8. The Delphinians
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It became easy to drift into a regular pattern there, becoming more familiar in the community of young Greeks, backpackers and even a few artists and other travellers. There was a stark contrast between the modern generation and the older Greeks: black clad women sweeping their tiny houses, peasants in the fields, old men twisting worry beads who had never travelled more than five miles from their birthplace.

Their children fled their home villages, went to universities, learned English, travelled, mixed with foreigners. By their nature they were a society that drifted, being young and free from responsibilities, but they drifted slowly. People stayed weeks, months, or just a few days. They went to Athens, they came back from Athens. They sat in cafes and bars drinking coffee and talking for hours, or went to the s...

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