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Greece - Susan's picks from Athens and Mykonos
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Athens - The Parthenon and shopping in Plaka
 Arena on the way to the top of the Acropolis, Athens.  The Parthenon from its gateway atop the acropolis of Athens  Ancient Acropolis wall, Athens. Every city had an acropolis, the last inner set of defenses on a hilltop.  The Parthenon, eight Doric columns by seventeen, Athens  Olive tree marking the founding of Athens
 Erechtheion with the porch of the Caryatids.  The Sacred Olive Tree left of center  is supposedly descended from an original tree planted by Athena.  The agora (marketplace) looking north from the Acropolis, Athens  Archaeological Museum featured a "computer" from 300 BC, which used intricate gears to predict celestial events  Aphrodite in the National Museum, Athens  Presenting a baby to its mother, bas relief in the National Museum, Athens
 Zeus or Poseidon or somebody; scuplted ca 480 BCE and now on display in the National Archealogical Museum of Athens  Susan admires an ancient funerary urn  Detail of the huge funerary urn showing mourners at a burial  Shopping street in the old district of Plaka, in the shadow of the Acropolis, Athens.  Susan bought one of the blue scarves.  Vibrant heliotrope balcony flowers, Plaka, Athens
 Graffiti is everywhere in Athens and Europe, thanks to American spray cans and volatile politics  St. Katherine&s Greek Orthodox in Plaka, Athens
Mykonos - town, resort, and monastery
 Port-side tenders ferry passengers from Norwegian Spirit to dock in Mykonos  Mykonos Harbor  Harbor beach in Mykonos  Incredible Mediterranean blue, Mykonos Harbor  Ancient gravestones, like this one in Mykonos museum, often depict the deceased saying goodbye
 Striking sculpture in Mykonos courtyard  Entrance to the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, Mykonos  The bells on Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, Mykonos  Gilded icon of the Madonna and Child, monstery chapel  Pulpit in Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, Mykonos
 Monk at Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, Mykonos  Mykonos town is laid out with tiny twisty alleys to foil pirate invaders  Life is great in Mykonos  The windmills of Mykonos  Resort beach on Mykonos
 Hillside overlooking the beach, Mykonos  Susan wading in the Mediterranean!  Calamari in Mykonos  View from the hilltop, Mykonos  Exploring the tidewater on Mykonos
 Overlooking Mykonos port.  Houses MUST be white.  Yacht leaving Mykonos Harbor  THe Greek islands are mostly rough and treeless, but the gardens are lovely  Susan finally learned on Mykonos the name of the ornamental pine at top right: Araucaria araucana (the monkey puzzle tree)  Blue for sale at Galatis Gallery in Mykonos
 Fading daylight and fishing boats, Mykonos Harbor  Sunset as we leave the port of Mykonos  Shore lights of Mykonos as our ship sails on
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