“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 15:5-6
Today is the first full day of summer…the time when most of us take a much-needed vacation! So, pour yourself a glass of iced tea or lemonade and take a break as we visit a couple of beautiful Greek islands among their six thousand! We have explored another Greek island on the blog before and you can read about it here: It’s All Greek To Me!
Corfu is an island off the western coast of Greece and Albania at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea!
Corfu is an Unesco World Heritage site that is loaded with charm and history! Due to the strong Venetian influence, Corfu is one of the most appealing cities in Greece! One of many beautiful gardens! Narrow streets with small shops! The Liston is an elegant arcade fashioned in a Napoleonic-French style! Under the arches are expensive cafes with tables overlooking the Spianada (Esplanade plaza)! I enjoyed an espresso under the beautiful arches! This monastery is home to 8 Greek Orthodox Monks who provided generous hospitality during our visit! A large cat population (more than I could count) inhabit the monastery! The Old Fortress is a Venetian fortress, separated by a moat or sea channel from the rest of the city of Corfu! The earliest fortifications on the site occupied by the Old Fortress dates from around the 6th century AD! The Fortress was used by the Nazis at the end of World War II to imprison The Jews of Corfu! Now we are hopping over to the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island! This Eastern Orthodox monastery now functions as a nunnery! The first mention of the monastery dates back to 1333! We enjoyed this beautiful courtyard along with gorgeous views of the surrounding plateau! No photos were allowed inside the nunnery! Lassithi Plateau on the island of Crete is famous for its windmills! Lake Voulismeni is located at the center of Agios Nikolaos on Crete! A local urban legend has it that the lake is bottomless! Great cafes and restaurants by the lake are the perfect place to people watch particularly in the evening as Greek families promenade before dinner! As we sail away from the island of Crete… …God painted the most gorgeous sunset! Thank you for reading and joining us in our everyday living!
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