“Canadian Coffee” and other Andros Adventures

Here we are back in Greece . . . on one of the prettiest and greenest of the Greek Islands. Andros is the northern-most island in the ‘Cyclades’ group, second only in size to Naxos. It is about 37 kilometres long and almost 17 kilometres wide, lying in a northwest to southeast orientation in the Aegean between Greece and Turkey. I’ve mentioned it before, but they are called the ‘Cyclades’ from the Greek word κύκλος , or kyklos, meaning circle. This group of islands formed a circle around the sacred island of Delos in ancient times. Read More

Dovecotes of Tinos (ΠΕΡΙΣΤΕΡΙΩΝΕΣ)

In your travels to different countries, one of the most interesting parts of travel is the study of the country’s architecture. This becomes very evident when you see the Dovecotes on the island of Tinos in Greece, and see how they have influenced the architecture of other buildings. When we first visited Tinos, we scarcely knew what a dovecote was. But, I must say, Tinos is the place to go if you want to see a lot of them and learn something about them. Read More