Knossos - Crete
Detail of the dolphin frescoes in the Queen's Megaron of the Palace of Knossos
Us at Knossos
Lots of pots everywhere, but this one struck me as amazing. 1500 BC... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization#Pottery
Phaistos Disc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc
The other side of the Phaistos disc
Building under repair in Crete
And continuing my fascination of stained glass windows... St Titus, Heraklion, Crete
Venetian building 'The Loggia' in the centre of Heraklion, Crete
Cats and coffee? That's my kind of store...
St Minas Cathedral, Heraklion
Inside St Minas Cathedral
Unfinished hotel on the shorefront in Heraklion.
Let sleeping dogs lie... St Titus cathedral Heraklion
Sunrise over Heraklion
Santorini, it's incredible seeing the villages/towns built into the rock faces
The famous blue domed churches of Santorini
Windmills of Oia
Dan in Oia, plus my scarf wafting about in the breeze
Looking out over Oia
Delicious Santorini wine
Sunset and aerials
Looking out over Santorini
Dan and I stopping for a quick espresso looking over the caldera of Santorini
Our funny little boat trip to get to and from Red beach
Blue Barren Blue. These islands are incredibly stark against the sky and the sea...
White beach - not safe for swimming so we decided not to go there...
Delicious fresh melon at red beach
Tavernas in Akrotiri
One of the many greek salads we had
Melitzanosalata - I could eat it every day...
Akrotiri in Santorini
The taverna where we had lunch twice in Santorini, beautiful fresh fish
Sunset from our apartment in Santorini
Tower of the winds in the early morning sun, Athens
In Athens dogs sit in windowsills...
View of Athens on the walk up to the Acropolis
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The Caryatids, my favourite part of the Acropolis. The original ones are now in the museum
Us at the Parthenon
Looking down towards the Ancient Agora and Athens
View of the Olympian Zeus from the Acropolis
The Dionysus theatre, Acropolis musem in the background http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Dionysus
Back of the Parthenon - lots of restoration happening
Cleaning the temple of Athena http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Athena_Nike
There's no way I'm going to even TRY to decipher that...
Looking back though the Dionysus theatre - with its beautiful marble stage
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Parthenon in the background http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Olympian_Zeus_(Athens)
Us at the Temple of Olympian Zeus
Dan at the Ancient Agora museum
An incredible little jazz bar/coffee place we found off the main streets in Athens
The most well preserved fresco from Santorini, of the ancient civilisation that lived in Akrotiri http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akrotiri_(Santorini) - from the Archealogical musem in Athens.
This little cat wanted to go for a drive, but fell asleep in the morning sunshine instead.
Same cat from the previous shot, he let me come up for a few snaps and a pat!
Just in case you weren't sure where you were...
Enjoying lunch and a bottle of Mythos
Gyros? Greek Salad? Tzatziki? Don't mind if I do...
Athens at night