The fall of Icarus16-04-2013 22:18As soon as Minos discovered that Deadalus had provided help to Theseus on his successful expedition to kill the Minotaur, he ordered that both Daidalos and his son Icarus should be arrested and imprisoned in the labyrinth.
Daidalos started to put his escape plan in action at once. He made two pairs of wings for Ikaros and himself from bird feathers and wax. Before setting off from the island and fly to freedom, Deadalus warned his son not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea would soak the feathers.
Despite his father’s warnings, Ikaros was so thrilled by the flight that he kept flying higher and higher until his wings eventually melted and he plunged to his death in the sea below. He fell into the Aegean Sea in the area that is known as the Ikarian Sea ever since. Icarus’ dead body was found on the coasts of an island by Herakles, who buried him there, naming the island Ikaria in his memory.
Daidalos, after the sad death of his son, continued his way flying to the island of Sicily, where he was offered refuge by king Kokalos. King Kokalos helped Daidalos also in setting up Minos’ murder when he set off from Crete in his quest. Deadalus constructed several important public works for Kokalos and stayed there for the rest of his life.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
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