Just a note about greek church services. They are mostly informal, sometimes VERY. At the little churches where the service takes place inside with the congregation outside everyone sits or stands, walks around, chats and gossips, crossing themselves where appropriate, wandering up to light candles or kiss an icon. Children run around and are hissed at or hugged by parents, hairy aunts and adoring godparents. Seating is on walls, handy rocks or cement benches. At weddings and baptsims it is common for the priest to stop the ceremony a few times and tell everyone to be quiet and listen to the holy words he is saying. Church is a social occasion.
|Another of the panoramic views of Poros and harbour from Elli's rooftop terrace - with friends and family|
|the little church beside the sea where grandson Jamie was|
baptised a few years ago. Duck as you go through the door
|Papa Georgi and his chanter in preparation for dunking Jamie. He went under three times|
|Linda enjoying an iced coffee (frappe)|