Saturday, June 18, 2011

St. Nicholas Churches Around the World - Aegina, Greece

Agios Nikolaos Church
Aegina, Greece
Image Courtesy: Panoramio
Photo by: OrthoarchitecDU
And... since I seem to want to think about a Grecian holiday...Here is the beautiful little port side chapel of St. Nicholas on the lovely Saronic Gulf island of Aegina. It is located very close to Athens. It is a beautiful island get-a-way for weary city dwellers who need to escape to the charms that a Greek island feeds the soul so well!
Interior of the Church
Image courtesy: Panoramio
Photo by: OrthoarchitecDU
Where the soul is really fed! So simple and sweet. A quiet haven of charm and peace.
The Little Church With A Woman Enjoying One Of Its Welcoming Benches
Image courtesy: Panoramio
Photo by: Lisa09
The Port of Aegina
Image Courtesy: Panoramio
Photo by: An. Antoniou
The church is located right on the docks!
And yet another view of this much photographed church of St. Nicholas!
Image courtesy: Panoramio
Photo by:  Kuznetsov Sergey
And I leave you with something to dream about...
The Island of Aegina - with the Little Church Dedicated to St. Nicholas - at Dusk
Image courtesy: geolocations.ws
Photo by: Jorge Lascar
Many thanks to all the wonderful photographers for sharing their pictures with us!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I want to go there NOW! Really beautiful and so amazing to think that it is so close to a major city! Food for the soul indeed :)
Sara B

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT IS THE CUTEST LITTLE CHURCH I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! And Ann, it is so lovely to see you again! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT. I love what you said, "Don't give up one strike too soon." Could you imagine the tragedy of doing so? No harm in plugging away. I think Einstein said, "Failure is when you give up." WWOOOW!!!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND DEAR ANN! Anita

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Ann, You have a treasure trove of beautiful St Nicholas churchs..such a blessed journey of discovery for those of us peeking into your world. God Bless. xxxx

Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes they ring the bells for tides. I went to one in Lericci, Italy that had a channel in the belfry to note the tides coming and going.

fernvalley01 said...

Very different , but so beautiful

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Ann and Edward....we do so love the white washed churches in Greece...they are amazing against the blue skies.
Hugs Madi and Mom

troutbirder said...

Charming I'd say. It also all about location. I need to see those Greek islands one by one some day. Well yes I know there are lots of them. :)

imac said...

Tis so beautiful, I enjoy my visits seeing all these wonderful Churches thru your eyes.

BeadedTail said...

That is quite an unusual spot for a church but it is so beautiful there! Such a cute little church!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved looking at the pictures....Loved the church

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Ann! What a sweet little church.. The last photo is just breathtaking... I just love to see the world through your eyes..
Thank you..
Blessings,
Penny

Dorothy said...

Lovely little chapel!

Pat said...

How beautiful!
Love the fact they have benches outside too, for the weary traveller :) xx

Lois Evensen said...

What a pretty little church available at the sea side for travelers and seafarers alike. It reminds me of the Norwegian Seaman's Churches that are found in ports around the world. We continue to receive cards and small gifts on Christmas from the Norwegian Seaman's Church while we are at sea even though we no longer have a Norwegian Flag on our ships. It is heart warming to know that someone cares about the people working at sea.

We can stop into the Norwegian Seaman's churches while in port and always find a cup of coffee, books to read, Norwegian snacks, and someone with whom to talk for awhile before we set sail again.

While we were in Santos, Brazil, the pastor of the Norwegian Seaman's church personally took my husband and me on a car tour of the city. My images of that day are here if you care to see them: http://www.evensens.us/santos/santos.html

Big Sunday hugs from Port Canaveral, Florida,
Lois

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ann
I left a comment yesterday, I guess it is flying around blogland.
I just love this little church.. Your photos are all beautiful but the last photo is simply breathtaking.. Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Penny

PEA said...

I love the looks of this little church and find it so amazing where it's built...right on the docks! That's so unusual!! Ah, to be able to escape for a holiday on a Greek island would be a dream come true:-) I do hope all is well with you, dear Ann. xoxo

Michele said...

thank you for this trip around the world through St Nicholas churches! xo