The Cradle of Civilization

 

 

The sun paints the mountains on an Aegina morning.
The sun paints the mountains on an Aegina morning.

We are lashed stern-to on the sea wall at an impossibly gorgeous village called Perdika sporting a serpentine flagstone path above the water on the island of Aegina.

The mountains of the Peloponnisean peninsula across the strait hide history in their slopes.

This island, where we dined al fresco in Greek, was cited by Aristotle.

I got a lesson (and bought some) in pistachios, for they are famous for them.

Bit of history too. Place inhabited for fifteen plus centuries.

 

5 Responses

  1. Jo

    Beautiful descriptions and photos. Definitely added it to my To Go list. Thanks!

    • Mark Stevens, photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

      Hey, I thought that you may have backpacked it many years ago. I wish that I had come here sooner for sailing, history, culture, food etc. etc. Thank you Jo. Continue to enjoy your road trip and keep posting.

      • Jo

        I have been to Greece just one time – back in 1998. Did the local ferry between a few of the islands but not the kind of adventure you are having. It is on my To Do list – will look forward to reading your articles and seeing Sharon’s photos. Great stuff!

  2. Janine Mackie

    Beautiful photo, Sharon! Always love reading the tales of your latest adventures.

    • Mark Stevens, photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

      Thank you Janine! We love sailing here, the baklava, and the feta cheese.