Naxos, Greece—Beaches, Sunshine, and Sunset at Apollo’s Temple

On our last day on the island of Naxos, Greece, we retraced our steps to some of our favorite beaches and enjoyed the company of the resident cats. We sampled more local fare and beat the crowds to a slow but magnificent sunset glowing through La Portara, the stone gate of an ancient temple honoring Apollo, Greek god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, poetry, the Sun and light.

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Naxos, Greece—Turquoise Water and Golden Sunsets

This was a day of total relaxation with stops at the beach and taking time to appreciate the beauty of the Mediterranean. We indulged in more local bakery products and witnessed an amazing technicolor sunset at the port.

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Naxos, Greece—Olive Oil, Ancient Statues, and Golden Hour in Chora

Our third day on Naxos we set out to explore more of the island’s historical and traditional sites, including an olive oil museum, ancient architecture, and local food fare.

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Ciao, bella Italia (Sorrento)


We arrived in the train station of Sorrento on a lovely early September day. We didn’t have to go far to find our accommodation but we did manage to miss it, and get turned around: down the street from the train station, past the shops and resisting the temptations of gelaterias, through the park and to the right; then, another right, a left and up the street. Finally locating our destination, we were relieved when we figured out how to unlock the entry gate. We were welcomed by a luscious lemon and orange grove with a path leading to an old house.

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