I just got back from visiting my favorite Greek island, Serifos. I was there last year and fell in love...and just had to go back again...
One word describes this island....magical...
Every day, after going to the gorgeous beach, I would stop for coffee and take out my journal....ohhh the view was just increadible.. right across from me, I could see the Hora, which is built on the mountain. There are houses there, built right on the cliff, scary, but people actually live in those tiny houses.
Serifos is rich in mythology as well. Medusa's head is burried on the island. She was so beautiful, that Poseidon fell in love with her and because she didn't care for him..he turned her into a monster. Everyone who dared to look at her face turned into stone, as did the king of Serifos Polydectes, who was a very mean king to his people.
This is taken at Hora. Can you see how thick the walls are? amazing! (click on the pics to see them full size)
Don't let the outside fool you, most of these houses are renovated and the interiors are updated. Some are tradionally furnished and others are modern :)
White washed and blue doors everywhere!!
Hora is most beautiful at night...people sit at their balconies with lit candles, listening to music and it's very romantic..
Can you see how happy I am there? like I belong, right?.. I had such a hard time leaving...
That's the port in the background.
Hope I didn't bore you with all theses pics. I you want to read more, please see my posts from last year.
I am lucky this year, as I will be visiting one more island this summer, Sifnos. It will be my first time and I'm pretty psyched about it! I won't be leaving for a couple of weeks, so that gives me time to prepare my journal, once again :)