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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 ...
... of it). We then visited one of the coastlines filled with shops, restaurants, and a nice view of a historic lighthouse. After a traditional Greek lunch including Moussaka (Lasgna with lamb and eggplant), we hiked around the lighthouse taking pictures and pointing out all the crabs along the sea walls. The ruins offered incredible views of the bay, turquoise waters and an old castle overlooking the sea. We even ran into a group of sheep baahhhing around.
The cruise ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
... at night, the air was filled not with the sounds of commerce and groups of tourists, but with the authentic cacophony of Greek locals sitting around outside, making conversation as the day draws down. Kids, too. Kids in Greece stay out late. Surprisingly late. The result of a dearth of electronics and limited cable/internet I'm sure.
The couple next to me is now arguing about Santorini.
Guy: "What do you hope to accomplish there? It's nothing, it's barren"
It was a quiet night on the harbour. After breakfast we walked on the beach with Logan, he was very wound up by all the local cats, sometimes he's like a dog possessed!
Before setting out for the day, we enjoyed coffee sat out on a bench on the harbour side.
The drive to Matala- In mythology this is where Zeus swam ashore with Europa on his back, in more recent times Matala earned legacy ...