a country, like you've wrapped it all up and are ready to move on. Today that best explains how I've felt about Greece for a couple of days now. Yes, I enjoy the new places and sites, but I'm sick of classical architecture and ruined palaces. I need pyramids and the tombs of pharaohs now! And if I have to eat another moussaka I m ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete » Heraklion

Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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