Monday, 28 April 2014

Back from Greece

 We're back from Greece.   It's crazy and I can't find the time to blog, but I'm trying to visit as many people as possible and right now I will leave you with a few photos - I hope you like them.  As soon as I get things together I'll tell you all about it. We loved it.


One little turbo prop plane per day at the island airport. 





A ruined village on a huge volcanic gorge






You'd think the spring flowers had been specially planted but they're completely wild.






The people we met there were charming, the pace of life was slow and I'm almost scared to tell anyone about it in case hordes of tourists come and it gets messed up and over developed.

56 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I love the first shot. You wouldn't get me on that plane!

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  2. My eyes are dazzled and happy. Thank you.

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  3. Jenny, thank you for sharing! A marvelous trip obviously and I agree with your last statement! There are only a handful of precious places such as these.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that you will post a few more snapshots...pretty please?
    All the best and welcome back,

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  4. A pictures tells a thousand words...and yours told a beautiful story!

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  5. Welcome home, and thank you for sharing the beauty of this place with us!

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  6. It does look like a charming unspoiled location. Glad you're home safe and sound.

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  7. It looks wonderful....I can see why you might be reluctant to spill the beans.

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  8. "The pace of life is slow". That is where I wish I had lived my life.

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  9. The photos make me feel wonderful, warm, and incredibly peaceful - - a drastic contrast from all the violent windstorms we've been having here in Texas.

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  10. The more I see pictures of Greece, the more I want to visit it, especially the part with islands, so blue sea around and white small houses ..
    I'm impatient to read more of your trip.

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  11. Fantastic pictures to brighten up everybody's day! Welcome back, Jenny, and don't worry about not having the time to blog. Just do it at your own pace - think Greek :-)

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  12. This looks like Greece at its best. Beautiful.

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  13. *sighs* - Do tell where it is, I promise I'll keep it secret ...

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  14. Hello Jenny:

    This, judging by your photographs, looks to be absolutely wonderful and clearly, at present, completely undeveloped and relatively unknown. Long may it remain so. What a discovery.

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  15. If the photographs are anything to go by, your report on Greece will be great. Those wild flowers are heavenly, I wish I could create a meadow like that.

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  16. Wow!

    Bet you had loads of fun in Greece!

    Love the photos. :)

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  17. Welcome home Jenny, and I look forward to you 'telling all' when you settle back in to life's routine. In the meantime your lovely images were enjoyed very much. (I'd keep the place hush-hush too!) :)

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  18. Oh Jenny, that all looks beautiful, the flowers, the sea, the island - everything! I have never been to Greece, but how I would love to :) looking forward to hearing all about it. x

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  19. I can smell those wild flowers! It looks idyllic. Look forward to hearing more.

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  20. Welcome back!
    Greece is at the top of my list of places to visit. Your pictures confirm it.

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  21. Enjoyed this little "tease" from your trip. It does indeed look like a kind of secret place to visit. I'm so glad you got to it before everyone else did.

    Darla

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  22. I just love every single photo. My stereotypical picture of Greece is the blue-sky-white-building-ocean-in-the-distance one. So seeing these flowers and fields just makes my heart scream with joy!

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  23. Utterly gorgeous pictures. Lovely!

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  24. I love your photo tour !
    Especially the ruins village and the last two wildflower photos.
    Lucky you.

    cheers, parsnip

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  25. Thank you for all the comments and responses, I'm glad to be back and will look forward to telling you more, and doing a spot of visiting ! :)

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  26. Ah, Jenny, it looks heavenly. I so want to go to Greece! I've wanted to since I was a child, and still haven't been! Beautiful photos and gorgeous wild flowers!

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  27. Yes, don' tell anyone, the wildflowers will be trampled! Lovely photos, thank you it's all Greek to me! HA!

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  28. And about time, too...but I will forgive you because the photos are beautiful! :)

    Welcome back, Jenny.

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  29. Superb photos and now I want to rob a bank and go there!

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  30. Welcome back, Jenny. Slow pace of life, wild flowers, the color of the sea, the ruined village, and turbo prop plane…. all are so fascinating. Unspoiled nature is so precious. Not to mention the name of the places would be a good way for protection. I don’t mind when you keep us in puzzle about where they are.

    Yoko

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  31. A beautiful spot. I'm not surprised you want to keep it secret and stop the novelty-seeking hordes from ruining it!

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  32. Dear Jenny, you have re-awakened my love fro Greece. I have spent so many happy times on various quiet islands and it holds a special place in my heart as it was the first place I ever went on holiday all by myself! Welcome home, I look forward to your next post, Jane xx

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  33. Volcanos attract the best sort, sadly there is a price. But only eventually.

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  34. It looks absolutely wonderful and I would definitely keep it a secret! The wild flowers are stunning, I've seen a similar sight in Roumania several years ago - before they joined the EU!

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  35. Lovely pics.
    Need more info on food.
    Was it warm enough? Enough Ouzo and pistachio nuts?

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  36. The flowers are beautiful.

    I completely understand the conflict. I've written about places and things that are underappreciated, wanting to share my love and discovery, but I've always felt a slight touch of dread while doing so. Luckily, it appears I'm not yet a famous-enough writer to have that sort of bad impact :-)

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  37. Hello Dear Jenny, I've been meaning to pop over ever since I saw your blogpost appear in my sidebar. We've been away too after a lovely family time all together.
    Wow, I'm knocked over by these photos you've shown. Can smell the sea as well as those enchanting fields of wildflowers.
    Take it easy and unwind and we know we'll have a treat to look forward to when you post further about your trip.
    What a special place. Cheers and warm wishes :D)

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  38. Hi, I found you via Joanne's Cup on the Bus (where I explained something about the carpenters' ritual and then had the afterthought that I hope you don't think it "lecturing", that was not my intention). I will follow you here because I love these adorable photographs, and, one post before, I saw that you like Quentin Blake too.

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  39. Hello human, Jenny,

    Those wonderful photos, the splashes of colour, the beautiful flowers, says it all, my dear human friend. I might say it's all Greek to me. My human brother was recently in Crete and he had a marvellous time.

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  40. That plane scares me..it's pre war

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  41. I loved Greece. Such a beautiful place.

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  42. OMGosh! Looks like another world! How beautiful! :)

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  43. Thank you for sharing! Your life is one big adventure. The pictures are stunning and so are the wild flowers. It makes me want to plant something. Not that it will grow but....

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  44. You’d be a bad travel writer if you didn’t mention your find, wouldn’t you?
    That’s the problem, anywhere newly discovered which is as beautiful as this island will become overrun. It’s the nature of the beast.

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  45. Welcome back, Jenny! Wow, Looks you had a beautiful trip to Greece. You flue over that dazzling blue ocean. I felt as if I was flying with you!! I enjoy to imagine how people live in their slow pace life with those wild flowers. The photo of the ruined village is beautiful. It makes me wonder where you were when snapping the shot.

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  46. Wonderful views, Jenny! How I love all those wildflowers. I would certainly love to visit Greece someday but in the meantime, I shall enjoy your photos and words. Just the other day I was watching one of my favorite movies "Shirley Valentine" - do you know it? Much of it happens in Greece; in fact she goes to visit and decides to stay! Perhaps you may have wanted to stay a little longer yourself. I am sure I would have.

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  47. Magnificent photos. I am jealous!

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  48. Was this your way of teasing your followers? :-) We want more! I want more! Thanks a lot for those beautiful pictures.

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  49. Oh that looks wonderful

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  50. Ah, those red poppies take me back to the beauty of Turkey, too! Looks lovely, my friend.

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  51. Those wildflowers! Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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