The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! / Where burning Sappho loved and sung,
Where grew the arts of war and peace, / Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!
Eternal summer gilds them yet, / But all, except their sun, is set.
- Lord Byron
THE AEGEAN SEA – So many islands, so few vacation days. It's okay, wanderer: We have the easy lowdown to sort Agkistris from Ikaria, Skiathos from Santorini. Come on in. The water's beautiful.
AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Crete – I expected to find Serge Gainsbourg smoking at the bar each evening. Exactly my scene. I channeled my inner Jane Birkin and made this spot my own.
HYDRA, Greece — In anticipation of his new novel, "Lightning People," Christopher Bollen heads to the Saronic island for solitude and finds a surreal version of the place he just left.