Last night our plane was delayed so rather than post we crashed when we arrived in Santorini--we must be getting old😄
Our drive from Katakolo back to Athens was quite an adventure. We set out to find Ancient Messini. Well, let's just say we ended up being very off road~I'm pretty sure we weren't even on real roads. I insisted we turn around when I was sure I saw a bobcat dart across our path. Dad isn't even sure there are bobcats in Greece, so perhaps it was only a really fat kitty cat! Anyways, all was not lost as this meant we could spend more time in Mycenae.
Mycenae was ancient to even the ancient Greeks. The oldest parts of the site are 1000 older than the Acropolis in Athens. The well preserved shaft graves are where the over 30 pounds of gold were found including the mask of Agamemnon. Dad had researched the ancient cistern that reaches 18 m into the ground. Of course we climbed all the way down. It was so dark down there. You definitely had to have a flashlight or your phone to light the way.
Well, now on to exploring Santorini. You are Always in My Prayers. Love Mom.
Nexus Note: Dakos or ntakos a great snack or appetiser. Shopping in the local bakery I pointed at a very healthy, dark bun about the size of a bagel and asked the clerk for two. On the way home I realised that they were rock hard...they were actually something called rusks. A few days later at the local restaurant I spotted ntakos on the menu. The rusks are softened with a quick dip in water, topped with tomatoes, olive oil, capers, olives and feta cheese. They were delicious.