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”

Syros – 4

Further up the hill is the Vaporia district with its abundance of wealthy shipowner’s mansions looking out over the Mediterranean. Just down to the right, right by the sea, is the Asteria beach bar. This place is wonderful if you want a refreshing drink, combined with a swim, at the end of the day, butContinue reading “Syros – 4”

Syros – 3

Heading south-west from Platia Miaouli and just inland from the Ferry Quay is the Church of the Dormition, containing the island’s most valuable work of art, a painting of the Assumption by a 20-year old El Greco. A few metres to the south-east of the square, on the street called Roidi, some umbrellas have beenContinue reading “Syros – 3”

Syros – 1

Arriving at Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros and of all The Cyclades and known as “The Queen of the Aegean”, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the loveliness of this town that stretched up the hillsides towards the blue sky. Ermoupolis used to be the busiest port in the whole of Greece and aContinue reading “Syros – 1”