This is the twelfth edition of my bi-weekly series, Friday Fix, a quick burst of inspiration to spur you on through our final day in the office. The idea of these photos is to give you a glimpse of some of the most incredible places I've ever found in a format you can digest in your coffee break...
Once thought to be the birth place of Zeus and described as where the hero Theseus abandoned Ariadne after she helped him escape the Labyrinth, the island of Naxos was obviously central to Greek mythology.
^ Above is Portara, part of the unfinished Temple of Apollo. Around 2500 years old and opening out onto empty space, this enormous marble doorway has the air of a magic portal. If only you could clamber through, maybe you'd find yourself back amongst the characters of these mystical stories.
In the present day Cyclades, Milos is my favourite for incredible beaches, but culturally Naxos is unmissable. As the largest island of the group, there are over twenty impossibly picturesque villages to loose yourself in, plenty of locally caught sea food and a rugged, rock strewn landscape. This is island life at its best.
To read more about Greece:
and other less advisable adventures on the island of Milos, Greece.
- How to beg, borrow and steal your way out of Athens during a riot...
Previous editions of Friday Fix:
The faces of Angkor Thom, Cambodia.
Nanuya Balavu Island,
the mountains, Morocco.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Plaza de España, Seville, Spain.
- Scoor beach, Mull, Scotland.
- A sobering walk down the river in Siem Reap.
- Milford Sound, New Zealand.
- Parade of the Giants, Marrakesh.
- Moscow's Metro Stations.
- Angkor Watt and pink water-lilies at sunrise.