You might see me gazing intently at a phone or camera on CYA site visits–but don’t think I’m not paying attention. For me, photography (after time spent observing, of course) is one of the ways I appreciate the details of what’s around me. And from trips into the sweeping mountains, to ancient temples, to day-to-day walks in the neighborhood, there’s so many places in Greece I want to remember! Below are ten of my favorite moments of my CYA experience so far, captured in images.
Looking at the picturesque site of Delphi, it’s clear why ancient Greeks believed that the voices of the gods could be heard here.
At Gortyn, one of the earliest law codes was etched to be preserved for all–and it’s still visible, nearly 2,000 years later!
My first gyro in Greece–from the beach town of Matala on Crete! This was the best treat between morning site visits and an afternoon of swimming.
Some of the Pangrati neighborhood cats run away as soon as they hear me coming. But it looks like this one was expecting me…
No need for alarm clocks to wake up at the hiking shelter on Mount Olympus: the colors of the sunrise are irresistible.
There was no better way to spend my first free Friday than walking up Philapappou Hill and taking in the view.
And from the other side of the Acropolis: This sunset at the top of Mt. Lycabettus was worth climbing a dozen flights of stairs for.
All that gray in the sky isn’t a cloud! It’s a morning fog, drifting down in the mountain into the northern Greek town of Metsovo.
There are no cars on the island of Hydra, and the quiet–plus these waterside views–made it a peaceful place for long conversations with my friends.