If India is my second home then it can be said that Greece is my third. My first visit to Greece was as a teenager with my parents in April 1963. I will never forget the sheer beauty of seeing the country beneath me from the aircraft that brought us from India. We were leaving India upon my parents’ retirement and very sad. However, looking down on that clear Spring early morning there was Greece beneath us. I visited Athens and the Peloponnese before tourism to Greece had even become popular. When we first visited the Acropolis and the Parthenon the Caryatids were the original not clever copies with the originals in the wonderful Acropolis Museum! Greece with her clear light, sunshine blue and white entranced me and the love affair has remained. We return as often as possible and are now very familiar with Athens, Thessaloniki, the Peloponnese, Halkidiki, and then the beautiful islands, the Ionian, the Cyclades and Crete. I love the Greek cuisines and as for sailing in Greek waters – sheer bliss. There much more yet to explore.

Interview at Naoussa on Paros during my recent Greek travels

  • Posted on: 17 June 2013
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Visiting four of the Cyclades Islands has been an immense pleasure;  Greece to which I first came 50 years ago will always hold immense charm for me and this time visiting Milos, Sifnos, Los and Paros was hugely enjoyable.