|Awww, he's so cute!|
I was busy patting this cat when I felt something nudge me from behind...
|Ooh, another cat!|
Well, this place seems to be full of cats! This cat is just so adorable. I suppose I think every cat is cute though :) I love all cats and dogs. I had a fuss over this cat, then looked around for the other cat that I saw before. He was having quite a good time!
|Someone's having fun!|
This cat is crazy! But wait, here's another cat!
|Can't ever be too clean.|
After fussing about the cats we went into the Monastery. We couldn't take any pictures inside, so I took a quick shot of the front.
|The front of the Monastery.|
After we had read those, we wandered around a bit until we saw the museam. We went inside and I was amazed by all the ancient objects. There were some interesting embroided squares that were labled as 'knee-pads.' I think they were used to kneel on in church when they had some stuffing in them or something. They also had all the elements for a church session, like silver censers and stoups (basins for holy water).
There were also some quite odd pictures of people getting their head cut off and heads being on plates. There were some hand written books that people would have written their prayers in before each church session. After a bit of looking around the museum, I bought a Visitor's Guide book and a red bracelet. We also got a freebee postcard. Then a nice monk took us to the church there and showed us around. There were beautiful pictures of Adam and Eve with lots of imaginary and real animals. Then there were pictures of some people with gold frames. But the main feature there was the most interesting, 'The Miraculous Holy Cross'. It had been stolen several times by the Germans, but had always managed to get back. One time, it was stolen and was tried to be sold, yet no one would buy it for they knew it was sacred. Another time they had put the cross on a plane to Athens so they could try and sell it there. However, the plane wouldn't take off with engine failures, so police came on and took it off. Immediatly after taking off the cross, the plane was working fine and took off without any further problems.
After seeing the church we were left to wander again, so we went and looked at the farm animals that were there. There was a beautiful male goat with big horns, and some yellow goslings and their parents. There were also a couple of deer there and a peacock or two. There were a few love birds in an aviary a bit further away, too. After all that we went back to the car and took a few sneek zoom in photos of the goat.
|The handsome goat we saw.|
|The war memorial statues.|
|The monk up close.|
|And the soldier up close.|
To end our day, we went to Palm Beach for a stroll and a dip. The path down to it was about 1k, but it was definately worth it.
|The path down to the beautifully clear sea.|
|The Preveli Lake from up on the path.|