Bee boxes and honey in Siana

Once we’ve settled into our accommodation and located the cheapest food sources we plan the rest of the week.

We decide to take a day trip that combines a visit to a wonderful painted church at Asklipios and also the pretty town of Siana.

The village’s name – Asklipio comes from the scholar of medicine Asklipios. Here’s some of the staggeringly detailed frescos in the little Byzantine church ‘Dormition of the Virgin’ that was built in 1060.



Next up on the trip is Siana, a tiny picturesque little town. It’s built amphitheatrically on the slopes of Mount Acramitis, the second highest mountain of the island, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounded areas.


Blue bee boxes delight my snappy photo fingers and the town has the feel of an alpine ski village. The village of Siana is famous for its excellent honey and its local wine. You can also sample the infamous ‘souma’, the fiery local grape spirit.

552540_10151066562952353_1962459712_nSo many shades of blue, so many boxes .  . so little time or memory card space . .


There’s also a plethora of my other favourite photographic subjects . . peeling paint on doors and windows!!

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Next up we visit the sugar cube village of Lindos, take in the acropolis and have a swim in the glorious St Paul’s bay.



  1. AnaLuciaSilva · January 20, 2015

    Great photos =)

    • collymarples · January 20, 2015

      Thanks, I am a bit snap happy! 🙂

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