Sailing around Naxos at the bow of the Penelope is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades, a group of about 30 islands in the Aegean Sea.
Ouzo and Raki are a fitting accompaniment to the island's diverse array of seafood.
It's believed that the Portara on Naxos stands in honor of the god Apollo.
Locals celebrating the Greek god Dionysus parade through the streets of Naxos with torches.
Anthony Bourdain strings up fresh octopus Naxian style to dry it out before cooking.
Bourdain speads out a feast -- lamb chops, octopus, calamari, local Naxian cheese, olives and salad -- at his rented villa.
The Naxian landscape is a textured blend of rock and rich vegetation. The island is the greenest of the Cyclades.
Local musicians in the village of Apeiranthos play traditional folk songs.
Greece's financial crisis seems far from the island of Naxos, where "everything was just fine," Boudain said.