“Thiorichia, on the Mediterranean”
The Island of Milos, Greece. June 2018 (12 photos)
This is Part 2 of my Greece 2018 photo series, and also Part 11 of my Europe 2018 photo series.
Is it possible to think of Greece and not conjure up thoughts of cruising the Mediterranean and visiting the Greek Islands? Everyone knows Santorini and Mykonos but they tend to suffer from their own popularity. Too many tourists and too expensive.
After some time in Athens I boarded the ferry to a lesser known Greek island, the island of Milos. Or maybe it is well known but just less visited and a more authentic experience. Even without realising it, you already know of Milos because you almost certainly know its most famous export – the Aphrodite of Milos, otherwise known as the Venus de Milo. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the marble sculpture is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans). It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after Milos because that is where it was discovered.
So here are some scenes from Magical Milos, an island of varied landscapes and immense beauty, just like Aphrodite/Venus.
“Church in the Plaka”
“Welcome to Adamantas”
“The colours of Greece”
“Morning in Mandrakia”
You can see all those doors arranged along the small bay. They extended around underneath my vantage point as well. I was walking down there and had to do a small jump across some water and landed in front of one with the door open…
“The good life”
This guy had converted his boat shed into a man cave. He greeted me with a smile. He didn’t speak a word of English but he saw my camera and invited me to take photos of his hideaway. I coaxed him into posing for a portrait as well.
“A church in Pollonia”
I shot this one directly toward the sun.
“Sunset in Klima”
I had dinner in this small seaside village. It was a spectacular setting for a restaurant. Essentially all the tables were in open air, along the water.
I didn’t finish dinner until about 11pm. That seems to be the norm in summer on a Greek island.
This is the view that greeted me whenever I opened my door in Milos.