In 1917 Nikos Kazantzakis came to the village Stoupa which is situated 38 km southeast of Kalamata on the west coast of Greece. (For those who love olives, the Kalamata olives are the best!!) Kazantzakis settled down in a small cottage among the eucalyptus trees close to this beach and recruited Georgios Zorbas as his engineer in a mining business. The business was no success, mainly because of shortage of fuel during World War #1.
Kazantzakis success was his novel about Zorba the Greek - and most of us know the movie - and Zorba's dance. In the novel Zorba danced on this beach, but I think the movie was filmed somewhere in California!
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