Siena ~ Piazza Del Campo

Siena ~ Piazza Del Campo

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire”. St. Catherine of Siena

Trips last few days while memories last forever…

Piazza del Campo 
One out of forty photos @ Duomo di Sienna
Walking down the street from our apartment in Siena
One more photo here
Our special room
What a nice ceiling 
This is how we experienced a medieval ro
Flags
Another photo please
Drunk of Siena streets
Frontal view of Piazza del Campo
Aperol view of Piazza del Campo
I could have this view forever

Kouros of Apollonas ~ Statue of Dionysos

Kouros of Apollonas ~ Statue of Dionysos

The Kouros of Apollonas, is a 10,7m tall unfinished statue of the Colossus of Dionysus. It is made of light grey Naxian marble with a weight of around 80 tonnes. 

The statue is located in an ancient quarry near Apollonas, a small town in the northern part of Naxos, one of the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea. 

The statue dates back to Archaic period of Ancient Greece, around the turn of the seventh and sixth centuries BC.

Naxos experience… The old town… and more…

Naxos experience… The old town… and more…

Naxos is the biggest Cyclades island in the South Aegean sea, in Greece. Its landscape includes from virgin blue flag beaches to ancient ruins and white mountain villages. 

With a typical architecture of white cube-shaped houses  and medieval mansions Naxos offers a beautiful and uniform view to the eye. 

Agia Anna
Amore Mio 💙
Paradise on earth
Mikri Vigla Beach 🍹🍹
Never got tired of red sunsets
A privilege of living in an island even for some days, is that above all you are surrounded by sea and sun
One of the most nicest bar views @520 Out (I want to remember you)
Fireworks and BlueStar approaching the port


Goodbye beautiful Naxos!

~ July 2017

Portara ~ The Great Door ~ Apollo’s Temple

Portara ~ The Great Door ~ Apollo’s Temple

The Portara, or the Great Door of Naxos, Cyclades is the massive marble doorway, that stands proudly as the jewel of Naxos. It stands above the hill close to the port, on the islet of Palatia which was once a hill. In ancient times a strip of land connected the north side of Naxos port to the islet of Palatia. At the islet of Palatia Ariadne, the Minoan princess was abandoned by her lover, Theseus after he killed Minotaur on the island of Crete. Around 530 B.C. Naxos at its peak of glory, was ruled by Lygdamis. Lygdamis wanted to build in Naxos the highest and most magnificent buildings of all Greece and ordered for a massive temple to be built. The works stopped when a war broke out between Naxos and Samos. After that, Lygdamis was overthrown in 506 BC and the temple – was to be built in the honor of Apollo, the Greek God who protected music and poets and was supposed to be at least a hundred feet tall – was never completed. The gate is around 6 m high and 3.5 m wide built with four separate columns. Each column weighs about 20 tons.
View of the old town from Palatia
Sanctuary of Delian Apollo
View on the bay
Portara
Sunset from Portara
Red sunset
Down the Palatia ~ Sunset from Portara
Souvenirs from Portara

One day trip to San Gimignano

One day trip to San Gimignano

Landscape view
Local souvenirs
Nice bar on the street
⬆️ if you ever wanted to study philosophy of religion, like me…you would have ended up in this University 📚📚
Arch view…
Walking down the town
Narrow street with a personal parking spot
One of many squares
⬆️ …in memory of those who suffered for the freedom of thought 😍
📍 Real life map
Local products
Architecture details
Goodbye…