Oia Blue Dome Churches ⛪
Standing side by side on the picturesque caldera cliffside & overlooking the Aegean Sea, the blue-domed churches of Oia are easy to spot & they have been captured countless times, as one of the most charming landmarks in Oia.
They are probably the most photogenic churches in the Cyclades, adding an extra charm to the postcard-like landscape! They both have a traditional style of Cycladic architecture & they can be approached on foot, passing through the narrow alleys of Oia:
Anastasi Church: Anastasi Church was constructed in 1865 & it is dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ. In addition to its signature blue cupola, you will instantly notice a distinctive pink bell tower.
Agios Spyridon Church: Only 10 meters away from Anastasi, Agios Spyridon was built in 1867 & it has a matching blue dome & a blue bell tower. It was named after Saint Spyridon & the closer you get, the better caldera views you are going to have!
Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.
Oia Satorini Sunset ⛅
Oia is a coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini, a Greek Aegean island. The town has whitewashed houses carved into the rugged clifftops, and overlooks a vast caldera filled with water. In a 19th-century mansion, the Naval Maritime Museum has exhibits on local seafaring history, including old figureheads, sailors’ chests and models of old ships. Nearby is the ruined Oia Castle, known for its sunset views.
Acropolis of Athens 🏛️
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, “highest point, extremity”) and πόλις (polis, “city”).The term acropolis is generic and there are many other acropoleis in Greece. During ancient times the Acropolis of Athens was known also more properly as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king.
Panagia Island 🌊
The islet of Kyra Panagia close to Alonissos Greece, Sporades: The islet of Kyra Panagia, also called Pelagonisi, is found to the north east of Alonissos. It is a small, uninhabited island with two natural harbors, Agios Petros and Planitis. From the two of them, the bay of Planitis is the safest to moor your ship. This bay was used as a pirate shelter in the Middle Ages. Archaeological findings on Kyra Panagia show that this is where the ancient Alonissos, mentioned by the orator Demosthenes and Strabo, must have been.
Three Bells of Fira ⛪
The Three Bells of Fira, officially known as The Catholic Church of the Dormition, is a Greek Catholic church on the island of Santorini. The church is famed for its three bells, blue dome, and picturesque views. The building is located in the town of Fira, directly above the cliffs which dominate western Santorini.
Assos Kefalonia 🌊
Assos Kefalonia: Assos is a small and charming village located 36 km north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. The traditional architecture, the peaceful landscape and the pebbled beaches compose the natural beauty of Assos. A stroll around the narrow alleys reveals colorful houses with pink and white blooms, lovely paths and old churches. Little taverns perched on the quayside overlooking the bay attract most of the visitors. The visit to the castle requires a long walk amidst the olive tree forests until you reach an archway. This journey is quite interesting and refreshing.
Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.