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Back to an educational day! Today we met our driver and our tour guide to head to Kronos place and head up to the birth place of Zeus. First to the palace. This is a Minoan palace that was 4000 years old. It was amazing to see the art, pottery that had been discovered. It was also impressive how peaceful (they had no warriors) of a people they were and also how advanced. They has piping and a septic system. We also got to sit ...
... We ate snails yes snails prepared two different ways. We had stuffed zucchini blossoms that Theda has asked about for over eight years. I of course had draft beer that is great in the Crete heat. There was a melted cheese dish that made the Baltimore saganaki seem bland. We did not drink raki last night but did the night before----sort of a grappa moonshine hybrid.
This AM we packed up ...
... the interesting parts and the stories. So it was nice to go there but not mind blowing. I think we're all a little jaded from the barrage of cultural sights we've experienced in the last week or so. Probably the best thing was hearing from Lena about day to day life on Crete. How married couples are given houses by their parents, what age they marry, pregnancy out of wedlock is a precious baby and many Cretian brides walk down the aisle in their white dress ...
... or spaghetti". We choose chicken, which was an excellent choice. This really felt like a home cooked meal as Maria cooked the food ten feet from us in her oven and brought the salad to our table with the small glasses for wine. All told, for wine, water, chicken, potatoes, salad, raki (geek alcoholic drink) for FOUR people the total bill was only 42 euros. We also had some extra entertainment as across the street at the ...
... in Heraklion. The number of talking heads on TV screens I've seen has steadily increased during my time here (almost every TV is tuned into news stations). I guess things are escalating?
I wonder what Gabriela is doing right now.
July 2, 7:01 PM -- My room, Agia Anna, Naxos
I'm back in my room on Naxos safe and sound.
Santorini was ok. To be honest I was too drained to enjoy it fully. Maybe dramatic cliffs with whitewashed houses ...