Having visited the Santorini archaeological museum on Friday, I was a little underwhelmed. I re-read the guide-book and discovered that … Continue reading Santorini: the real museum!
I’m at the ruins of Akrotiri, which remind me of Pompeii in some fairly obvious ways – it’s a civilisation … Continue reading Akrotiri: breath-taking ruins from the 17th century BC
I suppose all museums are dated, to an extent (should that have been musea?) but the one in Fira, main … Continue reading Santorini: incredible location, dated museum
I am on the island of Naxos for only one day – well, I say that, but I guess that’s … Continue reading Naxos: Cycladic art and the Portara
Well, now I really feel that my Sabbatical has begun in earnest. This morning I took a boat from Mykonos … Continue reading The holy isle of Delos
Mykonos archaeological museum currently has a special exhibition of jewellery through the ages. These stretch from Early Cycladic to Mediaeval, … Continue reading Jewels of Mykonos archaeological museum
I shall shortly land on the island of Mykonos. In antiquity, according to Strabo, a Greek geographer, philosopher and … Continue reading Bald men of Mykonos