Many of the beautiful images I found are of Komboloi, or worry beads. Similar to a rosary or prayer beads, these strands of baubles are a modern part of Greek culture. Though they are sometimes used with spiritual significance, worry beads typically live up to their name as a relaxation tool. Traditional Komboloi are made from natural beads like amber, and have a prime number of beads, such as 23, with a fixed bead or ‘shield’.
Greece boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world, and in addition to the mainland, includes about 1400 small islands. Considered the cradle of Western civilization, Greece is a center of history and culture, and a major tourist destination. In 2002, the country was visited by more than 14 million tourists.
2. Blue beads, 3. Greece, 4. Santorini Beads, 5. Greece 2003,
6. greek way of life #1: komboloi, 7. Santorini,
8. DONKEY BEADS!!, 9. Bugbeads,
10. Man with Worry Beads in Naxos, 11. worry_beads, 12. Prayer Beads, 13. Beads
Happy beading, Greece!
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