Photos of the day 2007

January

 Psiloritis seen from Agia Triada
Psiloritis seen from Phaistos
Broken object - Agia Triada Minoan site
Stone channels - Agia Triada Minoan site
Platanias beach and Theodorou island
Theodorou island seen from Platanias beach
The island of Gavdos seen from Anopolis
A sprinkle of snow in the mountains
Sheep in the village of Aradena
Old olive press in a ruined house in Aradena
 Window of a ruined house in Aradena
 Wall of a ruined house in Aradena
 Wall of a ruined house in Aradena
Bacini above a church entrance
Fresco of Agios Alexios in the church of the Panagia, Prinos
Fresco in the church of the Panagia, Prinos
Elafonisos early morning in January
Elafonisos in January - photographed from the 'island'
Ammophila Arenaria - Elafonisos
Juniper tree in Elafonisos
The monastery of Chryssoskalitissa
Tigani to Balos on the peninsula of Gramvoussa
Tigani to Balos on the peninsula of Gramvoussa
The lagoon of Tigani to Balos on the peninsula of Gramvoussa
The lagoon of Tigani to Balos on the peninsula of Gramvoussa
Griffon vulture
The bay of Kissamos and the White Mountains
A crane and a boat in the harbour of Kissamos
Menies bay on the peninsula of Rodopou
A chapel and a small graveyard in Ravdouxa
The 'harbour' of Ravdouxa
Recycling - a garden gate on the peninsula of Rodopou

February

Cape Spatha on Rodopou peninsula
Looking from one peninsula to the next
The chapel of Agios Pavlos - with cliff view
The bay of Agios Pavlos and Agia Roumeli seen from Sellouda
In the forest, closer to the sea and Agios Pavlos
View from Omalos towards the Samaria gorge and beyond
On the road linking Omalos to Selinou
Pachnes and the central White Mountains seen from the edge of the Samaria gorge
A shrine in the snow
Orange trees in Crete
Winter sunset over the bay of Agios Pavlos
Valentine's day
Chania harbour in early morning winter light
Chania harbour in early morning winter light
The Turkish castle of Aptera (above the bay of Souda)
Old church building near the monastery of Gouverneto
The bay of Diktynna on the peninsula of Rodopou
A whitewashed wall
Euphorbia bush in the wall of a Roman building at Diktynna, Rodopou peninsula
View towards the East from the ruined fortress of Paleochora
The graveyard in front of the chapel of Agios Georgios, Anidri
Electric pole in Omalos
The 'Hand' monument in Chania
The road to Gramvoussa
On the road to Gramvoussa
The island of Gramvoussa

March

Flowers in Anopolis
Euphorbia in Anopolis
Ferns and moss in a wall, Aradena
The coast by Hora Sfakion
The Vardinogiannis bridge in Aradena
Wall of a ruined house in Aradena
The archway of a ruined house in Aradena
Wall of a ruined house in Aradena
Summit of Grias Soros in the White Mountains
Evening light in the White Mountains
Cistus creticus
A goat in Sfakia
The village of Maheri (or Machairoi) in Apokoronas
Church of the Panagia Serviotissa in Stylos, Apokorona
Church of the Panagia Serviotissa in Stylos, Apokorona
White Asphodel (Asphodelus Ramosus)
Sawfly Ophrys - Ophrys tenthredinifera
Helichrysum conglobatum on Akrotiri
Bermuda buttercup (Oxalys pes-caprae) in the middle of a Spiny broom bush
 The monastery of Agios Haralambos in Frangokastello
The church of the monastery of Arkadi
Church tower of the monastery of Arkadi with the summit of Psiloritis in the background
Church of the monastery of Arkadi
The Byzantine church of Sotiros Christos in Eleftherna
The 'mountain' of Stavros, Akrotiri
Wild lavender - Lavendula stoechas
Spring in Crete - Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Hora Sfakion seen from the road to Anopolis
Late Minoan necropolis of Armeni
Late Minoan necropolis of Armeni

April

Italian orchid - Orchis italica - viewed from above
Nature morte - Sheep ribcage and Asphodeline lutea
Yellow and white asphodels (Asphodeline lutea and Asphodelus ramosus)
Old cypress trunk in the mountains
Morituri te salutant (those who are about to die salute you)
White clover in an olive grove
White clover in an olive grove
Giant fennel (Ferula communis)
Bee in a giant fenne
The gorge of Samaria seen from above
The sea at Kera, Apokoronas
Orange blossoms
Orange blossoms
Silene colorata
Dragon Arum with sunglasses
Hypericum empetrifolium
A wooden house door in Aradena
The summit of Volakias (2116m)
View of Gingilos from the summit of Volakias
Poppies
The ferry Daskalogiannis in stormy weather
The coast near Hora Sfakion on a stormy day
Cretan Ebony - Ebenus Cretica
The old kalderimi crossing the gorge of Aradena

