We stood at the edge of this lunar landscape for a very long time, doing nothing but staring at the waves as they crashed around our feet. This is probably my most vivid memory of the trip.
This is Milos, a little island south of Athens. It’s famous for not having the Venus de Milo statue anymore. We saw the gully from which it was taken in 1821 by French sailors who were shot at as they lugged the thing to their ship. When you see the Venus de Milo standing there in the Louvre, remember that it came from this little place.