June 2007 archive

Byzantine Art
June 30, 2007

It was the beautiful terrace that caught our eye, hidden down a long
corridor filled with art. We were just wandering the streets one early
morning when we just stumbled upon it quite by accident.


Chania, Crete
June 29, 2007

Chania, Xania, Hania are all names for the old capital in Crete with
its charming, softly hued Venetian buildings, lovely harbor and idyllic
beaches. We got a cute room with lovely sea views and terrace


Santorini to Crete
June 28, 2007

Greek music played in the background as I quickly packed for Crete,
Rhodes and several weeks in Turkey in the wee hours of the morning.
I had just read a few hours earlier about a man on a fast ferry


Sunsets & Celebration
June 26, 2007

The Oia, Santorini sunset was spectacular on the night we celebrated
DaVinci’s birthday! Mozart loves celebrations so did not mind it a bit
that we were doing another celebration of his birthday


Heaven On Earth
June 24, 2007

The panoramic view is breathtaking and the incredible peace at the
edge of the volcanic cliff or caldera (rim) was simply astounding and
mesmerizing.There is nothing like this on the planet


Santorini Wine & Vineyards
June 23, 2007

The grapevines are wound around each other to create a basket form
and “watered” by the mist rolling in from the sea aided by the volcano
rim, creating a kind of artificial rain.


Beaches And Views
June 21, 2007

The road sign says “I love life, I drive safely” but I am not sure anyone reads them. Nevertheless we ventured out in our tiny rent a car a few times to explore the island as it is the best and most


Santorini Camping
June 19, 2007

We feel like the Swiss Family Robinson in our profoundly peaceful spot
in nature with an ocean view, near one of the biggest trees in Santorini
and shaded well by it and bamboo, grapevines, smaller trees


Athens to Santorini
June 17, 2007

The huge semi-truck lumbered wearily straight up the precarious cliff,
pausing at each switchback to be able to make the sharp turn, while
mopeds and small cars took advantage and recklessly passed on the


Athens Archeology Museum
June 16, 2007

A long haired, lively taxi driver gabbed away as he drove us to Athens’
renown Archeology Museum and laughed about how people who live
in Athens never or rarely see these great sites.


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