By Sofia, Jul 22 2019 07:34PM
Life on earth would quickly come to an end without the sun. The light it brings (the quality of which is one of the great attractions of the Greek islands, attracting keen photographers from across the world) has always played a stable, central role in everything alive.
To start with, in abstract, the well known biblical saying "Let there be light" gradually led mankind to the years of "enlightenment" from the dark ages of the medieval times. The Church continues to use light - stained glaass, candles - as reflections of its beliefs. Ancient cultures used light for healing, meanwhile sunbathing (ηλιοθεραπεία) has been proved - at the right levels - to be beneficial for rehabilitation from many ailments.
Before the rays reach their full power - and long before the first 'sun worshippers' head tp Skopelos' beaches - the sights of Skopelos' coastlines awakening to a rising sun, bring great joy on early morning strolls. These strolls are my very own sort of 'sun worship'!