GREECE: Love's Way

When Tassoula Petracogeorgi, 19, raven-haired and eager-eyed, met Constantine Kephaloyannis, 32, wealthy and handsome, it was a case of love at first sight of Constantine's mustache. It was also a case of near war (TIME, Sept. 4, 1950). Both came from prominent political families in Crete, but Constantine's family was Royalist, Tassoula's Liberal. Tassoula's father forbade the marriage, so Constantine grabbed Tassoula, carried her off to Mount Ida, where they were married in a lonely monastery, then hid in a cave protected by a private army of Constantine's family and friends.

Then Tassoula's father and friends set out after his daughter;...

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