• October Odyssey: Sights of Santorini

    25 Oct 2020 by

    Santorini: surely you’ve seen the photos that travel agents all over the world use to advertise Greece: the whitewashed houses (mostly all hotels now) clinging to the reddish cliffs, the blue-domed churches, the sunlight, the joining of blue sea (the caldera) and sky. As poet Odysseus Elytis called it, “the mystery of Greek light, sea… Read more

  • IN AND AROUND ATTICA/ THE SMILING LION OF KEA

    13 Sep 2020 by

    I. Athens/Attica “Melancholia tou septembri” — it seems that every time you turn on the radio you hear the Greek version of the mournful old Italian song by Peppino di Capri. In this unprecedented year there might be more reason to be melancholic. But on the other hand, photos of crystalline seas still catch my… Read more

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