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Paros Veranda Views

Updated on October 9, 2014

Introduction

Since our first year in this villa over looking Piso Aliki Beach I have been amazed at the variety of life that passes by our veranda.

This hub is my attempt to organize them into coherent photo journalism. Most photos are actually taken from our porch but some are in the village or nearby places.

Greek islanders are scientifically proven to live longer. Several reasons are given and I combine them into the phrase "integrated lifestyle". This hub illustrates a portion of that concept.

Local Excitement

Evidently a careless smoker started a brush fire that high winds blew towards our village.

Once the water scooping airplanes arrived it was out quickly. Brush fires are a constant concern given the islands hilly terrain and long dry season.

See video at http://parosparadise.blogspot.com/2011/07/aliki-fi...

We have photos of this church in all seasons and times of day.

We often notice people taking photos as they walk by the front of our house.

Not of us but of this church. We have also hosted artists who have painted it. The seasonal variations of light and color are endless.

This shows Venus over the church from our veranda.

Photo Gallery

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Karin making a May wreathSheep in the morning by Anita Miller Another shot of the church  On a Sunday eveningEverything tastes better on ParosClean Monday kite flying  Read more on our blog at http://parosparadise.blogspot.com/2008/03/holiday-weekend.htmlThe olive grove only sees activity one day a yearWild life is few and far between
Karin making a May wreath
Karin making a May wreath
Sheep in the morning by Anita Miller
Sheep in the morning by Anita Miller
Another shot of the church  On a Sunday evening
Another shot of the church On a Sunday evening
Everything tastes better on Paros
Everything tastes better on Paros
Clean Monday kite flying  Read more on our blog at http://parosparadise.blogspot.com/2008/03/holiday-weekend.html
Clean Monday kite flying Read more on our blog at http://parosparadise.blogspot.com/2008/03/holiday-weekend.html
The olive grove only sees activity one day a year
The olive grove only sees activity one day a year
Wild life is few and far between
Wild life is few and far between

Please click on the photos and read the captions for explanations and comments.

February Sheep

February Sheep
February Sheep

Easter, of course, is the highlight of the Greek year. Both from a religious and feast aspect. We found it a little disconcerting to see these playful lambs disappear just before we were invited to the lamb barbecue.

Visitors

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Lots of sail boats drop byThe military visits once in awhileClub Med anchors off Aliki 2 or 3 times per season
Lots of sail boats drop by
Lots of sail boats drop by
The military visits once in awhile
The military visits once in awhile
Club Med anchors off Aliki 2 or 3 times per season
Club Med anchors off Aliki 2 or 3 times per season

Amazon helps us through the winter - And is great for your holiday stuff

High season brings activity to the beaches.

This photo was taken by our friend, Manfred from Amsterdam.

It is late July. If you look close you barely see the neighboring island that is much nearer in the clear winter air.

You Tube Collection - Not truly from our veranda

Our veranda life is too slow to make a good video.

So expand your horizons to the whole island . . .

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    • Travel Shepherd profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Shepherd 

      5 years ago from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Yes, I am lucky. Except I spent the last several months in Ireland where there was no summer this year. Cheers,

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      RuralFloridaLiving 

      5 years ago

      How lucky your are! Hope you're still in Greece and enjoying every minute.

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      NoYouAreNot 

      7 years ago

      I have no Twitter account yet. But I see the Parthenon, Lycabetus hill, Pireaus and Salamis island from my Athens veranda. Visit my Best Travel Tip lens and see the view. Really!

    • isabella lm profile image

      isabella lm 

      9 years ago

      5*

      Great lens! Thank you for joining the Greece Headquarters. Don't forget to add it to the Best Islands Guide too! As always it will be hosted in the group's main page!

      Keep up the good job.

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