Today was our first morning in Hotel Minoa. For the first time on the entire trip we actually got to sleep in, until 8:30. Then we went down stairs and went to breakfast. I got some peaches, cherries and a hard boiled eggs.
Yesterday someone had told us about a beach on the other side of the island we were looking at. They said that most of the tourists didn’t know about so it was nicer. So we decided to rent some boats and play on the beach. The boats were insanely cheap but they were incredibly slow. Somehow the two boats we had ended up in a race to get to the beach and of course I was in the slower one but with the skill of me at steering and Mr. Anthony putting his feet on the throttle we managed to beat the other boat.
We all got out of the boats and looked around. It wasn’t really what we expected, it was really pretty but there wasn’t much sand. Also there was a little reef kind of thing with a ton of sea urchins all over it.
Pretty quickly we got bored and started to explore. After a little walking we saw a crab in the water. Naturally, me being me, I decided to try and catch it. Unfortunately it got away but I decided to stab a sea urchin instead. For some odd reason I felt so proud of myself, even though they don’t move.
Now it was about midday so we decided to tie the two boats together and float around in the water and eat lunch. Then we raced back to our hotel again.
Next we went to the ruins of Mycenae which was the Mycenaean acropolis. We walked through the lions gate door way which has two lions on top of it. Soon we were at the top but I was so tired of climbing it was hard to take in the view.
After that we drove to the next site, which was 2 minutes down the hill. The site was a tomb which was great because it was way less hot under ground. There wasn’t much here because the place was so obvious and it had so much gold and things in it, it had been robbed hundreds of years ago but it was still very cool. It was called a bee hive tomb. They would basically build a hill and put the body inside.
Next we went to the healing sanctuary of Epidavros. Asclepious, demigod son of Apollo was an incredible healer but he was eventually killed by the Greek gods for resurrecting a person.
We walked through the building they healed people in and then we went to the theater. The theater was incredible, it was huge and the best thing was there was a spot on the floor were you could talk and everybody can hear you. Ms. Peterson and Tori Dancu sang hakuna matata.
Now we were finally done seeing the sights and we went of to Napflio, to eat dinner and shop. I wanted fish but it was all insanely expensive, the lobster was €90. I ended up getting the shrimp and pasta. Then we walked around the city. We saw Mick and Mark playing soccer with these two kids. We started to play to and found that one played soccer but the other one didn’t. We found out that the boy at didn’t play was gypsy and we all felt bad for him.
We got back to Tolo and decided it was time for some ice cream. We went to this store down the street that had every ice cream imaginable. I got the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Some people even got ice cream on a Belgian waffle.
So after a long day we went to bed ready for another big day.
Written by Ryan Mazur
Also in Napflio there was the best orange juice in the world. It was freshly juiced, heaven, with Valencia oranges. It is an experience that Tory, Mia and I got to have. I will never be able to have any other orange juice again.
Written by Quin Waldrop