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Win a holiday to Crete worth £13,000 THE WHERE ARE YOU? TRAVEL COMPETITION: JULY 2017 @ Conde Nast Traveller

PRODUCT: Win a holiday to Crete worth £13,000
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Win a holiday to Crete worth £13,000
We're giving away a five-night beach holiday for two on the island of Crete. The prize, worth £13,000, includes five nights in five-star Elounda Peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL, Six Senses Spa treatments, dinner and return flights from London.
Crete has gorgeous beaches and ancient ruins, and is sunny practically all year long. In the east of the island is glittering Mirabello Bay, where the winner and a guest will stay in a two-bedroom Presidential Villa at the glamorous Elounda Peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL. The villa is steps away from the hotel's private beach, and has its own heated seawater swimming pool with views across the turquoise Aegean Sea and Sitia Mountains.
As well as a five-night bed-and-breakfast stay, the prize includes two treatments at the hotel's Six Senses Spa and dinner at award-winning restaurant Calypso. Two return flights from London to Heraklion in Crete and airport transfers on arrival will be provided by luxury tour operator Classic Collection.

Think you know the world? Guess the location in this photograph and enter our competition to win a holiday to Crete.

Please see comment#1 for my answer, good luck!

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Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!
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RULES: The prize is subject to availability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and proof of age will be required before the prize is dispatched. All qualifying entrants who answer the question correctly will be placed in a free prize draw. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw taking place. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 days of the draw taking place, an alternative winner may be chosen. All decisions by the Editor are final. There is no cash alternative to the prize. The prize is non-exchangeable. The competition is not open to anyone associated with The Condé Nast Publications Ltd or any associated companies. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. A list of winners' names is available on written request from The Condé Nast Publications Lt, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU. No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond our control. This prize can be taken from May to October 2018 upon availability - black out dates and exclusions apply. Book before 31 October 2017.

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Original Poster

Many mysteries lie buried in these golden sands, as little is known about this ruined rock city, which lies halfway between two better-known desert landmarks. A combination of a dry climate and a lack of local visitors, due to rumours of an ancient curse, has enabled this 1st-century BC wonder to survive relatively undisturbed. There are water wells and more than a thousand tombs carved into its sandstone cliffs and canyons, some standing over 40 metres tall, many with inscriptions about their occupants. While excavations are ongoing, a lot of the site is still largely unexplored by archaeologists. Although it now lies silent, this was once part of a dynamic and innovative civilisation, founded by a nomadic tribe and comprising early explorers, far-ranging spice traders and skilled masons. Despite never featuring on any of Indiana Jones' action-packed itineraries, the city was written about in the 10th century, long after it had been abandoned, and visited by Victorian explorer Charles Doughty, who wrote: 'Sultry was that midday winter sun, glancing from the sand, and stagnant the air, under the sun-beaten monuments.' WHERE ARE YOU?

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MY ANSWER: Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/archaeological-wonder-rediscovery-madain-saleh-ashok-patnaik

see below

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http://www.foliosociety.com/book/ADB/travels-in-arabia-deserta
Travels In Arabia Deserta
C.M. Doughty
Doughty’s odyssey was perilous in the extreme. There were long marches across harsh, rocky terrain, sometimes through the night. The sun was perilously hot, the nights cold and the winds fierce. Arriving at Madain Saleh, he finds the air fetid and the tombs bleached: ‘Sultry was that midday winter sun, glancing from the sand, and stagnant the air, under the sun-beaten monuments.’
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Edited by: "marba01" 6th Jun

thanks as always

thanks & good luck

Thanks

Πολλές ευχαριστίες για το marba και με τις γνώσεις σας θα είχατε τιμήσει έναν Sage σε καιρούς παλιού και καλά

Pollés efcharistíes gia to marba kai me tis gnóseis sas tha eíchate timísei énan Sage se kairoús palioú kai kalá

Thankyou

Cheers

Thank you

Thanks, good luck all

Thanx marba

Thanks so much marba

Thank you

Thanks

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5 nights in Crete £13,000.Really?

Thanks

Thank You

x

thanks

Great work as ever, marba.

Thanks x

Thank you

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You research these sort of competitions so impeccably. Many thanks, Marba! x
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