In the spring of 1851 arrives on Crete an active cartographer Englishman , the Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt. The trip to the island was a romantic quest ruins and ancient sites . It identifies some of the most important archeological sites such as Phaistos , Malia , Zakros , Lato , the Syvritos , the raised port of Puget Sound ... Alongside leaves us great testimonials about Cretan society and the historical circumstances in a not so well known period between the two great revolutions of 1821 and 1866 . A few decades after coming archaeologists from Europe , keeping before us the book and confirm with hoe insightful observations, often without pay tribute to pioneering thinking. Restless Spirit , sketching landscapes , inscriptions reads , studies the environment , geology , birds and plants , talking with people and describes the conditions under which they live. Apart from the wonderful description of the Cretan marriage records valuable material for folklore and anthropology of Crete . 150 years after Nikos and Maria Psilakis redo his journey Spratt. Visit the same places and watching the scenery changes and proceed with extensive commentary on the original text .
TRANSLATION: MARIA PSILAKI