About Crete

 

Sunset at aus Bay, Crete
Sunset at Balus Bay, Crete

There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair land and a rich, begirt with water, and therein are many men innumerable, and ninety cities.

– Homer (fl. 850 B.C.), The Odyssey –

Chania port, Crete
Chania port, Crete
Old town of Chania after sunset, Crete
Old town of Chania after sunset, Crete

“I wonder if Socrates and Plato took a house on Crete during the summer.”

― Woody Allen, Love and Death –

Balos Bay, Crete
Balos Bay, Crete

“The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.”

– Saki –

Workout in Balos Bay, Crete
Workout in Balos Bay, Crete

We, who are dying, are doing better, than they, who will live. For Crete doesn’t need householders, she needs madmen like us. These madmen make Crete immortal.
– Nikos Kazantzakis –

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