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submitted by George Vardas on 17.05.2004

The wreck at Diakofti

Zakynthos might have its famous shipwreck ("navayio") but at Diakofti you can see the bow of the sunken Antiguan-flagged freighter, the "Nordland". The ship ran aground on the rocky islet of Fidonissi on 29 August 2000. For more information on the sinking and its aftermath go to www.itopf.com/nordland.PDF.

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submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004

Limionas

The idyllic bay of Limionas

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.09.2007

The sundial of Avlemonas

The Kavalini* house at the beautiful fishing village of Avlemonas was built in 1827 and is one of the landmark buildings there. Its main feature is the sundial over the entrance.

* Sometimes also spelt Cavallini, Cavalinis & Cavalenes

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submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004

On the road to Karavas

The fertile, terraced hills of Karavas can be seen in the distance as you approach this beautiful town.

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submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004

The bridge at Potamos

The British-built bridge at Potamos is the second largest masonry bridge on the island. It has recently been restored and the area below the bridge has been pleasantly landscaped.

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

The fishing tackle

A scene from Limionas beach below Mylopotamos

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

The narrow streets of Hora

The narrow alleys and laneways of Hora reflect the quaintness of the island's main town

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

Kako Lagadi

The entrance to the gorge known as Kako Lagadi. It is through this gorge that the Ottoman pirate, Barbarossa, and his men sacked the town of Agios Dimitrios (Paliohora) in 1537.

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

Frangosyka at Katouni

The frangosyka frame the bridge at Katouni

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

The archway

An archway over the narrow lanes in Hora. Note the Venetian motif over the arch.

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submitted by George Vardas on 06.04.2006

An old olive press

As you make your way along the narrow roadway at Kato Hora in Mylopotamos you come across this old olive press - a reminder of the island's traditional dependence on the olive tree. I am indebted to Maxine Mitchell for correctly identifying this building.

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

Seaside village of Avlemonas

A view of the seaside village of Avlemonas with the monastery of Agios Georgios visible in the background

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Side view mirror

Driving up the winding road from Kapsali to Hora I glanced through my side view mirror ...

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

The township of Aroniadika

The picturesque township of Aroniadika

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Kapsali and Hora 140 years later

140 years after Edward Lear I took this photo of the panorama depicted in Lear's sketch.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Edward Lear's view of Hora and Kapsali

In 1863 the famous English satirist and artist, Edward Lear, travelled through the Ionian Islands and produced a series of sketches published as "Views in the Ionian Islands". This is the famous view of Kapsali and the castle at Hora.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Hora coffee shop

The town square in Hora is ringed by a number of coffee shops. The yellow umbrella outside this cafe caught my eye.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

The British School

Apart from bridges the British also built a number of Lancastrian schools on the island. This one, known as Milapidea, was built near Fatsathika and is over 180 years old. Note the Gothic style windows.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Stairway to Kaladi

To get to Kaladi beach you follow the staircase ... almost to the end.

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

Agios Theologos

East of Livadi and heading towards Fyri Ammos is located the fortified church of Agios Theologos. Note the parapet which allowed observers to keep a look out for raiders. The church of Agios Theologos commands views of the island all the way across to Avlemonas.