Leonard Cohen's Greek Island Bids Songwriter-poet Farewell

Leonard Cohen's Greek island bids songwriter-poet farewell

ATHENS, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) - Among the legions of fans mourning the death of Leonard Cohen at age 82 are the residents of the small Greek island of Hydra that held a special place in the heart of the iconic musician and poet. "This was his haunt," Stavros Douskos, owner of the Xeri Elia tavern in the island's port capital, said on Friday upon hearing the news of Cohen's passing. Cohen bought a house on Hydra, a 90-minute hydrofoil ride from Athens, in the early 1960s, a time when the island was a draw for bohemian artists.