The romance of the past: that’s what drives the traveller’s impossible quest
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A disused Greek factory overlooked by Patrick Leigh Fermor revealed a different side to the place he made home

Writing in 1958 about the little Greek town that was eventually to become his home, the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor was satisfied to note that the Guide Bleu gave it only half a line. “It is better so,” Leigh Fermor wrote. “It is too inaccessible and there is too little to do there, fortunately, for it ever to be seriously endangered by tourism.”

His next paragraph describes the...


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