Jewels of the Aegean

Do you know why the Aegean sea is named as such? You know the translation into Chinese is 爱琴海. Though the middle character is actually a word for a musical instrument (the zither), when pronounced it sould like the ‘sea of love’ in mandarin. Heheh… hey, we probably aren’t the only ones playing around with words and pronounciation on the web.

Depending on who you ask, you might get different views on how the sea got its name. Never matter, for the common thing all would agree is that the islands that dot it are exceedingly beautiful.

For the feature image of the post we were troubled. Should we use one of Santorini? Which probably have been posted and shared by others millions² of times. How about the Mykonos windmills or Pelican mascot? Hah. Anyway the default came back to Santorini where we spent so little time that we were peeled away from the island by other cruisers from our boat ship. Reluctantly we must add.

But of course not every thing is about that beautiful island with beautiful domes of blue and beautiful views of the caldera plus beautiful food matched with beautiful weather. Stop it. Ok.

We only touched 5 islands during the weeklong cruise (read here about it). There are many we had read about from the posts of other bloggers. They are all wonderful and with 2000+ of them, might take a lifetime to explore them all. How many of them have you touched so far?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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