Sunset Sunday-The Knossos Palace Sunset, Crete, Greece

Knossos Palace, a place of mystery and mythology dates back to before 1700 BC.  The palace believed to be the head of Minoans is regarded by some scholars as the seat of Atlantis and also as the home of the legendary labyrinth lurking Minotaur.

the sunset from the knossos palace, the minoan palace, located outside modern day Herakilon, Crete, Greece

The sun beams added to its ancient feel

Knossos palace was never meant to be the subject of a Sunset Sunday post. Yet, near the end the walk through the grounds just before closing at 7pm,  I noticed sun beams. A cluster of light burst through from one side of a taller remaining ruin.  I stopped and paused. I took a deep breath and recharged.  I focused my camera and snapped the image to freeze it in time.

The moment reminded me that although the sun has set on many great civilizations, including the Minoans of Crete, it is through visits to places like Knossos Palace, we still can learn and appreciate what accomplishments these great civilizations gave to humanity.

Happy Sunset Sunday

Stay adventurous, Craig

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  • Maria Falvey

    Great job on capturing this Greek sunset Craig – love that starburst at the corner. Wow!

    • craig zabransky

      Maria, thanks, it was the starburst that caused me to take the image and celebrate the moment… sometimes the sun speaks brilliantly. StayBursting, Craig

  • Maggie Mistal

    Amazing photo Craig! Love the history and lessons of the past. Did you get a guide?

    • craig zabransky

      Thanks Maggie, and yes, I did hire a guide… interesting story, and a post to be written about “Why Hire a Guide” to be released soon…. StayGuided, Craig

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