Knossos Travel Blog› entry 14 of 44 › view all entries
The drive to Knossos was very scenic, which was about the only plus of the whole thing. There wasn't that much to see, just little towns here and there. It's not like you can do anything stuck on a bus. We passed through the southern part of Heraklion and my stomach turned again when I saw the ships in the harbor. There was definitely room for ours... When we reached Knossos, 80% of the people had to use the bathroom, so we had to wait a little longer. Almost half of our time had been used up before we even got started on the tour. We traveled through the site at a rushed pace and only got to see the real highlights. There were several areas I didn't even have time to go see, but I'll share with you the good points:
Knossos was the capital of the ancient Minoan civilization, one of the first on Greece.
After the quick tour, we were herded back on the bus, and before I knew it we were on our way back to Agios Nikolaos. What happened to visiting Heraklion? I was never given a good answer...or any money back. I guess it was just really poor planning on the ship's part. I was pretty hot about the whole thing, but I wasn't about to let it ruin my day. We had Santorini to see in the evening!