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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 ...
... lose their hearts in San Francisco, and some lose their asses in Vegas, but I lost my hat in Santorini!!
Our hotel in Oia, Atlantida Villas, also located on the rim and overlooking the caldera, was just beautiful. The scenery was beyond what I expected. I also read that the last eruption on Santorini was in 1950 so hopefully 3 days wouldn't change anything!!
After getting settled into our rooms, ...
... decided to take this time to rest with my first baklava - oh yeah!!!
From there we meandered through the streets and shops and slowly made our way back to our hotel to collapse for a few hours. Did I mention it was freaking hot!!!
Our evening meal was on our hotel's rooftop in the Herb Garden. The harbor was lit up with lights and a small fountain. Heraklion can't be called a pretty city but in the ...