Gera

Here are a few pictures of another abandoned settlement on the island of Tilos in Greece. Gera has an eery feel to it, it is pretty spooky, as many of the buildings are in relatively good shape, while there's absolutely no one around. Still the view is stunning and you will certainly enjoy the stroll...













Walking from Aghios Ioannis to Gera

This walk starts off at Aghios Ioannis just off the main port of Livadia. The road is relatively comfortable stone paved, probably built by the Italians. It is not a demanding hike. However, if you choose to go down to the different little beaches and bays you will have to strain yourself a little bit more, but it well worth it...















Rosemary


Since ancient times Rosemary has been known for its capacity to stimulate memory and has been used as a symbol of remembrance in social gatherings… Reference to the plant can be found in ancient myths, in Don Quixote and Hamlet… This woody perennial herb with needle like evergreen leaves is a native Mediterranean plant. In upright form it reaches 1.5 to 2 meters in height, but it can also be found in crawling form. Trumpet shaped blue-white flowers grow as extensions to the needle like leaves. This plant grows very well in Greece and is a key component of most gardens.
Rosemary is widely used in Greek cuisine mostly to spice up, compliment or enrich food, it provides an outstanding aroma to roasted meats and fish and is largely used in marinades, salads, breads, cooked greens and soups. Somewhat more rarely you can encounter the tea format which is said to stimulate and help concentration. The Rosemary extracts are blended into a wide range of beauty products as the scent is quite distinct and soothing.

Early Christian Basilica of Palaiopanayia







This beautiful Christian Basilica is situated on the outskirts of Vathy in Kalymnos. You will notice the beautiful mosaics completely uncovered since they have not been covered as per the usual practice.












The Hatzi Pasa Mausoleum

This is a small square building made out of stone in which the sarcophagus of Hatzi Pasa lies. It is situated at the corner of Hippocrates and Mitropoleos Streets in Kos Town.