Nights of Rain and Stars Setting & Symbolism

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Aghia Anna

This factual fishing village provides the backdrop for most of the scenes in the book. It is located on the island of Naxos in Cyclades Islands, Greece.

Andreas's tavern

Nestled high on a hill overlooking the harbor of Aghia Anna, Andrea's tavern becomes a key gathering place for the tourists. The tourists come here the night of the tragedy, and return at the end.

Olga

The tourist boat is the scene of the accident; several people are killed.

Metaxa

A Greek brandy known as "the Nectar of the Gods."

Orea

A Greek word meaning "beautiful."

Ya Sou

A Greek greeting meaning "hello."

Kalatriada

A little town several kilometers from Aghia Anna, Kalatriada is home to a minor temple that has been excavated, as well as an artists' colony. Silversmiths and potters come here from all over the world to work. Several of the tourists visit Kalatriada...

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