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Things to do in Crete Greece

TOP things to do in CRETE Greece - the Balos lagoon

One of the most famous stories in Greek mythology is the one about the flight of Icarus. Daedalus, a master craftsman, and his son Icarus were imprisoned in Crete by King Minos after Daedalus gave Minos' daughter, Ariadne, a clew of string in order to help Theseus survive the Labyrinth. Daedalus came up with an escape plan and built two sets of wings made from melted wax and gull feathers. Before they both took off from the island, Daedalus explained to his son the rules for safe flying, but…

Greece, Crete, Large staircase and courtyard of eastern wing of Knossos Palace, Minoan Civilization, 16th century BC

Crete, 1941. Despite the Allies knowledge about the German invasion, the allies still lost control of the island. The Americans looked at this operation as another success and good use of paratroopers. What they didn't know was the Germans suffered 44% casualties and Hitler decided no more jumps for the paratroopers.

A female Blond-crested Woodpecker photographed in the Atlantic Rainforest of SE Brazil. Bird photography by Octavio Campos Salles.

I love the old wooden trunk just white washed shabby white. Shabby Chic Romantic Cottage <3 <3 <3