Posted by Pieter on January 04, 2001 at 07:43:10:
I recently went to Crete, a great place by the way, love it, great
weather even in winter.
People there seem really different from other Greeks, a little
bit 'crazy' but in a good way ;-)
Anyway, some guy told me that Cretans aren't originally
really Greeks at all, but descend from Minoans(?), a much
more ancient civilization. And this guy told me in his heart
he doesn't feel Greek, but Cretan. He was really proud of
the way Crete managed to resist the Turks while the rest
of Greece just caved in to them, and the heroic stance
of the Cretans during the German invasion in 1940.
I don't know much about Greek history, but this really surprised
me, I always thought of Greece as one big family :-). Was it
just him or are there other Cretans who think
like this? Anyway, I'll be visiting more of Crete soon!!
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