Aegean Sea - Greece, Crete, Cyprus and more

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

  • Le grand bleu

    The harsh rocks rise above Mediterranean, making the main town Fira look like snow on a mountain top.

    Santorini, Greece

  • Snow on stone

    The harsh rocks rise above Mediterranean, making the main town Fira look like snow on a mountain top.

    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, but be careful where you put your feet.

    Santorini, Greece

  • Porch of the maidens

    The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple, built in honor 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 been taking place at this 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 gunpowder stored in the temple.

    Reine at the Parthenon temple, Athens

  • 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 its 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

  • Through the 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 for you

    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

  • Water fortress

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

    Kos

  • Stranded

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

    Larnaca, Cyprus

  • 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

  • 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.

    Athens