The highlight of our travel day was enjoying an amazing spread at a wonderful restaurant that didn't cater to tourists--our waiter, Theodore, commented that someone must have recommended the place to us, because they didn't get nearly as many tourists as other places. That was fine with us! We dined outside and loved sampling many different kinds of food, including the free desserts they brought us when we thought we were already stuffed!
On Friday we spent most of the morning and early afternoon puttering around the amazing museum. How cool to see our history books come to life! So much of what the kids and I have been studying recently...artifacts from ancient cultures, such as the Minoan, Mycenaean, Egyptian, and so on...oh, it was just incredible! I could have spent days going through that place. It was sad to have to rush through toward the end and know that we hadn't even seen a fraction of what was on display.
|One of the very earliest pieces of artwork on the planet! Approx. 6,000 B.C.|
|Boars' tusk helmet|
|Love the octopus/squid artwork!|
|We finally found THE PLACE! Only THE PLACE was closed!!|
|Hotel Poseidon's restaurant on the 7th floor|
|Libby, Emily, and Shauna during our l-o-n-g trek back to the hotel.|
|Grace and I...still smiling after a very long day!|