I do not know much about Greek politics. Good thing is I don't speak Greek to get an ear full of Politics from them! Last thing I need on a sleepy island. Just want to ride my bike around and live up a mountain somewhere hidden.They kicked our fleet out of their harbor when I was there in '76. We never even got to go ashore. I still remember the "Yanqee Go Home" banners they were waving on the shore!
How times have changed they are kissing our backsides now, well at least they were till one of our geniuses (sp?) stabbed one of the locals, we got out of dodge pretty quick after that!!They kicked our fleet out of their harbor when I was there in '76. We never even got to go ashore. I still remember the "Yanqee Go Home" banners they were waving on the shore!
Cretans are brave people open hearted and hospitable.They consider they can defend THEIR island and they have prooved it through the years.They never mixed with politics and they never had a civil war while the rest of Greece was bleeding due to foreign "strings" (as if the WW wasn't enough). I guess that makes them proud and tough. You will spent wonderfull time there as long as you remember you're a guest and soon enough they will make you feel Cretan too. Crete has wonderfull sea and mountain landscapes, places with strong nightlife but yet there are always places to discover and recover from city anxiety.