Old photos from 1973 and 1974



In 1973 I travelled to Crete for the first time - with the ferry from Pireas to Iraklion. The dawning day and Crete that slowly appeared from the mist, was a fascinating sight that indeed compensated for the chilly night on the deck.



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A lot of traps,
when you set out on a long voyage
The mountain Juchtas south of Iraklion,
where Zeus according to tradition is buried
A small fishing boat


Now you clearly see Iraklion Cretans waiting on the quay The Morosini fountain


Newsstand at the market The market is closed for the siesta The butchers having a chat


The Evans Street

At the taverna
From the left a German tourist, a French archaeologist,
Manolis and an unknown Cretan
Plateia Eleftherias
was once called
"Square of the 1.000 chairs"


Plateia Eleftherias Street photographer in the El Greco Park The El Greco Park



After a few days in Iraklion I made southwards for Agii Deka and Phaistos.


The priest and his moped
in Agii Deka
Old Cretan at Phaistos
A flute player outside Phaistos



The next year I went to Chania, which at that time was a considerably smaller town
- even the life at the waterfront was more relaxed.


The old Plaza Hotel
 is now a discotheque
The waterfront
at the Kondylakis Street
News stall at the corner
of the Plateia Syntrivani and the waterfront


Morning at the harbour Old Cretan in town Octopuses hanging out to dry


The waterfront
seen from the Naval Museum


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