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Islands steeped in legend

An odyssey to islands in the Aegean Sea that are steeped in Greek mythology.

 

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