Wandering around the alleyways and narrow streets of the cities on the Greek Islands, I was absolutely blown away by the sheer number of churches and cathedrals dotting the landscape. Small white chapels, early Christian sanctuaries, and magnificent blue domes are found on hilltops, in town squares, and in undiscovered alleys all throughout the Greek Islands. And while I’m not a particularly religious person, I do appreciate the architecture of these spectacular buildings and their integration with the surrounding landscape.
the iconic dome in the Santorini Caldera – Oia, Santorini
bell tower overlooking the Santorini Caldera - Oia, Santorini
simple cross on blue dome – Parikia, Paros
Cathedral of Zoodochos – Naxos, Naxos
Santorini domes – Oia, Santorini
tile roof on Byzantine church – Parikia, Paros
early Christian church from ~3rd Century – Naxos
interior of Mykonos harbor side chapel – Chora, Mykonos
rural church – between Parikia and Naoussa, Paros
Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments.