Delos – 5

The final piece about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. Following the Brown Path on the map the visitor heads across the Hippodrome and past the Archegesion or Sanctuary of Anios, mythical archegetes and king of Delos. This building dates from the 6th Century BCE, but was remodelled during theContinue reading “Delos – 5”

Delos – 4

The fourth of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. The path continues past the Temple of Leto and the enormous Agora of the Italians before coming to the most famous part of the site, the Naxian Lions. Sadly, none of the lions on their plinths are originalsContinue reading “Delos – 4”

Delos – 3

The third of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. Today, few people live permanently on Delos. There are no hotels on the island and no boats or yachts are supposed to moor there overnight. Ferry boats can come to Delos from Tinos, Naxos, and Mykonos, so itContinue reading “Delos – 3”

Delos – 2

The second of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. On a more human level, the earliest inhabitants of Delos in the middle of the third millennium BCE built their homes on top of the hill called Kynthos, so they would have an early warning of any approachingContinue reading “Delos – 2”

Delos – 1

The first of a series about the Greek island of Delos. Delos is the reason the Cyclades have their name. The other islands in the Cyclades form a circle around Delos. Delos is a sacred island and the reason for that is Zeus. Leto was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of Coeus andContinue reading “Delos – 1”

Samos – 5

This is the fifth of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Heraion onContinue reading “Samos – 5”

Samos – 4

This is the fourth of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Heraion onContinue reading “Samos – 4”

Samos – 3

This is the third of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the interior of a church which is found insideContinue reading “Samos – 3”

Samos – 2

This is a short piece about my recent visit to Samos in the Aegean Islands of Greece. The photo is mine taken near the town of Pythagorio. Walking around the ancient harbour of Pythagorio, parts of which are 2,600 years old, the visitor soon comes to a statue of Pythagoras, who was born in theContinue reading “Samos – 2”

Samos – 1

I had arrived at the town of Pythagorio on the ferry from Patmos. Pythagorio is the Samian destination for ferries from the Dodecanese Islands. The port of Vathy on the northern side of Samos is the terminus for ferries to the other Aegean Islands, whereas Karlovassi towards the western end of Samos is the placeContinue reading “Samos – 1”