Poster in the Athens airport: connecting cultures: Canada. But what's that on the left?
Oh, of course. Marple syrup.
The shore of Mykonos town
Stone archway in Mykonos town.
Mykonos town: overview
The streets in Mykonos were very narrow
View from a balcony
Even seaweed on the sidewalk looked beautiful on our honeymoon!
David hangs out with the Sea Satin Market's evening special
We decided these little "happy holidays" cars were talking to us -- we listened!
One of the few town buildings that wasn't sugar-cube white.
A hallway in the Santa Marina hotel, where we stayed in Mykonos -- it was so beautiful, we were happy to stay at home!
The Santa Marina breakfast view
Santa Marina: Our private balcony overlooking the Aegean!
Our "living room" -- that curtained window gave out onto the balcony.
You can guess what room this was.
Santa Marina: the corridor we walked down every morning to go to breakfast -- and up every afternoon to grab our swimsuits!
The view looking down from our balcony: other buildings in the Santa Marina
Tiny pool! (The big one is downstairs)
The road to Mykonos town
All the streets outside of town wove up and down and around the rocks and were surrounded by these stone walls
Sunset in Mykonos
Another hallway in the Santa Marina
Sunset from our balcony
A few nighttime pictures of Mykonos town
Those would be pelicans.
They're a lot bigger than we'd have thought!
This was one of the only places I recognized -- my favorite "croissantery" ever!
On the Santa Marina private beach.
This is my Camus photo
David wades manfully into the Aegean.
Aqua restaurant -- second time's a charm!
Ournos Bay, view from the Santa Marina.
"There are ships in the bay, my lord"
Ournos Bay: night views from the Santa Marina (1/3)
Boats from Mykonos town to Delos island
Delos Island: former heart of Minoan civilization. A "fifteen minute" ferry ride from Mykonos (more like 30)
Columns in pieces on Delos.
Overview of Delos.
There has been so much plundering and little money for restoration that the ruins themselves are in ruins; Delos required an active imagination.
The Minoan Well
Doug S., this one's for you.
Feet of clay?
Mary wishes she remembered any of her ancient Greek.
Timeless love? We hope so!
(Holding hands on a pillar at Delos)
Coming into Mykonos harbor
The boat from Delos
We brought this little guy with us -- the chambermaids would find him and set him up on the bed! We quickly discovered that he'd made a new friend, and left them a note, saying "Ruf ruf! Hi! My name is Moshi! What's yours? Thanks for keeping my room so clean!"
And we got one in return!
Moshi left them a little note when we checked out, and a big tip.
To the left, a fine Grecian product.
Another fine Grecian product!
Ournos Bay, along the side.
A final view of the Santa Marina.
These were the biggest trees we saw in Mykonos. You can tell what David thought they looked like -- GERONIMO!
On the balcony at the Santa Marina, checking out.
Sunset at the harbor, waiting for the ferry to Santorini. . .
honeymoon destination take 2!
Our lodgings in Santorini:
A traditional house lodged into the cliff wall overlooking the caldera.
It was short, but airy!
The houses were basically on top of one another: a very vertical existence! There is our pool, and a second group of houses underneath.
A view of the caldera from our little front porch, looking right.
These were off to our right, past the caldera view. Not too different from Mykonos buildings, but occasionally less uniformly white.
Swimming, . . .
. . . in the swimming pool! . . .
When days are hot, when days are cold, in the swimming pool! Breaststroke, . . .
. . . sidestroke,. . .
. . . fancy diving too! Don't you wish you didn't have anything else to do?
These flowers grew everywhere against the white walls.
View of the caldera on the road to "town."
Sunset on the caldera (for the next few pictures)
Not snowcaps, but the little bits of residences that line the top of the caldera (our view to the right on the balcony)
What's he smiling at?
Ah! A favorite honeymoon activity!
The caldera at day.
A wispy moon early in the morning
Breakfast in Santorini: freshly baked bread, fruit and Greek yogurt (under the fruit), coffee -- and bright blue sea.
Remembering the eruption?
The shimmering sea!
Another porch picture.
Large ships would often linger near this curve of the island -- near Fira, we think.
Mary is TAN.
At 1800, a delicious Santorini recommendation. Those smiles aren't just the wine talking!
Oia, the Santorini town in which we stayed. The town was basically one street per level, but as you can see, there are many vertical town-striations!
The streets here were straight -- much easier than Mykonos!
Santorini town disappearing into the ridges.
A long view of Oia.
I've tried to take pictures of the caldera, but it's hard to get a sense of it from the ones I have -- this is probably the best image of the depth of the crater and the tiny feeling of the houses.
The rock has many layers of colour; the red stripes are famous.
Selene restaurant in Fira, our final night of the honeymoon. Those lights are the little settlements on the ridge-tops one can see across the bay in daytime photos.
David tackles a crossword in the Athens airport -- time to come home!