Darn, I thought to myself as I checked my blogs for Santorini. I’ve done a lot on the island. I can’t seem to help myself— it is so beautiful and unique. I really thought about doing something different today, but I had promised Santorini. Plus, as noted, I can’t resist. When I found a post on the churches I had done in 2013, I decided to put it up in hopes that there might be a few photos I haven’t shared on my blog four or five times. 🙂 Still, even if you have seen these, they are always worthy of seeing again!
Europe is filled with great churches that are known as much for their art and architecture as they are for religion. Our cruise through the Mediterranean would take us to some of the world’s most renowned cathedrals. While the churches on the Greek Island of Santorini are no match for the splendor of what you find in Venice, Rome or Florence, they have a subtle beauty and uniqueness of their own. The following photos are meant to capture something of their beauty.
FRIDAY’S BLOG: Assuming the weather cooperates, I thought it would be fun to share my seven different offices on the property. If I am feeling the least bit stir crazy during the lock down, I move! (Grin.)
27 thoughts on “Santorini Churches… Armchair Travel”
Thanks Curt. Brings back memories of my trip there many decades ago.
Always glad to bring back a few memories, Thom— at least pleasant ones! –Curt
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Been enjoying your pictures. The bright sun, blue skies and water provide such contrast to the white buildings – so amazing.
There’s a bit of similarity with the Pueblo?
(Cool you got to Crater Lake – snow! We forget it’s still winter some places – take care)
Yes on the pueblos. Amazing what a little white wash will do. I used it when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.A broom served as my paint brush. 🙂 –Curt
(that type of paint brush worked for several “modern” abstract artists to…and a few grad students trying to be cool first adopters HAHA)
Have to say, it was fun! And it was fast. (Grin)
Always up for photos of Santorini!
As am I, AC. Good memories. –Curt
Another island devastated by cruise ship tourism.
I suggest Amorgos as an unspoilt alternative, but don’t tell too many people!
I will bookmark it, Andrew! 🙂
So many fabulous Greek Islands Curt but Santorini, Mykonos, Kos and Rhodes spoilt forever by cruise ship tourism!
That church for a moment reminded me of a Spanish mission in CA, but then it really gets unique as we look further!!!
I found a lot to photograph on Santorini, G, but the churches seemed the most unique to me. –Curt
We were supposed to get to Santorini this year. Maybe someday.
I always wanted to go there and now through your beautiful photos, I did. ( in a sense)
Always glad to have you along Gerard!
Gorgeous Curt! I think the whole island of Santorini is sensuous and beautiful. My husband and I got engaged there. A memory and place I’ll never forget.
How much more romantic can you get! 🙂
The church with the white rocks is definitely surreal. Years ago I spent some time on the island of Lesbos and was captivated by the churches. I love the simplicity of line and design, how the shapes flow together. I still have a painting (1 of 2 that I have kept over the years) I did of one of them.
That church was neat. It absolutely demanded to be photographed. But then, all of them did. And I like your comment on the shapes flowing together, Arati. It’s almost organic. When were you on Lesbos? –Curt
We almost got to Santorini. For a while we were planning a tour of Greece including an extension in Santorini with some folks we met in Ireland, but the timing didn’t quite work for all the parties involved. Maybe some year…
Beautiful pictures though. Makes the might have been more wistful.
I’m even wistful, Dave. Want to dash back there… –Curt
Really love this post. We weren’t taken to Santorini on our last cruise — only to Mykonos, which is pretty in its own right. One thing the tour guide said to us: The people who make the most money on Mykonos are the people who sell white paint. Maybe they have a deal with Santorini as well!
Either that or white wash. 🙂 That’s what I used in Africa. Splashed it on with a broom, a true Michelangelo, or was that a Jackson Pollock? –Curt