|Santorini is the remnant of a caldera from an
enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 B.C. –
(four times larger than Krakatoa). You can see
the circular pattern of the islands.
|Our lovely breakfast patio in Santorini, Greece.
One of many mornings to come with thick, tangy
Greek yogurt and freshly squeezed orange juice.
|Small shrines dot the landscape in Greece. Rather
than commemorating a tragedy, they
are typically built to publicly thank a saint for some
kind of benefit. Maybe bountiful fishing?
|The cross on the Greek flag symbolizes Eastern
Orthodox Christianity, the established religion
of Greece. The nine stripes represent the nine
syllables in the phrase Έλευθερία ή Θάνατοc which
means “Freedom or Death”.
|Foggy sunset over the Adriatic Sea.|
|Santorini is a relatively small island, only 28
square miles. They say there are more churches
here than days of the year.
|Having hiked up the path and rock climbed to
the top, Mike is king of the mountain. Look
closely, he’s a teeny tiny king!
|The most beautiful Greek salad I’ve ever seen. Little did
I know that I would be eating Greek salad for lunch
and dinner every DAY for the next two weeks.
|Donkeys are a necessity in Greece, where steep
cobblestone roads make transportation difficult.
|Some of the churches in Santorini were built
on private land by families to commemorate
a loved one. Inside, you may find only a chair or two.