Hotel Calypso Matala
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- Swimming pool
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... oldest amphitheater in the world. Before all the ones we have seen so far! We also saw the minotaurs labyrinth. We never knew that the maze actually was the palace. It was a complicated layout! We then went up the mountain to see Zeus birthplace. It is a cave in the mountains. It represents his mother (rheas) womb apparently. The kids thought it was pretty cool. Evan also enjoyed learning about how Aphrodite was born (look it ...
... but that is also the bad news. Manoli and Maria and family are figuring out what to do with this puppy. Michelis's girlfriend asked Alexandra to name the dog --- we all thought "Lucky" would be a good name and now Maria refers to it as "Lucky dog."
We had a wide variety of foods including the dakos which are hard rusks that are made moist with olive oil and water and feta and ...
... 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 ...
... special trip. Once on the ferry I left them alone.
I'm going to take it easy tonight. It only hit me on the ferry ride back, but I did some great things on Crete. While planning this trip I had a vision in my head of cruising around the island on a motorcycle, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells, going where I wanted to go. I didn't get to accomplish everything I wanted, but for the most part I made it happen without loss of life or limb. Something to be proud of, I ...
... tour buses there by the time we arrive at 8.30am (another hot tip from those in the know). Still the crowds weren't too bad at all. We opted not to have a tour guide. There are explanatory signs are nearly every major brick or fresco, so its pretty easy to get around yourself and work out what you are looking at. Its an amazing place if you are a history buff. Lots of columns and arches and frescos, all very well preserved. It always blows my mind that ...