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Heraklion Old Harbour with the Venetian Fort in the foreground, #Crete #Greece Heraklion is the largest city (174k) & capital of Crete. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraklion

Heraklion Old Harbour with the Venetian Fort in the foreground, #Crete #Greece Heraklion is the largest city (174k) & capital of Crete. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraklion

A must see urban contemporary bathroom with lots of greens

A must see urban contemporary bathroom with lots of greens (Vosgesparis)

Knossos in Creta. Surrounded by the city of Iraklion and accessible via the local bus, and the reconstructed ruins of the palace Cretan labyrinth are times when King Minos ruled over mainland Greece.

Knossos in Creta. Surrounded by the city of Iraklion and accessible via the local bus, and the reconstructed ruins of the palace Cretan labyrinth are times when King Minos ruled over mainland Greece.

Knossos Palace (Built Around 1900 BC, Crete) My husband and I spent Christmas here one year. Beautiful and romantic Crete.

Knossos Palace (Built Around 1900 BC, Crete) My husband and I spent Christmas here one year. Beautiful and romantic Crete.

At the legendary caves of Matala, south Crete, Greece. Directly down south from Heraklion. Beach and ancient caves surrounding it

At the legendary caves of Matala, south Crete, Greece. Directly down south from Heraklion. Beach and ancient caves surrounding it

A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago.  Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.

Mapped for the first time, the real-life Atlantis: 3D map shows how Egyptian trade centre buried for 1,200 years would have looked

A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago. Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.

Panagia Mesopanditissa, (Mediatrice di pace) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute), Venezia | Peacemaker icon said moved during Iconoclasm from Constantinople to Candia (Heraklion), Crete, where it resided in St. Titus Cathedral, revered and processed by both Catholics and Orthodox. Venice ruled Crete from 1204-1669, when Turks vanquished defenders under Francesco Morosini, who carried the icon to Venice in 1670, where it was installed in Santa Maria della Salute. Dated to 1000s.

Retroactive Erasure: The Black Madonnas of Europe

Panagia Mesopanditissa, (Mediatrice di pace) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute), Venezia | Peacemaker icon said moved during Iconoclasm from Constantinople to Candia (Heraklion), Crete, where it resided in St. Titus Cathedral, revered and processed by both Catholics and Orthodox. Venice ruled Crete from 1204-1669, when Turks vanquished defenders under Francesco Morosini, who carried the icon to Venice in 1670, where it was installed in Santa Maria della Salute. Dated to 1000s.

Bee Pendant, Minoan, Mallia, Crete, 1700-1500 BC  Gold Bee Pendant  Cast gold found at Chrysolakos at Malia. The two bees are taking a drop of honey to the hive. metalworking  1800-1700 BC

Bee Pendant, Minoan, Mallia, Crete, 1700-1500 BC Gold Bee Pendant Cast gold found at Chrysolakos at Malia. The two bees are taking a drop of honey to the hive. metalworking 1800-1700 BC