Idyllic isles of Greece
The maritime country of Greece has more than 6,000 islands and islets scattered throughout the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea, of which only 227 islands are inhabited – indeed a unique phenomenon for the European continent.
Two of idyllic isles of Greece these remarkable islands provided unforgettable memories as we traveled through the archipelago that for many travelers like us, captures the very essence of the isles of Greece.
The archetype of the idyllic Greek island must be Santorini. A Greek friend once told me that Santorini is enchanting. It makes people fall in love again. Being romantic, this comment alone was enough to show my interest.
The island’s official name is Thira. Santorini can actually be the home of the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary capital of a prosperous, advanced culture of Plato, described as a paradise that disappeared without a trace, sunk into the sea by its anger Gods. Whether the myth is true or not, it is a fact that Santorini is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, idyllic islands in the world.
There are few travel destinations that combine beautiful beaches, spectacular landscapes, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the best wines in the world and an active volcano. And even less they can completely conquer the imagination, even before they put a foot on its mystical ground.
At the Lithos Restaurant, we were correctly introduced into an authentic Greek salad, a delicious lettuce dish consisting entirely of fresh, bold pieces of tomato, feta and, of course, crisp Greek olives.
The village of Oia is located on an impressive rock, with stunning views of the volcano, the Old and the nearby island of Thirasia. The beautiful dazzling white houses, narrow streets, blue vaulted churches and sunlit terraces offer only postcard views – but no card was as beautiful as the stunning view we liked and stamped forever in memory.
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Thirasia or Thirasia is a small island in the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades. Until the Minoan eruption of the prehistoric times that created the caldera, it was part of the Stroggylis Island, which now completes the circular outline along with the islands of Thira and Aspronisi, which belong to the same island complex. Thirassia was separated from Strongyli during the catastrophic eruption of the volcano in 1600 BC.
It is located west of Santorini and is about a mile from Ammoudi of Oia. It has an area of 9,246 km2. And a population of 319 inhabitants at the 2011 census. According to the Kallikratis Program, it is administratively owned by the Municipality of Thira. The capital of the island is Manolaz and Port of Riva.
Anafi is a Cycladic island in the Aegean Sea. It is located east of Santorini with which it is the southeastern islands of the Cyclades, and is 150 miles from Piraeus. The capital of the island is Anafi, the seat of the homonymous community that has been designated a traditional settlement and is located in the southern part of the island. The port and main port of the island is Agios Nikolaos.
One of the favorite destinations of the Greek island and one of the favorites with cruise ships, with Mykonos island.
The windmills, built by the Venetians in the 16th century, though these are no longer functional, are a living testimony of the use of innovation from the island when the huge wind power was used to grind the grain. The windmills are open to the public and two are now part of a museum.
The western part of the city meets the sea in Alefanta or Little Venice, an 18th-century seaboard housing estate, which climbs to the edge of the sea with colorful windows and balconies overlooking the blue water.
Wooden balconies hang from white cubic houses, outdoor stairs are covered with geranium pots, and oleanders and hibiscus smell the air. The lack of motorized traffic in this area makes the experience even better as we follow the paved stone surfaces engraved with whitewashed wallpapers, passing through the expensive boutiques leading from the square to the old quarter of the city.
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