landscape photography

The Lighthouse/O Φάρος

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Ο  φάρος Ηραίον, στο τέρμα της χερσονήσου της Περαχώρα.

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The lighthouse at Heraion at the Gulf of Corinth.

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Don’t forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone’s storm”. Unknown

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Akrokorinthos/Ακροκόρινθος

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Akrokorinthos is a cliff that is 575 meters in height with a fort and medieval settlement situated on top. It is a bit of a climb up to the top but the climb is well worth it, as beautiful panoramic views of the Corinthian valley are revealed. This mountain top fort is located at a strategic location in Corinth. The fort over looks land and sea and one can see why so many invaders such as the Romans, Ottomans, and Venetians took control over the site. In the 17th century, when the Ottomans had control over the site, Christians and Muslims lived together. There were churches and mosques at the site as well. The people felt safe on the site as they could defend themselves more easily against pirates that entered from sea nearby.

Snowy February/Χιονισμενο Φεβρουαριο

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Snow capped mountains in Athens during a sudden snowfall this month after a period of  warm weather.

Χιονισμένα βουνά στην Αθήνα κατά τη διάρκεια μια ξαφνική χιονόπτωση αυτό το μήνα μετά από πολύ ζεστό καιρό.

Above Attiki/Πανω απο την Αττικη

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A view of the Atikki landscape from the west of Athens. The first major storms have arrived, so this isn’t the view today. Maybε tomorrow the sun will make a comeback.

Η θέα της Αθήνας από τα δυτικά της . Οι πρώτες μεγάλες καταιγίδες έχουν φτάσει, οπότε αυτη δεν είναι σημερινή  θέα. Ίσως αύριο ο ήλιος θα κάνει μια επιστροφή.

The Magic of Epidaurus/Η Μαγεια της Επιδαυρου

It was my first time at Epidaurus theatre, and I was awe-struck by this massive theatre that seats up to 13,000 people. It was built in 350 B.C by Polykleitos and it was dedicated to Asclepius the god of healing and t is the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece. It’s in an isolated region of the country side of Argolid for good reason. This place was a sanctuary for the sick from all over who arrived here to get closer to nature and to be healed by the natural surroundings. They stayed at the nearby temples just few metres from the theatre where they could exercise, relax and consult the priests. The reason for the theatre being here was because it was thought that the sick people would be healed by watching the tragedies as it would be a very cathartic and therapeutic experience for them. Also, the theatre is famous for its great acoustics and many tourists like to stand in the middle of the stage and clap or talk loud. The noise can be heard all the up to the last row of seats.  Ancient theatre is still performed here and many famous actors and actresses have performed at this sacred spot.