May

The plateau of Askyfou seen from the summit of Kastro
The peninsula of Akrotiri seen from the summit of Kastro
The summits of Grias Soros and Svourikti seen from Kastro
Paeonia clusii
Unusual cloud in the mountains
Petromaroula pinnata - Rock lettuce
Campanula laciniata
Paeonia clusii
Goats trinity
Goat
Billy goat
A chapel in Agia Roumeli
The lagoon of Balos on the peninsula of Gramvoussa
The beach on a stormy day

June

View from above Anopolis on a stormy day
View from above Anopolis on a stormy day
The South Crete ferry on a stormy day
The central White Mountains on a cloudy day
View of the Libyan sea from ancient Tara
Viola fragrans
Sheep grazing in a wheat field
Sheep in the Madares
A sheep in the Madares
A koimité (sleeping place) in the White Mountains
The valley of Potamos seen from Petrade
Walking in the gorge of Samaria
In the gorge of Samaria
Acantholimon androsaceum
Verbascum macrurum
June heatwave
Veronica Thymifolia
Cypress tree (cupressus sempervirens)
Summer is here

July

The high Madares in moonlight
Sunrise from the summit of Pachnes
Clematis elisabethae-carolae
Sinkhole in the Ammoutsera valley
The Ammoutsera valley
Silene variegata
360° mountain panorama from the summit of Pachnes
Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. oxycedrus
A male goat
A shepherd and his sheep
Malotira growing on the slopes of the mountain
Malotira - Cretan mountain tea
Malotira - Cretan mountain tea - Sideritis syriaca
A field of dried thistles in Falasarna
Dried thistles
In the dunes, Falasarna
Euphorbia paralias and Ammophila arenaria
The beach of Falasarna
Sunset at Cape Spatha
Campanula cretica and carpenter bee
View of the gorge of Samaria from above
Limonium graecum
The mountain village of Lakki
Chania rooftops
Chania harbour and lighthouse

August

Chania harbour and lighthouse
Empty café terrace in Koum Kapi, Chania
The harbour of Chania seen from Tafos Venizelos
A mountain cricket?
A ladybird in a bush of Satureja spinosa
A chapel in the old town of Chania
Inside the covered market of Chania
The covered market of Chania
A minaret in Chania
A minaret in Chania  (HDR photography)
The minaret of Splanzia
Lifeguard tower, Almyrida
Playing in the waves
The Madhares
Almyrida early morning
Kalyves 2007 and 1967
Kalyves rooftops
Prunus prostrata
A bee on 'malotira'
Chania rooftops
Theotokopoulo Street in Chania Old Town
The tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos above Chania
Sedum tristriatum
The Byzantine church of Michael Archangelos in Aradena
In a Chania alley
Windows of an old building in Chania

September

Nea Chora beach, Chania
Empty sunbeds in Nea Chora beach, Chania
August full moon rising in Paleochora
Old wall and Morning glory
A whitewashed wall and Morning Glory flowers
Goats resting in an excavator bucket
Livaniana and Marmara from above
The village of Loutro
Chapel and palm tree in Loutro
Broken mooring bollard in Loutro
The beach in Georgioupolis
Fishing boats in Georgioupolis
Fishing boats in Georgioupolis
In the high desert
Quiet morning in Loutro
Quiet morning in Loutro
Above the gorge of Aradena
A pine tree above the Libyan sea near Sougia

November

On my local beach
The South Crete ferry Daskalogioannis arrives in Loutro in the evening
The chapel of Profiti Ilias near Sougia
A bench in the harbour of Chania
An olive tree in a cliff, gorge of Agiofarango
Close-up of a lamp post in Chania harbour
Chania harbour
The mole of Chania harbour
Sunrise over Souda Bay
Chania harbour
Riverbed of the gorge of Agiofarango
Dry riverbed of the gorge of Agiofarango
Rock climbing above the bay of Agiofarango
Rappeling down

December

Matala and the Messara bay
Matala and the Messara bay
Caves in Matala
A cave entrance in Matala
A cave entrance in Matala
Entrance of a cave in Matala
Caves in Matala
X in the landscape
Siesta in the winter sun
Drakoulas beach near Lentas
Drakoulas beach near Lentas
Drakoulas beach near Lentas
Drakoulas beach near Lentas
Drakoulas beach - winter sunset light
Winter sunset on Drakoulas beach
Rocks and sea - Drakoulas beach
Cliffs in a small gorge
Red liff in a small gorge
Rough weather in Chania harbour
Ikonostasi of Agios Nikolaos
View of the White Mountains on the way to Psilafi
Snow-covered berberis bush
Snow-covered juniper shrub
Above Xyloskala, Omalos plateau
Lakki
Cypress tree above the gorge of Samaria
The harbour of Chania
The harbour of Chania

 

 

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