Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Waiting for the tourists

The houses on the isle of Hydra seem to lay back lazily against the mountains while baking in the sun. The island is just a 20 minute taxi-boat trip away from the east coast of the peninsula of Peloponesus and 1 hour and a half by ferry from the harbour of Piraeus. After a walk through the lacework of small streets and squares with white-and-blue houses, often covered with lush bougainville flowers, and after a visit to the beautiful church with the magnificent marble bell-tower, go and sit on one of the terraces overlooking the horseshoe-shaped harbour watching the multi-colour fishing boats coming in and going out, while sipping a big glass of freshly squeezed lemon in slightly fizzy icewater. The freshness of the drink and the colours of the island under a dark blue sky are all you need from life in that moment.

11 comments:

Dina said...

You have totally convinced me.

RedPat said...

Fabulous atmosphere!

brattcat said...

Ah, you have taken all of us on a wonderful, small holiday. Thank you.

Stefanie said...

I like the blue.

Sharon said...

I can just pictture myself sitting at that table.

Cloudia said...

we know about that too!





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Rob and Mandy said...

Oh yes, these small greek islands can be heaven!

Virginia said...

I think Blogger ate my comment, D! Well I think I said that I"d like to be a tourist right there. I think you found a superb spot for a holiday. Greece has always been high on my list. I await further photographs from you. I know they will knock us out!!!
V

Petrea said...

Diederick, your words equal your photo. And that's saying a lot!

Virginia said...

And we are patiently waitng for you and your missing internet to return as well!
V

kostas said...

Lovely place!I have been there three times.