Sing
Greece

Sing

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] There was an outdoor theatre on the outskirts of a village we visited with the tour in Tinos. It looked like an ancient stadium, but this one was new and used particularly in summer for children’s events. Our guide called out “is there anyone who can sing for us?” to test the …

Icon which does miracles
Greece

Icon which does miracles

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] From Mykonos, we joined a tour to Tinos. The main attraction here is Church of Panagia Evangelistria whose icon of the Annunciation does miracles. The icon itself which was discovered on the 30th January 1823, is covered with lots of gem stones which believers gave, so I could not really see the …

Power of Uniqlo
Greece

Power of Uniqlo

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] When we walked around the town of Mykonos, I saw one Oriental woman wearing exacly the same Uniqlo T-shirts I was wearing on the day at a distance. I can understand that if this happens in London or in Paris where Uniqlo shops are, but in Mykonos in Greece… I couldn’t believe …

See a play at Apollo Theatre
Greece

See a play at Apollo Theatre

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] There is a theatre called Apollo in Ermoupoli in Syros. I heard that it was possible to visit, so we went in, which cost 4 euro. Then we understood that there was some event here that night. I tried to ask for the details, but all I understood was that it was …

Ano Syros
Greece

Ano Syros

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] Ano Syros is an old town on the hill behind Ermoupoli, the main town in Syros island. Venetian people built this as a part of Duchy of Naxos in the beginning of 13th century. My guidebook says that it still has got the medieval atmosphere, so we took a taxi to get …

Church with El Greco painting
Greece

Church with El Greco painting

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] One of the places we looked for in Ermoupoli in Syros was a church called Kimisis tis Theotokou, which has got a painting by famous painter El Greco. His religious painting itself was small and I did not get moved particularly, but an old woman there said a short blessing for us …

The town where people live normally
Greece

The town where people live normally

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] In Ermoupoli in Syros island, ordinary people live normally. There are many islands where the tourists are the leading characters, but not here. This is the capital of Cyclades Islands and the legal and administrative centre. Not a large islands, but many people live here. When we went out of the hotel …

Open air concert
Greece

Open air concert

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] They were organising open air concerts by local artists every night at the garden of the Venecian Palace in Naxos. Some days were jazz and other days were classic, but the day we went was the concert of the local traditional music and dance. One played a bagpipe, which has been here …

Church and then ruin
Greece

Church and then ruin

Miranda

[ Aug.2013 ] The tour in Naxos took us to the old church called Panagia Drosiani. Some people say that this is the oldest church in Balkans. The oldest part was built in the 4th century and there was a fresco dated in the 7th century. We were not allowed to take photos inside. Also, …

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