Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Patmos - Amorgos - Santorini

Our journey continued through the islands of Greece.
The first stop was Patmos.

I fell in love with Patmos.
Since cruise ships do not stop here the island has
managed to keep its charm and not be too tourist inspired.

Spectacular views!

Biblically, Patmos is the island where John was exiled.
We visited the cave where he received the Revelation.
This is a Holy place and photos were not permitted, but
the view prior to entering the cave gives a sense of the area.

Blue seas and sky, unspoiled beauty everywhere. 
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The island of Amorgos was our next visit.
The highlight of this small island was a visit to a monastery
built on the side of a mountain.

Three hundred steps to reach the white-washed structure,
still inhabited by priests.

The clouds rolled in beneath us while we met the priest
which limited our view and photos, but not the sense of
peace and beauty that was experienced.

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Who has not heard of the bells of Santorini?
This picture perfect island is everything you'd imagine it to be.
White-washed buildings against a blue sky and sea, just too marvelous to comprehend.
(I think my selfies are getting better :-)

And yes, I did ride the donkey to the top!

 Next stops...the islands of Naxos, Delos, Mykonos and Syros.  Hope you'll join me!
Until next time~

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