“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
Happy is the woman, too! Cruising the Aegean and visiting the idyllic islands of Greece was a long-time dream come true.
Many many years ago the book and film, “Zorba the Greek” made an indelible impression on me.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve revisited both since and how often the prospect of doing the Zorba dance (and joyously tossing plates!) has been a fantasy.
Another favorite is “Shirley Valentine” about a very bored English housewife who rediscovers herself in lovely Mykonos.
Before this fabulous dream cruise, I revisited Zorba and Shirley again…and they came with me in spirit as my long awaited dream came true.
Come with me as I visit mythological Greece...
(In case you’re wondering, well, I didn’t get to toss plates but I toasted to Zorba and certainly had my “Shirley Valentine” moment!)