A Short Story

Santorini has been my home since 2000. Although I never expected to end up here, and when I arrived I wanted to leave immediately, I got well and truly stuck. Santorini has that effect on you.

When I left Cyprus for Greece (my home town is Limassol), my destination of choice was unknown. All I said was “I’m never gonna live on an island again – No way will I live in place where the only way to travel to another country is by plane or ship”. And yet here I still am, after so many years, on not only an island, but one of the tiniest islands in the Southern Cyclades – in the Aegean – in the middle of nowhere.

Never say Never because Never is a very long time
.. And the Gods laughed

Photos of The Prison I Live in.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. joeyhl says:

    If this is prison, LOCK ME UP! :)

    1. joanna says:

      hehehehehe :) did you know a few decades back that they used Santorini as an open prison for political prisoners? There was no way to escape – sorta like Alcatraz. And then the tourists came and they stopped doing it :) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      1. joeyhl says:

        Wow! I did not know that. This is why everyone should travel more, so that we can learn more about each other’s history.

      2. joanna says:

        I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award

  2. Elena says:

    Yes the God’s laughed and envied you at the same time ; )

    a truly stunning place! : )

    1. joanna says:

      I sent the email :)

  3. tas.o.s. says:

    Great blog.. Amazing pictures and many things about my favorite place of the planet.. Santorini.. Definitely follow..

    1. joanna says:

      thanks, I don’t post much coz I’m busy – so you have be patient :)

      1. tas.o.s. says:

        Of course i will :)

  4. Hi Joanna

    Thanks for following my blog and liking my posts. I love Santorini! How have you pulled off living there year round and how do you find it? In other words, what’s your secret? :-)

    1. joanna says:

      Hi:) Well you have to change your mind-set – what you thought you needed and what you really need. In the beginning I was “throwing stones” but after a while I settled in and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else (famous last words – never say never :)

  5. ottomandandy says:

    very inspiring blog …congrat…If I come by santorini , I may visit you…

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