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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Greek Islands by Variety Cruises

Mostly as a motivational post, now that summer is all around us, I’ve collected some of the most mesmerizing photos of the Aegean islands! Boarding a Variety Cruise that took me from Pireaus to Kusadasi in Turkey and back again, passing from the unique islands of Ios, Santorini, Patmos, Samos, Delos, Mykonos, Tinos and Kea! Get inspired here:


If one is to believe Greek ancient tradition, Homer's mother was born in Ios, and the great poet himself was buried here, upon his request.


Santorini is a contraction of the name Santa Irini, and was given to the island by the Latins in the thirteenth century.


Forbes named Patmos as Europe's Most Idyllic Place to live in 2009, stating "Patmos has evolved over the centuries but has not lost its air of quiet tranquility, which is one reason why people that know it return again and again."


It is well known that during the early years of Christianity, St John the Evangelist and The Virgin Mary lived in the area.


Aristarchus of Samos, an ancient astronomer from this island, was the first person to say that Earth revolves around the sun.


The excavations on Delos are hailed as the most extensive in the Mediterranean basin and have been ongoing since 1872!


This famous island in the Aegean has been a Celebrity hotspot ever since the 1930s! With only a brief period of Tourism draught, during the devastating second World War.


Most famous for the annual pilgrimage of the Greek Orthodox that takes place on August 15th, Tinos also host more than 80 funcional windmills!


This small island is the closest of the Cyclades to Attika, but it’s uber famous for scuba diving, having warm, clear waters and three shipwrecks, easily accessible for divers of different experience.

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