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The name Sarakiniko is taken from the local myth about the Sarakini pirates, who sometime ago, after a sudden summer storm, were shipwrecked and asked for refuge here. They pretended to be traders and asked for help from the local people of the area. The locals gladly agreed to help the unfortunate sailors and even invited them to a wedding two days later. The pirates accepted and even though their boat was ready to sail, they joined the wedding reception. Having drunk a lot, they started whispering together in their own language so no one could Understand them or hear them, saying dance and be happy bride, because tomorrow night you will be crying in the hold of the ship! They had in their minds to steal the bride and rob the unfortunate inhabitants, despite all the hospitality and help they had been given. Unfortunately for them, the bride knew their language and informed the local men. So the next evening, the women and older men danced pretending all was normal. The moment the pirates appeared with knives in their hands, sure of the success of their plans, the groom and the young men, who had been hiding, attacked them and threw them out into the bay. From then on, it kept the name of Sarakiniko.

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  • Copyright: maria varipati (maria-v1981) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1192 W: 30 N: 1940] (10966)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-07-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-23 11:17
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