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Bizzare Cyclades

Gay or what?

Well, let’s have some fun. Enough of folk history, beach images and island art. There were moments in my Greek trip – which I have milked so much this summer – that made me laugh or strain my neck incredulously. First some odd signs. Let me elaborate: I first went to Paradise on Mykonos, when […]

Old Nobility of Naxos

Nikos Kavadias Naxos

Between the Fourth Crusade in 1204 and their capture by the Turks in the 1560s, the Cyclades were under the control of Venice. Noble families controlled various islands organised under the Duchy of Naxos after it was captured by Marco Sanudo in 1207. The ‘Chora’ of each island with its narrow winding streets, organised around […]