Sunday, February 2, 2014

Last Day on Crete

I asked the desk clerk how we should use our last few hours on Crete. She had a ready answer:

1. Historical Museum of Crete 

2. The lemon dessert at the restaurant across the street from the museum

3. The burial tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis.

Here is a sample of what we saw at the historical museum.

The musical instruments in historical museums are always interesting!

Although this was clearly labeled as typical traditional Sfakian dress for women, I can report that I saw nothing like this on my visit to Sfakia.

The lemon dessert across the street from the museum was every bit as good as my friend at the hotel desk had reported.

The hike to the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis was a long one, but worth it on three counts. First, I now have bragging rights for having made the hike. 

Second, I always enjoy seeing the arts appreciated along with the people who create them.  The quote on the tombstone says, "I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free." It is a quote from The Odysseus, which he considered his greatest work.

Third, this view through the smog and above the buildings, of what may very well be the final resting place of Zeus.