By Sofia, Apr 12 2018 05:00AM
A daughter of a friend asked if we could go on an excursion during her Easter school holiday.
She had somewhere in mind, but we compromised and I persuaded her that a place she had not been to would be more interesting.
I kept the destination as a surprise, which was the Sendoukia. This is where three ancient stone crypts, complete with their boulder lids, are chiselled on the stone top of the mountain, high above the sea, looking north.
No one knows the history of the crypts; it is only hearsay that when the Romans first disembarked on the island, they found them plundered. Who the plunderers were, nobody can say. There is a fourth crypt, begun, but never completed, which surely might have been the give away for the plunderers that there was more about than stones.
I am not sure that Maria was entirely captivated by the story of Romans, plunderes and grave thieves (although the tale that there may be a fourth crypt, yet undiscovered, complete with all its spoils, did rise her interest a bit). Still, there was so much about that nature offered, not least the stunning view of the sea to the north, that did keep her interested and made the excursion enjoyable.