|Hilltop view from Andreas Miaoulis’ mansion in Hydra.
The whole island is only 20 square miles.
|Andreas Miaoulis was an admiral
and politician who commanded
Greek naval forces during the Greek
war of independence against the
Ottoman Empire in 1821-1829.
Greeks say if it wasn’t for him,
there would be no Greece.
|One of our dicier docking spaces. One of life’s
lessons – sometimes it takes courage to walk the plank.
|My first donkey ride! I chose this donkey owner
above all the others because he had such an
|Oyzo (or ouzo) stored in sturdy oak barrels.
There’s a saying in Greece, “Ouzo makes the
spirit”. The icy cold anise liquour is served
before, during and after dinner. To toast you
say “yamas!” or “to your health!”
|Mike calculated this donkey was carrying 200
pounds of water. Since this island ONLY has
bottled water, these donkeys come in handy.
|Late afternoon sunlight filters through the clouds
catching an oncoming boat in the glow.
|A little Greek tongue in cheek – you never know
what shopping you’ll find on these little islands.