Help With Location On Southern Coast Of Crete
Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:53 AM
"I remember a legend which spoke of Crete being attacked by Africans with lions. When the Africans left, one of the lions was late getting on the boats so he sat on the shore and looked out toward Africa. There is a mountain formation which resembles the head of a lion looking toward Africa."
Have any of you heard this story? If so, do you know where this mountain or hill is located? I want to try and find it when we are visiting Crete from 7-15 June.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:06 AM
you are one of the lucky explorers who had the chance to see Crete as well will never see it again.
The name of the place is Lentas, the ancient Levin. I have heard stories about the dirt road you describe and what an adventure it was to drive there until a new asphalt road was built.
The route up to the Asterousia mountains and then down to the coast is still impressive and inspiring and I have written about it here:
You will find a photo of Lentas today here (the last photo): http://www.explorecr...tiko-lentas.htm
Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:33 PM
Always thought it was just a rock in the shape of a lion were Lentas was named after? Just an imaginary name?
Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:14 PM