Where myths were born

Photos By StoryPhotos NG SU-ANN
  • Travel
  • Sunday, 25 Sep 2005

WHAT better way to explore Greece’s largest island, Crete, than hippy style? Two friends and I did that recently – and even bravely decided to leave everything to the goddess of fate as true hippies would. Even choosing Crete was a spur of the moment thing: We booked the air tickets a day before departure!  

That the goddess directed us to Crete is not surprising: she’d feel right at home on this island, for much of its allure lies in the spirit of its places. There is hardly a grove, mountain or stream that is not sacred because it is dedicated to a deity or where the ghosts of the past still linger. 

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