Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tummy Tuesday and Mykonos.

It has turned a lot colder now but at least the rain has stopped. It was good to get out and have a lovely roll in the dirt. Over to mum.


Our next stop was the island of Mykonos. No ancient sites to visit, just chance to stroll around the pretty Greek island town. All the streets are very narrow with very little room for the cars.

They get even narrower........

and the alleyways narrower still.

The windmills of Mykonos.

Looking between the windmills, our ship can be seen in the distance.

I have seen this unusual looking church in photos before but did not know the story of it. Below, I have copied some text from the Greek tourist site which describes it.

The special thing about this church is that it actually consists of five small churches that were built one on top or next to the other. The church of Agios Efstathios is the centre of this complex, surrounded by the churches of Agios Anargyros, Agios Sozon and Agia Anastasia. On top of these four churches, there is the church of Virgin Mary, which looks like a dome.
The five churches were not contructed at once, but gradually along centuries. The oldest church is Agios Anargyros, which was built in late 14th century. The other churches were built in the 16th and the 17th century, while there were renovations till 1920.


23 comments:

Brian said...

Nice tummy!!! Your Mom and Dad sure see lots of nice places!

Marg said...

That sure is a special tummy. Glad you got to be outside for awhile. That sure is a great Greek Isle. Those alleyways sure are narrow. What an interesting church.
Take care and have a great Tues.

The Whiskeratti said...

What a beautiful place that is! And that tummy - purrrfect!!! Nothing beats a good roll in the dirt.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! I think that is almost as gorgeous as your tummy!

Angel and Kirby said...

Rolling in the dirt in the sunshine looks fun. That was very interesting about the church and Mykonos

Laila and Minchie said...

Eric, that tummy sure casts some shaddow!

We can't get over how white all those buildings are.

Katnip Lounge said...

The Greek church(es) are as white as your tummy, before the dirt bath!

Kate said...

That tummy is so fluffy!!!

Huffle Mawson said...

Oooh tummy!

My mum loved Mykonos when she visited too.

We love Luna said...

I'm always enchanted by your tummy!
And these pictures are amazing!So beautiful passages, different architecture, a scenery of movies!
Thanks for sharing!
purrs
Luna

The Monkeys said...

Your tummy is always so cute, Eric!

Your Mum and Dad sure visited a lot of beautiful places! Mykonos looks great!

Kari said...

Eric tummy! Eric tummy! Ooo, mum feels a snorgle coming on.
Mykonos is gorgeous. Love the windmills and the small church. Did you get to go into either? We are so curious about what the church looks like inside because its appearance and history are so fascinating.
How was the food in the cafe's?

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Tummies AND Mykonos! THUD. Dis is a good day. Beauty overload.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a magnificent tummy on display - our mum has come over all funny!!
We loved looking at how the street got narrower and narrower in your pictures and the idea of the churches all on top of each other.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness you have such a good eye for what will be a perfect picture. I felt like I was with you.

Mr. Eric you were enjoying a nice exfoliating treatment out in the sun.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Cat said...

Mykonos is beautiful, I love the tiny narrow streets! But of course nothing is as beautiful as your tummy Eric!!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The photos are lovely ~ and the streets sure are narrow.

Sammy and Andy said...

What a handsome tummy!!!!!!!!!

Mama went "bonkers" over the windmills........she has a thing about windmills.

Love to y'all.

Noll's Nip said...

Pretty town...love the windmills.

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats a very pretty place. Mum says she could do a week there for sure. Looks like a great roll in the dirt you had.. HUgs GJ xx

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Nothing beats a good dirt bath!
As usual, more wonderful pictures!

The Island Cats said...

Eric, we're so glad you got to roll in the dirt finally!!

And our mom feels like she is on vacation too...looking at all these great photos!!

Sagira said...

Check out that cute tummy!

Wow...those are some narrow walk ways. Very cool to see all these photos. Thanks for sharing!