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... relatively new archeological dig on the side of the road. It's amazing. Everywhere you turn there's another piece of history unfolding. We decide to attend the museum of archeology. . It's rumoured to have some of the best preserved Minoan artifacts. They got more than enough. Gold jewelry, tools, lamps, toys, figurines - and clay pots big enough to bury everything And apparently you CAN "take it with you". Some guy's sarcophagus contained two ...
While enjoying breakfast on our deck, lounging in the hot tub as we soaked in the views of the caldera, and making final plans for Paris, oh and planning our retirement home (YES! so ready to spend the rest of our lives on the water and blow off this thing they call work!), we finally made up our minds to spend our last hours in heaven on a boat. At 12:15 our cab arrived and whisked us off to the back side of the island where we rented a 4m 30hp boat and headed off ...
... which uses up tons of satellite time both sending and receiving. I will use my iPad for photographs of Gallipoli on Friday as we sail by the memorials. Uneventful dinner. A cheese truce is in place, and the Kommondant is being very friendly. My entree tonight in lamb tenderloin en-croute. What I take as uncooked pastry is in fact a cabbage leaf wrapped around the tenderloin. None of our group have seen this before and I think ...
... ate a big lunch of grilled octopus, stuffed calamari, and a variety of Greek dips and bread, drank a bottle of Prosecco, and even had the town's best gelato as a treat to ourselves for making the hike to Oia (so much for burning off all of those calories). We did not torture ourselves to hike back to Fira, there was a public bus that took us :) We met dad & Lisa who had a relaxing day touring the island by boat and bus, and bragged to them all night about our hike!
... storied building, spanning 5 1/2 acres, and was destroyed twice in its history, once from fire (roughly in 1700 BC), the second and later destruction from a major earthquake which ravaged Crete. Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
English archaeologist, Sir Arthur John ...
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