Greek Islands travel guide - Citimarks
 
Men leaning on a boat rail, Greece

Greek Islands

"Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the doors and windows of the heart, makes one naked [...] in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything clear without being known."

Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi, Colt Press, 1941.

Α kingdom of sensations

Citinotes

Manchester of the Aegean

At the shipyard of Syros, Greece was reborn from its ashes: a handful of merchants turned the island into the greatest commercial and industrial hub of the Eastern Mediterranean –a Manchester of the south.

Nobles and popolo

Half-way between Italy and Greece, the Corfiots still remember their noble grandparents taking Sunday walks on marble pavements with Venetian parasols and monocles, whistling Verdi arias.

A town of roommates

At the Kantoùnia, Corfu town’s alleys, the locals live like roommates. The have learned to share everything with each other: their laundry ropes, their lunch, even their sorrows.

Cosmopolitan Queen

In Syros, major commercial hub in Europe, people were dressed in English tweeds, lifted their meals with Indian spices, and enjoyed gelatos in French-style cafés.

Interviews

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