|The first island we went to last summer was Kea. Me and
my mom went while my Dad went to Sifnos to help his friend on his honeymoon.
Kea is the island of my ancestors on my mom's dad's side of the family.
To get there you have to go to Lavrion and take the ferry.
|When we went this time there were old cars everywhere.
It was some kind of race or show.
|Sometimes grownups talk about boring stuff so it is good
to always have a book with you. Here I am reading Harry Potter while we
are waiting for a taxi.
|This is the view from our house. The water is called
the Cavo d Oro and it gets very rough sometimes. The sister ship of the
Titanic was called the Brittanic and it is sunk here but you can't see
it because it is really deep. Every day there are really nice sunsets that
we can see from our window.
|I like shopping in this store because it is so colorful.
They say Kea is not the most friendly island in Greece but they sure like
|The guy playing violin is the mayor of Kea. He is a famous
violin player. His name is Andonis Zourlos. This is him playing at a wedding
in the main square.
|These kids are coming from the hills, back into town
and I am on my way to see the lion of Kea. They were probably gathering
wood for a fire or horta to eat. My Dad says if we move to Greece he will
buy me a donkey. He said it's a tradition because when he and his family
were little kids their father said he would buy them a donkey when they
moved to Greece. But is it a tradition to buy a donkey or to say you are
going to buy your kids a donkey? I am going to have to remember to ask
|This is the lion of Kea. It is thousands of years old.
It's a good place for a picnic. My Dad says he looks like Barney. I can
see that I guess. They have the same mouth. But I like the lion of Kea
and I am tired of Barney.
|You can read more about Kea on my Dad's site including some really cool pictures of old cars at www.greektravel.com/greekislands/kea