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Sea View Hotel, Miami
Sea View Hotel right on the white sands of the Atlantic Coast in the Bal Harbour Village, Miami, Florida, USA. A lovely 4 star Miami hotel within easy access from the Art Deco district, South Beach, and the fabulous Ocean Drive. ...
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Columbia Hotel, London
Columbia Hotel is on the north side of Hyde Park in Bayswater, London, England. A 2 star London hotel about one mile from Marble Arch the start of London's premier shops on Oxford Street, also ideal for theatres and main tourist attractions of London. ...
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Millennium Hilton
Soaring regally above Chao Praya River, The Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel in Thailand’s historical capital Bangkok; only 10mins away from Saphan Taksin Skytrain station and River City shopping centre via the regular hotel shuttle boat. ...
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In Greek mythology, the labyrinth of Crete was derived from the elaborate floor plan of the Palace at Knossos.

Daedalus the Athenian craftsman, was the architect and inventor who designed for King Minos of Crete the labyrinth in which was imprisoned the Minotaur, a man-eating monster that was half man and half bull.

The labyrinth was so skillfully designed that no one could escape from the maze or the Minotaur. Daedalus revealed the secret of the labyrinth only to Ariadne, daughter of Minos, and she aided her lover, the Athenian hero Theseus, to slay the monster and escape.

In anger at the escape, Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the labyrinth. Although the prisoners could not find the exit, Daedalus made waxwings so that they could both fly out of the maze. Icarus, however, flew too near the sun; his wings melted, and he fell into the sea. Daedalus flew to Sicily, where he was welcomed by King Cocalus.

Minos later pursued Daedalus but was killed by the daughters of Cocalus.

View pictures from the Palace of Knossos.

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