submitted by George Vardas on 03.05.2004
A view out to sea from the fishing village of Avlemonas. In 1802 the English brig, the Mentor, carrying part of Lord Elgin's looted sculptures from the Parthenon, sank just outside Agios Nikolaos harbour within sight of the township of Avlemonas and the castle (which is visible in the top right hand corner of the photograph). The sculptures were eventually retrieved by divers from the islands of Kalymnos and Kos and taken to London. In 1816 the Parthenon Marbles were sold by Elgin to the British ...
submitted by George Vardas on 06.05.2004
Hora is one magnificent photo opportunity with its picturesque laneways, arches and Venetian architecture infused with a traditional Greek island landscape. The covered passageway depicted here is a Venetian concept. Similar passage-arcades under houses can be found in Crete and on Kerkyra where the Venetian influences were just as strong.
The former capital of Kythera, Agios Dimitrios, was sacked by the Ottoman pirate Barbarossa in 1537. It is now known as Paliohora. Several churches, including Agios Antonios which is pictured, remain somewhat intact whilst the surrounding walls and structures have deteriorated with time. This photo was inspired by a photograph taken by the famous Greek photographer, Nikos Desyllas, in his book "The Ionian Islands".
Above Diakofti is located a series of old huts thought to have been used by Arab pirates as bases for raids on passing ships. Note the sunken freighter in the background.
submitted by George Vardas on 17.05.2004
The Venetian castle at Hora dominates the town's landscape.
A view of the old terminal which served Kythera well until the completion of the modern airport complex
submitted by George Vardas on 05.10.2005
Karavas is reknown for its springs and leafy surrounds.
submitted by George Vardas on 04.05.2004
Built in 1817, the Lazaretto was originally a hospital. It is today a private residence behind the smaller of the two bays in Kapsali.
submitted by George Vardas on 02.05.2004
This distinctive, almost art deco building is in the central square of Fratsia
The small whitewashed chapel of Agios Nikolaos in Firi Ammos near Agia Pelagia provides a striking contrast to the rocky outcrop and blue seas.
The central arch of the seven arch bridge built by the British in 1825 at Potamos. Note the distinctive decorative motif over the arch which is unique to this bridge.
Karavas is a very luscious, verdant township.
This scene is near the famous spring of Amir Ali in Karavas
A scene from Aloizianika
submitted by George Vardas on 01.05.2004
A view across the olive groves of Livadi to the famous bridge at dawn
Walking back from the Kastro in Avlemonas my eye caught this clay brown pot against a traditional whitewashed background
A view of the famous belltower of Panagia Myrtidiotissa in the Kastro in black and white
The rock formation at Paliopoli as viewed from Kaladi
submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004
One of the old mills that overlook Livadi - from a bygone era
A flotilla of boats in picturesque Diakofti. I especially love the umbrella.
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