Welcome to our 7th edition of Travel Photo Friday.
Wow, time flies, I can't believe it has been seven months already!
Now mind you, this isn't Anne's first trip to Greece. She went on vacation there 2 years ago and loved it so much, that she and her family returned again this past summer.
And from the looks of all the photos I have seen- I can certainly see why.
Let me just remind you that Anne is French, but her English is amazing!
Anne has chosen pictures from the little town ofin Island, because it is her favorite.
Here is what Anne writes about her favorite part of Greece:
history of Santorini is really interesting : it is a group of five
volcanic islands,the main one being Thera, which people tend to confuse
with Santorini because it is the largest one and the most famous, but
it is only one of the five islands of Santorini.
Of the others, only
one is inhabited, Thirasia. The others are too small. In 1500 BC, Santorini was a unique and round island, before the volcano eruption.
This eruption entirely buried the island under layers of lava and
broke the island in several parts, with sea water in the middle. This is
why many people think that the legend of Atlantis was actually in
main towns are Fira, Oia, Imerovigli , and Pyrgos. Each one has its own
charm, but my favorite is Oia, because it is so peaceful and
quiet, away from the tourist crowds due to its location (at the extreme
north end of the island, far from Fira port where all cruise ship
disembark their passengers).
I love its wonderful views on the sea and
the remains of the volcano, its wonderful narrow alleys
with captain houses, houses built into the volcanic rock, the steps
that leads down to the harbor, and of course its unique white and blue
Some gorgeous restaurants and hotels with views that leave
you speechless. What I also enjoyed a lot are the numerous art
galleries with beautiful objects made with lava, great drawings, made
with good taste, not at all your ordinary tourists souvenirs.
And now on with the stunning show…
As always, the captions below the photos are from Anne.
A general view of the town of Oia, which shows how high is the city
and the houses like they were stuck together as to not to fall from the
What can I say, the picture speaks for itself : breathless view, wonderful terraces, peace and quietness.
You have the feeling that the stairs will lead you directly to the sea.
The white and blue houses are not a cliché, they are everywhere and they are so so beautiful and serene.
Art galleries with beautiful objects, not the typical tourist traps.
I love them ! They are beautiful and they were seated there under
the shadow of the tree, chatting quietly for hours. I want to be like
them when I am their age !
Thanks so much Anne!! Your photo tour makes me want to go to Greece. Now.
Which one is your favorite? Have you been to Greece? Tell us about it.