|Interior of a Tomb|
|Inside a Tomb|
After this, we took a shopping break in the small hillside town of Spili. This town was very picturesque and we also saw a natural water spring, from which many of us drank.
|View while driving across Crete|
|Mesara plateau with many greenhouses|
Once on the Southern end of the island, we stopped at two archaeological sites, the first being the Palace of Phaistos. Using our archeological knowledge thus far, we explored many things that were characteristic to Minoan civilizations including a central courtyard, pier and door partition, a lustral basin, and magazines for storage.
|Just a minor injury|
Our second site was Agios Triada. Here we learned about a megaron, a post- Minoan and mainland Mycenaean feature, which suggests the Mycenaean occupation of Crete in 1400 B.C.
|View of site|