Bucket list reimagined: Mindful return to the Greek islands

              A large plane tree shades the café-lined, marble-paved central square in the village of Pyrgos on Tinos island, Greece, on Aug. 26, 2021. Tinian villages are richly decorated in marble from local quarries, and Pyrgos houses the marble craft museum as well as many artist workshops. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              Bougainvillea flourishes among the caldera rim villages on the island of Santorini, Greece, on June 29, 2021.  (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              Aromatic herbs grow on lava fields along the 10K trail between the towns of Fira and Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece, on June 29, 2021. The hike along the sunken volcano’s rim takes in stretches of wilderness, windswept churches, and white-and-blue villages with vineyards to one side and infinity pools to the other. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              Paddleboarders enjoy the sparkling Aegean Sea off Kolimbithra beach in the island of Tinos, Greece, on Aug.27, 2021. As travel restrictions have eased since the peak of the pandemic, the Greek islands’ wide-open blue beckons. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              A man leads a pack of donkeys at dusk from the port up to the caldera-rim village of Oia on Santorini island, Greece, on June 29, 2021. The lifting of pandemic restrictions offers new opportunities to travel more mindfully to such bucket-list destinations, which used to be overrun by tourism. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              The blue lights of infinity pools and jacuzzis of luxurious hotels illuminate the village of Oia, on the island of Santorini, Greece, on Sept. 3, 2021. Oia is the ritziest of the villages carved into the rim of the island volcano that exploded into the sea 3,600 years ago. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              A man carries provisions up a steep alleyway in the compact, hilltop white village of Pyrgos on Santorini island, Greece, on July 1, 2021. Pyrgos sits removed from the tourist trail in the bucket-list island destination, among volcanic vineyards that grow the native grape Assyrtiko. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              A profusion of dovecotes built like fantastically carved towers dots the countryside among stonewalled terraces in Tinos island, Greece, on August 27, 2021. The Cycladic island has many marble-decorated villages linked by remote mountain roads. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              The multihued waters of the Aegean Sea sparkle by the islet of Kounoupa off the island of Astypalea, Greece, on Aug. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)
              Ancient statues and columns from a millennia-old house stand just above the landing dock in the archaeological park at Delos, Greece, on May 25, 2019. The tiny island, a short boat ride from party-central Mykonos, was considered holy by ancient Greeks.  (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)