Delos

IMG_0611Come on let’s go to Delos while we are at Chora (Mykonos) whic means we are very close to this uninhabited open air museum island it is one of the most important mythological, archaeological and historical site in world heritage list if you are interested in history as we do you will find it amazing!  If you don’t then it will be pretty boring to spend your day at this outside open air museum Island also they have small inside museum which you can see many other things like mosaics 

These are inside museum

Amazing art of great mosaics!

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Some jewelery but you can find more there

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 One of the few status

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and many other beautiful interesting things

Here it is open air museum we just put few photos but many things when you go to see  it will take your all day

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Aren’t they just so smart they using the court as beutiful place to relax and also to collect clean water for drinking and cooking enjoying beautiful mosaics while raining.

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I always impressed by old techniques because while you getting most of the benefits and your needs it doesn’t harm the environment it’s sustainable and it’s perfect!

The terrace of the lions.

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If you don’t like to take guided tour you can basically be your own guide and you can find information from this boards about each important section.

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I don’t want to make you bored with every picture I took or telling you all the history of Delos but I can say that they were one of the great civilization at those times even this times in the picture above you can see that they built sewer system. I know it is not pleasant issue but pretty impressive and clean I think.

Chora (Mykonos)

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Here we are in Mykonos!

From Thera to Chora with flying Cat ferry in 2 or 4 hours took to go to Chora Island.

It’s not as Santorini it’s different but another beauty of Greece.

This cafe in Mykonos has great view of famous windmills and sea it’s very nice! and many other cute cafes as well.

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Mykonos view from top of the road.

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When you don’t use the map you can find some very special places like this Virgin Mary’s dormitory Monastery at Ano Mera village we didn’t heard about it before but we did heard about famous Panagia Tourtulani monastery a lot and would like to visit it but very luck find this cute monastery before. I was admire the only small nun by herself keeping all the monastery very clean and tidy and well-kept as she explained when we asked her how? She answered Virgin Mary strengthening her. I hope she is still doing well.

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Blue door siesta for cute cat! at Mykonos town it’s very nice & relaxing to walk around this beautiful streets.

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Chora door collection  I had more but I think it will be endless.

Local cafe in front of the Ornos beach octopus mazza and delicious tomato feta salad was delicious! How can I forget the name of this wonderful cafe ohh :((

At the same cafe I had best cafe latte ever it was really super!

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Artichoke salad was delicious at Nikos restaurant.

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Ornos beach

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Finally local bazaar.

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Thera (Santorini)

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Open the door and enter to this amazing small but very impressive lovely island in Greece especially our most loved island Thira it has it’s own unique character and it’s very hard to not fall in love with this Islands blue and white and small houses the narrow streets the stairs, delicious fresh sea food! Just very Unique & special!

Want to share our 3 years old vacation but still unforgettable! Hope you will enjoy it!

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Papagalos restaurant

If I remember right it was at Oia and all the dishes was fantastic especially you have to try the special mastixa liqueur if you are like us mastixa fan.

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You feel like you are the best photographer here really!! but unfortunately it’s not all about you it’s the magic of Santorini.

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The best way to explore these island if you like adventure as we do to rent a car. We try to figure out where we are with the help of the map but it didn’t worked well for us so we just give-up throw the map and drive to our adventure and create our special map just was fantastic and beside very famous and known places we were able to experience unknown small lovely villages, churches, restaurant’s, monastery’s and even hidden remote beaches and you don’t have to worry to be last don’t forget you are in such a small island and there is just one main road just what you have to do is after driving into small unknown roads just come back to main road and drive.

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We stayed at Akrotiri which is very nice to relax and be away from crowd so we were very close to red beach actually we walked to the beach 30-40 min. It was very good exercise! and excavation site was very close as well which is very famous for it’s beautiful well preserved frescoes, many objects and artworks you can see many of them at the excavation site if it’s permitted for visitors or you can go to Thira and enjoy the archaeological and prehistoric museums.

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Our peaceful stacked stones at red beach.

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This is the view from our Hotel balcony.

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For the first time we were trying Greek style called “chian”  it’s like jam but different they serve it beside your coffee it’s kind of dessert you enjoy it with spoonfuls. They make pistachios, cherries, figs ets… chian’s as well

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Don’t forget to visit Santo wines enjoy your drink while enjoying caldera view it has one of the best views of caldera and you can buy excellent characteristic Santorini wines here.

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If you would like to eat real and just very fine special dishes we recommend 1800 definitely check it out before because sometimes it’s not open in the morning till late afternoon.

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The women’s meeting, talking at the church yard many small and cute churches at every corner. Just walk around to find something very local. Like his old women with local all black dress.

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I don’t know exactly what they are this miniature cute houses or churches we saw many of like this when we were driving on the side of the roads? I wanna really know what they are any one who know please let us know.

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we went to the light house to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunset and meditate a bit. Or you can go to Oia and celebrate it with a crowd.

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