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Santorini island - I loved it. To Santorini or Santorin I have first color and food rememberings. Of course the color on this greek island: deep blue of the typical architecture and pink flowers on trees. And Santorini is also about huge Watermelons. Let's dive into it!
As a child growing up in Athens, Greece my parents would often take me to the villages in the surrounding countryside to experience a simple and ancient way of life. Harvesting olives in Kalamata was one of those things. The villagers all gathered in various orchards and shake the trees, olives rain down on sheets spread beneath them. The children would climb to the highest limbs bouncing up an down to release the ripe fruit which would be turned into oil for food and light, and cured for adding to various dishes and salads. It is one of my favorite memories.
Greece has always dominated my travel bucket list. This country is the birthplace of democracy, the beginning of philosophy, geometry and Pythagorean theorem, Western medicine, the Olympic Games, cartography, olive oil and so on and so forth. Hence it is a synonym for greatness. Whenever travel restrictions are lifted I would like to sit down with a bowl of Greek salad in the culinary paradise of Thessaloniki, explore the theatre of Delphi, visit the oldest olive oil industry in Corfu and the Acropolis in Athens. My illustrated maps shows a few of those places in Northern, Central and Southern Greece I want to visit. This illustration is done traditionally but rendered digitally. Thanks to this PLAY ALONG prompt,I realized that Greece comprises of a dozen shades of blue – from Turquoise to Electric, Tiffany to Cobalt, Aegean to Sapphire.
One of my favorite travel memories is a hiking trip I did through the Greek Islands. While it's hard to choose a favorite stop, Naxos might be it. From the amazing seafood and beaches to it's impressive mountainous terrain and mythological importance, Naxos is a spot worth adding to your dream destinations.
Oia (pronounced eea) is a beautiful coastal town on the Greek island of Santorini. Known for its wonderful blue and white buildings along with awe inspiring sunsets but did you know about the windmills & wild cats? A place I’d love to visit to see for myself.
I had fun getting into the spirit of traveling to Greece. I ordered Greek food, floated in the pool imagining it to be the Mediterranean. I thought about one of my favorite books "My Family and Other Animals", then drew places I'd like to see while sailing. Watercolor and ink on paper, lettering in Procreate.
This map shows where in Greece some of the most famous Greek myths took place. Greece is a big country with so many islands. I thought it would be nice to be able to place those myths on a map. I chose to create a colorful map because Greek myths are often very passionate, colorfully and flamboyant! It can be nice, while visiting actual Greece, to remember where some of the most famous of its myths took place.