Islands steeped in legend

 

In Oia, the most famous village in Santorini, the bells that toll in the evening. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
Enjoying the blue Aegean in Santorini. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
A Crete bull symbol in a Minoan fresco at the palace of Knossos. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
A bull head at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
A water fountain at Rhodes’ Old Town square that has been operational from medieval times. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
Gold jewellery showcasing the craftsmanship of the Minoan civilisation on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
Gold jewellery showcasing the craftsmanship of the Minoan civilisation on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
One might get sprayed by the surf when strolling along the waterfront in Mykonos. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The glorious sunset in Mykonos, part of the Cyclades cluster of Greek islands. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The recreated Throne Room in the palace of Knossos. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The Red Beach in Santorini. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The ruins of the palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan civilisation, in Crete. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
A shop in Mykonos. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
A shop in Mykonos. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
Sunset in Santorini, “the most beautiful island in the world”. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The Street of the Knights in Rhodes. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The statues of a male and female deer flanking the entrance to the old port of Mandraki in Rhodes. The deer are the symbol of the island. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
The famed windmills of Mykonos’ capital, Hora. They date back to the 16th century and were once used to grind grain. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
One can explore the town of Rhodes by taking a “train cruise”. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
Stuffed tomatoes on a platter, a speciality in Santorini. Photo: Ranjita Biswas
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