July 18 Monday 2011
today we swam for 1 1/2 hours in the pool then we went into town because mom and dad wanted to buy a phone and a phone card. after that we went to the Archaeological Museum of Knossos then we went tot the beach and played there for about 1 1/2 and played the paddle racket game with andreas' new lighter rackets and his " special racket game balls "after that we actually went to the ruins of the palace. part of the palace was rebuilt how Aurther Evans thought it looked like but you see what he rebuilt and the old parts. around Knossos is where the Minotaur legend was. the real parts of the frescoes that were found were put in the museum but they made replicas of the found pieces so that it could make them look more like they were.
|At Kirkor for its famous Bougatsa. All gone!|
|Racquets at the beach with Andreas|
Daddy's note: The Minoan columns are "upside down" in the columns get wider at the top. The theory is that it started with placing large trees for columns with the trunk upside down so that the trees do not grow down into the ground again. Therefore, the handstands at Knossos is especially fitting!