From Cnidus in Asia Minor, Paul's ship turned south, battling the winds. They sought shelter on the island of Crete. The ship stopped briefly at a place called Fair Havens on the southern coast of Crete. Since the harbor was not suitable for wintering, they attempted to reach a port called Phoenix, which was further west on Crete.  
Context: In the first century Crete was part of a Roman province. Ships searched for harbors that would provide shelter from winter storms.

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