Greece 2019 Part IX – Santorini


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Our final day on Santorini before back to the mainland and then a visit to the region around Kalamatta.

Church of the Virgin Mary, Kalamiotissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Caldera Islands, Santorini, Greece

 

View from Giorgaros Bar, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Bay View, Santorini, Greece

 

Grand Villa With Views, Santorini, Greece

 

Perissa Beach, Santorini, Greece

 

Holy Cross Church, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Doorway, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Panagia Katefiani, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Shuttered Window, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Alley, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Villa Entries, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Anafi Island from Perissa Beach, Santorini, Greece

 

Sunsetting Behind Thirasia, Imerovígli, Santorini, Greece



Greece 2019 Part VIII – Santorini

After the little diversion, it’s back to the Greek Islands for another installment from Santorini.


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Shuttered Window, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

 

Pearl on the Cliff, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

 

Gateway to Petit Palace Boutique Villas, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

 

Petit Palace Boutique Villas, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

 

View to the Southern Tip of The Caldera, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

Coastal Rock Formation, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Saint Nikolaos Orthodox Church, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

‘The Wave’, Beachside Café-Restaurant, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

“The Wave” is a little Café/Restaurant/Tavern right at the waters edge where we enjoyed lunch. See this link for a panorama – it is the small place on the left with the lattice railing.

 

Stone Wharf, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Door, Melina’s Tavern, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Melina’s Tavern, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

This can be seen in full context here

 

Doorway, Cave Art Space, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Vineyard, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

The vines are not staked and are trained close to the ground to enable them to withstand the weather conditions of the island. They produce some truly wonderful wines here.

 

The Caldera, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

This can be seen in full context here

 

Coastal Cliffs, The Caldera, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

View North, Akrotíri Lighthouse Road, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Akrotíri Lighthouse, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Beach Front, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

Agia Eirini, Thirasia & Oia, Santorini, Greece

 

Villa Visitor, Sunny Villas, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece



Greece 2019 Part VII – Santorini

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Locals that dropped into our villa for a visit

Breakfast

Thirasia

Manolas, Thirasia

Ferry Passing Kameni Island

Café Bar Gateway, Spiliotica Café Bar

Thirasia & Oia from Hotel Sunny Villas, Imerovigli

A War Memorial, Thira, Santorini – 1912-1922

Rusted Water Pump, Thira

South Westerly View to Finikia, Firon-Ias, Thira

Eparchiaki Odos Firon-Ias, Thira

Derelict Gate

Orthodox Church

Hillside Village

Bar to Navagio

Kameni Islands

Holiday Accommodation

Timios Stavros Chapel, Thira

Dome of Agios Nikolaos, Thira

Cliff-side Villa Gates

Villa Window

Sunset Behind Thirasia from our Villa

Blue Note



Greece 2019 Part VI – Santorini

After Athens it’s just ashort flight to the Island of Santorini where we will spend a few days.


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Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini

Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini

To the left is the Island of Thirasia and on the headland to ther right is the town of Oia with the villas of Imerovigli in the foreground


Cruise Ships in the Caldera across Agios Georgios Chapel, Imerovigli

Bell Tower, Church of Panagia Malteza, Imerovigli

Bell Tower, Anastasi Orthodox Church, Imerovigli

Flaking Blue Door along the pathway between villas

Pathway between villas

Villa Steps, Sunny Villas, Imerovigli

Looking Inland From Blue Note Restaurant Bar, Imerovigli

Looking North to Oia From Blue Note Restaurant Bar, Imerovigli

Our villa is on the right

Mezzo Doorway, Imerovigli

(Restaurant / Bar – unfortunately closed when we were there.)

Kameni Islands, The Caldera across Agios Georgios Chapel, Imerovigli

Sunset Views from our villa at Sunny Villas, Imerovigli

Pathway behind Blue Note Restaurant Bar

Store Area Below the Bar

Night scenes around our villa

Entry to our villa

“Volkan” Santorini Blonde, Blue Note Restaurant Bar

First beer on the island



Triptychs

I decided to try my hand at something different….. this is the result!

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Fimiston Open Pit, Fimiston, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

The pit is oblong in plan view and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and over 600 metres deep. Until 2016 it was Australia’s largest open cut gold mine now surpassed by Newmont’s Boddington gold mine also in Western Australia.

“The Swilkie”, Pentland Firth, Orkney Islands, Scotland UK

‘The Swilkie’ is the most dangerous whirlpool in the Pentland Firth. It is occasioned by the meeting of four or five contrary tides. According to Icelandic legend, the Swilkie is the place where the salt which maintains the saltiness of the oceans is ground in a giant quern, stolen from King Frodi by a sea-king named Mysing. When Mysing’s longship sank off Stroma under the weight of it, he still continued to grind away with it 15 fathoms down and to this day the sea can still be heard roaring through it.

‘The Swilkie” is off the northern coast of the Island of Stroma.

Bungee Jumper, Korintos Isthmus Bridge, Corinth Canal, Loutraki, Greece

Submersible Bridge (Isthmia Bridge), Corinth Canal, Isthmus of Corinth, Greece

The bridge at the Isthmia end of the canal submerges into the water to allow ships to enter or leave the canal.

Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

The unit we stayed in for a few days is in the foreground – the first half-wall in the top right square.

Stadium, Ithoni, Ancient Messene, Greece

View Across Messian Gulf, Koroni, Greece

This is the view from the house where we stayed.

Panorama, Via del Voltone, San Marino, San Marino

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK