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I went to the palace of Pheastos. It is another Mayan ruins that was ruled by the son of Zeus. It was found about 5,000 years ago and is another amazing spectacle to skill of craftsmanship for the time. Not much is left, but the did find several artifacts during excavation. Two things remarkable to me are the gigantic pottery vases used for storage. They are about 4 feet ...
Today, I went on a short hike to the neighboring beach that is only accessible by boat or foot. The beach has red sand which is different. I have now been on brown, white, black and red sanded beaches. Along the cliff of both beaches in Matala, there are caves. At one point they were used as tombs, but now are used by the hippies as homes, both permanently and temporally. They are fairly empty now, but they fill up in the ...
... can be seen in different spots and you can even buy souvenirs with the saying. The ladies can be found around the houses and the men hang around the local pub. As you go into the village, there is a tree that is carved all the way around with different faces and saying. Just behind it is an old VW bus that has been painted in traditional hippie ...
Saturday 4th October
We arrived at the bus station in time to
catch the 10 o’clock bus to Rethymnon. We had stopped there briefly on our
previous visit when we took the bus from Heraklion to Chania, and remembered it
as somewhere we would like to see more of.
... the centre it was nearly full. We waited there for quire a while, you need to have a lot of patience in Crete, and then drove along more windy steep roads to the entrance to the park, stopping nearby for people to have something to eat and drink. A cup of coffee was very welcome. On the way the guide Thomas told us a bit about the park, and about how long we should expect to take for various sections of the walk. He also stressed that once you set out, you pretty much had to ...