Matala Bay Hotel
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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! ...
... We have imbibed much of the local firewater-lemon, honey and original-and even seen the distilling process at a local taverna, eating many Cretan pies, zucchini balls, stuffed zucchini flowers, fresh squeezed orange juice and yogurt and honey to last us for quite some time! We almost managed to run out of gas on the backroads (and I mean back roads) but ...
... the best part - none of them saw a thing!!! LMAO
We then went to a restaurant and I enjoyed the meal and the breeze - lol!!
Ancient Greek Wisdom -
The road up and the road down are one and the same - Heraclitus (540-480 BCE)
Word of the day -
Ευχαρι 63;τώ [πολύ] - Thank you [very much]
· ef-hah-rees-TOH ...
Today was a free day so the same crazy group that walked the hot road got together for breakfast and decided to hit the little shops and archeological museum.
Before the museum, we stopped back by the Lions Square and had the famous cream Bougatsa and a frappe!! Wow :)
It's strange how quickly people adapt to their surroundings. Today we were much more confident in crossing the streets whether there ...
... frescoes that show the Minoan fascination with bulls and from where the legend of the Minotaur came, and other grisly stories told us by our guides. As well as having significant archeological sites Crete is also the largest producer of olive oil in Greece. It was so hot by mid morning that we were just glad to be taken to the capital of Crete , Heraklion and to sit on the shade to get a cool drink. There was an El ...