Greece in photos and words

The Cyclades Islands -

Adrift in the cerulean waters of the Aegean Sea are the rugged, rocky, barren islands of the Cyclades. Dotted with whitewashed cubelike houses, and tiny churches with cornflower blue domes and white tiered bell towers, these mountainous islands have become stylised in picture form by a thousand prints in art shops everywhere.

Brilliant white villages spill across terraced hillsides, or crowd waterfronts of tiny bays and inlets, sunbleached by the dazzling brilliance of the day, hung with purple shadows and fairy lights at night. On the map, these islands resemble a handful of stones carelessly thrown by a giant hand towards Turkey in the East and Crete in the South, and it’s because of their close proximity to each other that they are so readily accessible to the tourist by ferry and hydrofoil - and a real island-hopper’s paradise.

In this section you'll find pictures of the islands of Amorgos, Folegandros, Naxos, Paros, Santorini and Sifnos. Some of these islands are not on the usual tourist itinerary so I hope you'll find them interesting.


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