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Today I went to the museum and looked at the findings from the Minoans at Knossos and Phaestos. Great tour with all kinds of amazing pieces. They were a head of their time in craftsmanship. They were the leaders in shipping and controlled the seas. There were several palaces on Crete and survived for about 3,000 years, before the volcanic eruption of Santorini whipped out the whole island around 1370 ...
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 ...
Matala is a small beach town on the southern coast. It has a small beach and has a heavy hippy vibe. The road going into village is painted with several murals, most about peace and love. Bob Marley can be seen throughout and a local has become immortalized with a saying of, "today is life, tomorrow never comes". There are posters with his face and ...
... communities. Nobody really knows, as it was before 7,000 BC. Another interesting site, is the city walls and fortress of Heraklion. There is a massive wall measuring 11 meters deep that surrounds the city from the Venetian time frame. It was a major port where galleys were harbored and repaired in massive stone covered ...