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Aegean Sea - Greece, Crete, Cyprus and more

Visiting Santorini, Kos, Athens, Heraklion, Knossos and Larnaca.

  • Dawn

    The sun rises in the Venetian port of Heraklion, introducing another beautiful day. The city was founded in 824 AD by the Saracens and the port was a safe haven for pirates.

    [Heraklion, Crete]

  • Riverfront

    The sea is ever present on the island where El Greco was born and Nikos Kazantzakis is buried.

    [Heraklion, Crete]

  • Brick by brick

    The sea is ever present on the island where El Greco was born and Nikos Kazantzakis is buried.

    [Heraklion, Crete]

  • Down through the centuries

    This was the center of the Minoan civilization, perhaps best known as the place where the minotaur was kept in a maze according to legend.

    [Knossos Minoan Palace, Crete]

  • No tuna

    The walls were decorated by frescoes, such as these restored dolphins in the Queen's Apartment.

    [Knossos Minoan Palace, Crete]

  • Lazy days

    A perfect day for a nap.

    [Heraklion, Crete]

  • At the beach

    The island of Kos has long sandy beaches.

    [Theresa at Kos]

  • Water fortress

    The Castle of the Knights of Saint John was built during the 14th century as a defence against sultan Bayazit I.

    [Kos]

  • Le grand bleu

    This is the beautiful island of Santorini. The great Mediterranean stretches out beneath the harsh rocks that lifts the main town Fira into the air, looking like snow on a mountain top. Santorini, officially called Thera, is one of the Cycladic islands and a historically active volcano.

    [Santorini, Greece]

  • Path of a thousand smells

    The cliffs can be accessed in one of two ways: cable car or a winding path lined with donkey poo. I encourage you to walk by foot for a magnificent view, but be careful where you put your feet.

    [Santorini, Greece]

  • Snow on stone

    The great Mediterranean stretches out beneath the harsh rocks that lifts the main town Fira into the air, looking like snow on a mountain top.

    [Santorini, Greece]

  • Snow on stone

    The great Mediterranean stretches out beneath the harsh rocks that lifts the main town Fira into the air, looking like snow on a mountain top.

    [Santorini, Greece]

  • Path of the donkeys

    Elvira is looking happy, since she wisely avoided the infamous 'donkey stairs' on the way down.

    [Elvira at Santorini]

  • Porch of the maidens

    The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple, built in honour of the king Erechtheus who was burned nearby. The six female Caryatids are used as supporting columns. These are plaster casts, since five of the originals are found in the nearby museum and the last one at the British Museum.

    [Acropolis, Athens]

  • Scars of time

    Considering all that has taken place at the well-known hill throughout history, it is a wonder that some things still stand.

    [Acropolis, Athens]

  • King of the hill

    This temple has been through a lot. The worst damage was caused by a Swedish military named Königsmark who blew it up by firing at the gunpower stored in the temple.

    [Reine at the Parthenon temple on Acropolis in Athens]

  • History book

    Most of the original decorations have been moved to the nearby museum, and some of it even as far as British Museum in London.

    [Parthenon temple on Acropolis in Athens]

  • I can see my house from here

    The impressive view from Acropolis, including the remains of Temple of Zeus.

    [View from Acropolis in Athens]

  • Bread and circuses

    An amphitheater in Athens. How original.

    [Theater of Dionysos in Athens]

  • Path of the righteous

    The uphill path towards Acropolis.

    [Athens]

  • Another brick in the wall

    [The walls of Acropolis in Athens]

  • Deep breath

    The view from Acropolis reveals the severe smog problem in the capital of Greece.

    [Athens]

  • Stranded

    We happened to be stranded in a boring city, but Theresa didn't mind since she fell in love with a talking parrot in the street.

    [Theresa at Larnaca, Cyprus]

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