Zakros, Crete, Greece, 14 October 2018.
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After visiting the ancient Minoan site at Zakros (previous post) we travelled along the south coast to Matala.
Nisida Kafali and Nisida Kavallos.
Paralia Mazida Amnos (the islands are offshore).
Somewhere between Ierapetra and Matala, but closer to Matala.
Another of the wonderful little roadside shrines (iconostases or kandilakia).
They commemorate lives both lost and saved, usually road accidents.
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.
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.
Matala at night.
You can make out some of the caves at the bottom of the cliff on the left.
Next morning, a couple exploring the historic caves (with a long lens from our hotel room).