Zakros to Matala

Zakros, Crete, Greece, 14 October 2018.

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(Click on any image to see it in a larger size, if you are on a PC or tablet at least.)

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After visiting the ancient Minoan site at Zakros (previous post) we travelled along the south coast to Matala.

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Nisida Kafali and Nisida Kavallos.

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Paralia Mazida Amnos (the islands are offshore).

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Ierapetra.

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Somewhere between Ierapetra and Matala, but closer to Matala.

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Another of the wonderful little roadside shrines (iconostases or kandilakia).

They commemorate lives both lost and saved, usually road accidents.

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We have now reached Matala and it is very late in the afternoon.  This and the next images appears to be taken from out hotel room.

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Some of the famous caves of Matala.

They date back to neolithic times and one is reputed to have been the residence of Brutus for a time.  “Hippies” lived in them in the 70s, including Joni Mitchell, who sang about her time there in Carey and also in a verse in California, both from her 1971 album Blue.

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Matala at night.

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You can make out some of the caves at the bottom of the cliff on the left.

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Next morning, a couple exploring the historic caves (with a long lens from our hotel room).

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4 comments on “Zakros to Matala

  1. Anna says:

    Glorious! Always look forward to your photos mate!

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  2. leggypeggy says:

    I hope the couple happens to see your pic of them.

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