My friend Katerina Nomikou visited the Greek island of Folegandros last month and took these gorgeous photos. When I saw them I had to ask for her permission to share them with you.
Folegandros belongs to the Cyclades, an island group in the Aegean Sea that is made up of 220 islands, mostly uninhabited. Folegandros is one of the smaller and less well known ones, and that, in a sense, is its allure.
The Cycladic architecture is characterised by flat-roofed whitewashed houses, blue doors and windows, and narrow stone paved streets. Barren mountains and rocky formations, blue sea and striking blue sky make up the rest of the picture. The only place in Greece where you will come across this cubic style is in the Cyclades. The rest of the country is nothing like it.
It just occurred to me - this is very Mamma Mia, isn't it? You almost expect Meryl Streep to burst in followed by 100 demented villagers and a group of young men in swimming trunks and flippers.
Now for a poll: guess which book Katerina took to the beach :-)