Greece (Athens, Sounion, Milos, Meteora). June 2018 (17 photos)
This is Part 6 of my Greece 2018 photo series, and also Part 25 of my Europe 2018 photo series.
Food is relatively cheap and portions are rather large throughout Greece. Locally made wine and beer is also plentiful and very enjoyable. It’s all conducive to lingering over a long lunch or a late dinner. The first thing I realised in Greece is that a true Greek salad does not contain lettuce, an ingredient more often included than not in Greek salads I’ve had in Sydney. Anyway, this final presentation about Greece will be like a salad, a mixture of photos from the various locations I visited; my Greek Salad Mix. I promise there’s no lettuce added.
The first photo is the coastal village of Klima on the island of Milos. To the right you can see some outdoor shade umbrellas marking the site of the restaurant which hosted me till about 11pm.
“Putting it into perspective”
The Monastery of Varlaam at the UNESCO world heritage listed site of Meteora.
“The long march”
Military detail after raising the Greek flag at the top of the Acropolis site. They start their march from the entrance gate down at the bottom of the Acropolis citadel.
“A moment to pause”
A roadside memorial on the way to the coastal village of Mandrakia, on Milos.
There are a lot of cats in Athens. I took this one whilst wandering around the Plaka. I guess it was close to feeding time.
“Καλημέρα – Good morning”
In the seaport village of Adamantas, Milos.
“A different view of the Mediterranean”
Over on the eastern side of Milos is the area of Thiorichia. Apart from a beautiful beach and clifftop views until forever over the Mediterranean Sea, there is an abandoned sulphur mine.
“Exploring the past”
The mine was at its peak in the 1930s and closed in the 1960s. The area is unpatrolled and nothing is fenced off. Depending on how agile you are, the rusty transportation facilities, sulfur mines, the deserted offices, the accomodation quarters and all the old machinery and abandoned tools and sundry objects are there to be photographed.
“Echoes of the past”
Taken inside a tunnel leading to the mines, looking back to the Mediterranean. The sulfur and rust have turned parts of the area and soil vibrant colors in hues of red, yellow and brown.
“You will believe that Draco can fly”
The Monastery of Varlaam again, this time from above.
“Don’t forget to look up”
In the Plaka, Athens.
There aren’t many traditional tavernas remaining in Athens but this is one of them. The family were having a discussion whilst I was wandering around photographing the place. This is a composite of 3 photos. I recommend the stuffed squid should you happen by this way.
“Moonlight over Milos”
Standing on the western aspect of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, this is the landscape one sees as the sun starts to set.
After having dinner and waiting for it to fall dark I took this photo of the Temple of Poseidon, zooming in as I did so.
I hope you’ve been enjoying this tour of Europe with me. However, my posts about Europe will come to an end before the month of October is out. Then I’ll have something new for you.