A Photo a Day

Photos from Greece.

May 4, 2013

Nightfall in Heraklion

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Taken after Sunset in Iraklio, Crete

January 17, 2007

Nafplion: view from the mountain

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View from the mountan, Nafplion

View from Akronauplia mountain.

June 15, 2006

Voidokilia Bay

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Voidokilia Bay near Pylos, Peloponnese

Voidokilia Bay is often referred to as “OX Belly Bay”, due to its peculiar Shape.
It is located on the Peloponneses, near the much bigger Bay of Navarino where a famous sea battle took place.

June 7, 2006

Monemvasía Evening

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The view from the mountain is spectacular and so are the riuns of the ancient upper town.

June 4, 2006

Heraklion: Harbour at night

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Koules Fortress, Heraklion, Greece
The Harbour of Heraklion (or Iraklio), Crete with the Venetian Fortress in the background.

May 11, 2006

Fort Palamidi, Nafplion

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fort Palamidi Nafplion
Nafplion (also: Nauplion, Nauplia, Nafplio) is a beautiful city on the Peloponnese, which was the capital of Greece from 1829 to 1834.

There are two ancient fortresses with Fort Palamidi towering above the city on a hill top.
This fortress looks especially picturesque in the evening and at night.

January 25, 2006

Monemvasia

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Monemvasia

Monemvasia in the early morning

October 29, 2005

Greek warrior

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Statue of king Leonidas of Sparti
The statue of Leonidas, the famous king of Sparta (or Sparti) who led his small force to certain death against a huge Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae.

The photo was taken in bad weather using fill flash.

July 4, 2005

Rethymnon Museum I

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Vase in the Rethymnon Museum
A small vase in the museum of Rethymnon (Crete, Greece)

June 11, 2005

Olympia at dawn

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Dawn in Olympia
This is Olympia (Greece) just before Sunrise.

June 8, 2005

Rethymnon harbour

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Harbour of Rethymnon
The tower at the entrance of the harbour of Rethymnon.

April 27, 2005

Monemvasia after sunset

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Monemvasia after sunset
And another shot taken on the same occasion as yesterday’s.

April 26, 2005

Sunset over Monemvasía

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This was taken from the ruins of the upper town in Monemvasía.
For more on this magic place have a look at my earlier posts “Greek Gibraltar?” and “Greece: Monemvasia

April 18, 2005

Sun and Sea

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Seen from the ferry boat on the way to Gythio (Peloponessos).

April 10, 2005

Mistra (Mystras), Sparti, Peloponnese

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The archaeological site of Mystras is vast and one should devote at least several hours (better: a full day) to exploring it.
Getting there involves a steep climb but the effort is rewarded by many beautiful views and, of course, the wonderful byzantinic architecture including a castle, several important churches, palaces, convents a museum and some normal houses.
I especially enjoyed the scenic layout and the many overgrown paths, old stairs and dorrways.
Like with many transcribed places names, quite a confusion exists concerning the spelling of the Greek place name ??????? in our alphabet: Mystras, Mystra, Mistra, Mistras.

April 1, 2005

Gythio: drying octopus

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octopus drying on a washinl line in Gythio, Peloponnese, Greece
Everywhere around the harbour, you can see those lines full of drying octopus.

March 27, 2005

Pylos

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Pylos nowadays is a small, pleasant place with a huge fortress and an interesting museum.
Pylos is very strategically situated with a huge natural harbour, where the famous battle of Navarino took place.
Here, in 1827, a European fleet (England, France, and Russia) destroyed the holed-in Egyptian fleet of Muhammad Ali, who came to the aid of the Turkish Empire in the Greek war of independence.
More on the battle of Navarino at Wikipedia.
In the picture you can see part of the small opening of the huge bay with Sphacteria island to the right.
I took this photo using a polarizing filter on Fuji Velvia.

March 11, 2005

Monemvasia

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Monemvasia
The ruins of the abandoned upper town of Monemvasía are a mystical place, - especially if you get there very early in the morning - or shortly before sunset.
This is the silhouette of one of the walls.
More on Monemvasia.

PS: Here’s a tip on how to take pictures of dramatic silhouettes.

February 12, 2005

Guest photos from Greece and Canada

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There are new photos in the Canada and Greece sections of the guest gallery.
The photographers are Benny Everaerts Eleni and Robert Calvé.

June 15, 2004

Greece: Blue Sea

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View from the castle of Rethymnon (Crete, Greece).

June 12, 2004

Greece: Inside the Fortress of Rethymnon

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The Venetian fortress was originally built to defend the city agains the Turks, but nowadays you find many Turkish buildings inside it.

April 28, 2004

Greece: monastery cats

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sehr gem?: junge K?chen auf einem Stuhl
Seen in Agia Triáda, Akrotiri, Crete.

April 20, 2004

Greece: Bourtzi in the evening light

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Nafpli: Bourtzi
Nafplio: Bourtzi fortress seen from the castle.

April 19, 2004

Greece - preparing for the Olympiad

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Nafplio, Greece
When we visited Greece, many places were building sites, including the Acropolis.

April 18, 2004

Greece: an evening in Nafplio

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Bourtzi island and fortress
Nafplio: Harbour and the fortress of Bourtzi.

February 18, 2004

Greece: Monemvasia

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Monemvassia, Griechenland
And here is the view you have from the upper town.

February 17, 2004

Greek Gibraltar?

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Monemvasia
Monemvasía has been dubbed the “Gibraltar of Greece” - and there are definite similarities.
Only a small dyke links the Island-rock to the Peloponnese, in earlier times this strategic position was further fortified by a drawing bridge and a castle on top of the rock.
Looking at the town from this side it seems to be almost uninhabited, - only after passing through the city gate one sees the remains of a city that once had 30000 inhabitants.
Today, the lower city has been carefully restaurated and it is possible to stay there in an apartment that is several centuries old. Definitely recommended.
Although today only 400 people live here, there’s a regular bus to the other side. Please beware that on public holidays and sundays you may not be able to catch the earliest long distance bus from there, as the bus may not be running yet and taxis may not be willing to take you either. A good excuse to prolong your stay.
A must: going up the rock to the ruins of the upper city. This is especially beautiful at sunrise. You’ll be back in time for breakfast and the colours are amazing.

January 23, 2004

Greece: Fresh Fruit

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A fruit stall in Xania
Seen in Xania, Crete.



    

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