Eternal Aegean Blue

The beauty of Aegean Blue

Blue, the colour of water and sky, of travel, the sparkling azure sea, the magnificent sky, to the whitewashed houses of the greek islands. Blue is freedom, inspiration, infinity but also has a calming effect, serenity, ethereal, spiritual….

In “The Odyssey,” Homer famously describes the “wine-dark sea.” The ancient Greeks used the word glaukos to identify the blue colour, could also mean light green, gray, or yellow.

Personally, inspires me the blue of the Cycladic settlements in the mornings, when the first light spreads to transform them like a ship,  that travels  in the dusk of dawn. The blue of the Tuareg people live in the Sahara desert . The indigo blue of Indian fabrics, houses and towns. In Hinduism, blue associated with Krishna, who embodies love and divine joy. Blue eye-shaped amulets, here in mediterranean is used to protect against the evil eye.

Color plays such an integral role in our lives that it even shapes the way we describe our moods.

Images/text: Julia Klimi


Manousos Chalkiadakis pottery, Chania. Serifos terrace

Lipsi island sea

Manusos Chalkiadakis pottery. Paros island spot

Kimolos spot

Perivolas Hotel Oia Santorini. Yacht club Serifos

Balos Chania Crete

Tinos Homes. “Varoulko seaside” rest dish

Esperas Hotel, Oia Santorini

Aurelio Galfetti architecture, Paros

Santorini from Profitis Ilias

Sifnos patisserie Theodorou.  Naxos church interior

Tsitouras Collection Santorini

Serifos interior. Pyrgos Santorini

Symi interior Dimitris Zographos architecture

Paxi island

Marguerite Ecclesiarchy pottery, Museum Benaki shop.  Kapetan Tasos suites Milos island

Kite in Naxos island

Symi house, Dimitris Zographos architecture

Kasos island

Taverna Feidias, Crete

Serifos villa. Window, Patmos

Serifos villa

Symi sea-orchines. Skopelos Elia villa interior

Yacht club Serifos


“Sfugato” Santorini ‘s omelette. Taverna in Lasithi Crete

Mani, Kalamitsi bay, from Fermor’s house

Μen’s sleeves national costume, Metsovo Epirus. La Moara hotel Nimfeo, Florina

Easter in Mani



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