1. Everything bathed in golden light: It’s the end of another glorious day. The sun is starting to make its way down into the sea, and everything thing takes on that glorious Grecian gold. It’s no surprise that the Greeks love their gold, and, in fact, if you are fortunate enough to have your loved one call you “My gold,” then you know that you are indeed their precious beloved. If you’d like to get that picture portrait for proof of your fabled trip, then do so at this time of day. You’ll literally glow in the light.
2. Blinding bright whites: Most of us, when we think Greece, see all of those white cubic houses that populate the Cyclades, but what we don’t realize, what we can’t realize until we’re actually there, is the blinding nature of the white due to the incredibly piecing light that I have not found in any other land. This quality of Grecian light is so unique that it attracts photographers from all over the world, and captures the imagination of such writers as Lawrence Durrell. Yes, Greece is the land of the brightest light with whites so white and colors so bright that they overwhelm your eyes.
3. Every blue imaginable: Just when you think that you’ve figured out that particular Aegean blue, or the clear deep sky blue of autumn, the light changes and the blues change with it. I’ve lost my soul in several layers of tempting sea blues, and, at other times, lost my body as well. I’ve witnessed many, myself included, who have literally jumped off the boat to swim in exactly that one particularly enchanting blue.
4. Playful dancing streaks of light across the sea: The dazzling dance of light on each drop of sea water is so captivating that I’ve asked God to reincarnated me as that particular light. It isn’t too great a leap before you’d swear you’re watching angels.
6. Red earth, white marble: This is the land of stark contrasts of earth and air and sea.
7. The Acropolis
9. The brightest stars, the ever-present moon, and the blackest nights: Just as the brilliant light turns everything dazzling white, its absence makes the moon and stars their brightest, and, conversely, the nights their darkest.
10. Glorious pink sunsets: The shimmering pool that was once the sun melts into the azure sea.