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... br> The site is interesting and the representations of how historians believed the palace to be are certainly impressive. Our guide for the day had a well worn book with illustrations that (if we could have seen them through the sea of IPads taking photos) show how it probably was. There are books like this throughout Greece - they show a photo of the current ruins and an overlay that shows how it was .....in the beginning! ...
Crete-the wine, the food, the hospitality and kitties! Crete is known for the cats-a pretty healthy bunch of semi-feral cats that are all over the island. A bit like the chickens in Kauai the cats are just a part of the backdrop. A few of them are exceptionally friendly and Auntie Charlotte has a few on her list to come home with her:)
It has been ...
... excavated and interpreted by a British man and partially reconstructed for the purposes of showing it to the public. Thousands visit it every year. It is really hard to imagine such an organized and advanced culture as early as 1700 BC. Several Greek people spoke about this site to us and were definitely proud of it!
That same day, we went to the archeological Museum of Crete, where many of the artifacts of Knossos were housed. It is ...
... me of quaint white princess dollhouses, we headed down to the market and picked up food for the next day's lunch (breads, cheeses, tsaziki, beer (Mythos), and meats for the meaties).
We spent time down by the infinity pool and watched the sunset which was spectacular and then we decided to go find Jen since we hadn't seen her all afternoon. She had been placed at a nearby hotel due to a computer mix-up. Now a ...
... driving cars or bikes down them. Everything was so narrow you couldn't walk on sidewalks (if they existed) because vehicles park on them within a foot of the buildings. Seemed weird the first day but by we were soon all just going around like the locals.
I thought Knossos was mindblowing, but 'wow' the Heraklion Archeological Museum was beyond that!! It is one of the largest and most important museums in ...
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