Zakros to Matala

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.

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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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Matala, Phaestos and Gortys.

Matala, Phaestos and Gortys, Crete, Greece, 15th to 16th October 2018.
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Night at Matala, with cliff illuminated.

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Matala Cave dwellings.

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Saint Titus Basilica in Gortys, from Gortys Fort.

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Gortys Fort (and next two images).

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Saint Titus Basilica, Gortys (Hellenistic and Roman city).

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The Odeon, Gortys.

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Law Code, Gortys.

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An ancient olive tree, maybe 2,000 years old, Gortys.

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Aghias Georgios Phalandras, Venetian church (16th century), near Phaestos.

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Phaestos (ancient Minoan city) (and following images).

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Storage jar.

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Road.

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Road, and the circular structure is probably a grannary.

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View of surrounding countryside from Phaestos.

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Part of North East Complex, Phaestos.

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Part of New Palace, Phaestos.

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Enigmatic ship, Kali Limenes.

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Mountain village near Kali Limenes.

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Miniature roadside chapel.

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