Our morning started off quite chilly with cereal on deck followed by a few student leadership presentations on Crete. Afterwards the crew headed onto shore to explore the area. Many roamed the streets looking for some good shopping (don’t worry Mom and Dad, we found it) while others went to visit Knossos and the Venetian fort. We all enjoyed some excellent Greek food in outdoor cafes and embraced Western culture once again. Just before dinner we lifted anchor and sailed away from Iraklion. We should arrive in Santorini within the next ten to twelve hours, weather permitting. We are looking forward to seeing more of what the Greek islands have to offer. Happy Passover and Easter!