Looking down toward the entrance to the Fortezza of Rethymnon in Crete

Looking down toward the entrance to the Fortezza of Rethymnon in Crete

a section of the outer building enclosing the courtyard of Arkadi monastery

a section of the outer building enclosing the courtyard of Arkadi monastery

my bedroom at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

my bedroom at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

This view gives an idea of how the Rethymnon fortress walls tower above the sea. The building is the House of the Councillors.

This view gives an idea of how the Rethymnon fortress walls tower above the sea. The building is the House of the Councillors.

Rimondi fountain on the left, with its three lion-headed spouts still in working order. You can see the traces of the Turkish vault in the adjacent building. Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Rimondi fountain on the left, with its three lion-headed spouts still in working order. You can see the traces of the Turkish vault in the adjacent building. Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Neratze Mosque in Rethymnon: an original doorway and the restored minaret

Neratze Mosque in Rethymnon: an original doorway and the restored minaret

A side street in Rethymnos old center

A side street in Rethymnos old center

The mosque inside the Fortezza of Rethymnon

The mosque inside the Fortezza of Rethymnon

The west gate of Arkadi monastery, with the church in the background.

The west gate of Arkadi monastery, with the church in the background.

a bulls-head "rhyton" from Knossos, apparently used for libations. It can be filled through a hole in the neck and the liquid can be poured out through the snout. Carved from stone, with inlays of shell, rock crystal and red jasper.

a bulls-head "rhyton" from Knossos, apparently used for libations. It can be filled through a hole in the neck and the liquid can be poured out through the snout. Carved from stone, with inlays of shell, rock crystal and red jasper.

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