Layla took some great pics and even some pictures that I felt shouldn't go on my blog. But hey, it is history after all. The wall paintings inside the ruins of the Palace are very graphic but it was the style of that period in history.
I wish I could put a name to all the buildings we saw and items we looked at and what the history of the graphic sexual paintings were for. I am just pleased we were able to stop and see this wonder of history.
I want to thank our Greek taxi driver who drove us around Crete and took us anywhere we wanted to go, including buying new shoes for Rialey (again).
Travel tip: when you go to a country and if you didn't prebook a tour or guide (which I strongly recommend) then try getting a taxi to give you a quote for the day. When we arrive off the ship for our day in Crete, I asked the taxi people who were there, how much did it cost to go to the centre of town. We were told you could get the hop on hop off buses. None of them were interested and turned their backs on us because the cost was only E5, that's all. So one little, very friendly man offered to take us to town. When we got in the taxi, I asked him how much would he charge us to drive us around Iraklion and view the sites. We settled on E50 euros. I was happy and it was too bad for the other taxi drivers who were interested in us. I told him to rub it in their faces when he returned.
It was a good day. We saw lots of stray cats and dogs. Our hearts went out to them. One little kitty was inside the gates of the Palace and Rialey wanted to bring him home. It was a little mostly white kitty. Throughout all the countries we went to, there were lots of stray cats, especially in Cairo and in Ephesus, Turkey.
I hope you enjoy the pictures of Knossos's Palace and the sensual paintings on the wall ruins. It's beautiful in its historic ruin form so I can't imagine how beautiful it was in its actual days.