submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004
The crystal clear waters of Kapsali are beckoning ...
The view from my father's house in Katouni.
submitted by George Vardas on 17.05.2004
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.
The idyllic bay of Limionas
submitted by George Vardas on 26.09.2007
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
The fertile, terraced hills of Karavas can be seen in the distance as you approach this beautiful town.
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.
submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004
A scene from Limionas beach below Mylopotamos
The narrow alleys and laneways of Hora reflect the quaintness of the island's main town
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.
The frangosyka frame the bridge at Katouni
An archway over the narrow lanes in Hora. Note the Venetian motif over the arch.
submitted by George Vardas on 06.04.2006
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.
A view of the seaside village of Avlemonas with the monastery of Agios Georgios visible in the background
submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004
Driving up the winding road from Kapsali to Hora I glanced through my side view mirror ...
The picturesque township of Aroniadika
140 years after Edward Lear I took this photo of the panorama depicted in Lear's sketch.
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.
The town square in Hora is ringed by a number of coffee shops. The yellow umbrella outside this cafe caught my eye.
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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