The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2

Thor and I are wrapping up our Greek island hopping, now on Naxos for more setting research for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION sequel. Stay tuned for a new Greece blog series starting next Saturday!

Meanwhile, the stunning, massive Portara on Naxos, part of an unfinished temple possibly to Apollo, but Dionysus was the island patron god, so I agree with scholars who believe it was meant for their special god of the vine and ecstatic revelry.

We also saw the giant Kouros:

And crawled into a Mycenaean domed tomb of an unnamed ruler:

Also a visit to the sanctuary of Demeter, in a serene, fertile valley, fitting for the goddess of fruitfulness.

“Chairete!” Rejoice!

see you next week!




The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2 — 1 Comment