Photos of the day 2008

January

View of the bay of Kissamos and beyond
Tigani to Balos and Gramvoussa
Clouds over Tigani to Balos
The lagoon of Balos
The lagoon of Balos
On Balos beach
Boats gathering for the Great Blessing of Waters
Boats gathering for the Great Blessing of Waters
Sailing boats in Chania harbour
Androcymbium rechingeri
Inside an ikonostasi
An ikonostasi on Elafonisos
Anemone coronaria - detail
Anemone coronaria - detail
Bermuda buttercup and the hills of Akrotiri
Anemone coronaria - detail
A tunnel to Sfakia
Enlargement of the road between Hora Sfakion and Anopolis
Fern in a wall in Aradena
Fern in a wall in Aradena
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias - close-up
Coastline by Hora Sfakion
The harbour of Chania
Beginning of a storm
A field of anemones
Hora Sfakion at sunset
View from the 'mountain' of Stavros
View from the cave of Stavros
Stormy weather in Chania
View of Stavros, Akrotiri

February

Cypress in the White Mountains
Olive grove in the spring
Hillside above Anopolis
The cave of the bear - Gouverneto
The monastery of Katholiko
The monastery of Katholiko
The monastery of Katholiko
An olive grove in the spring
View of Souda Bay from Plaka
Chania on a stormy day
Chania on a stormy day
Chania on a stormy day
The sea front in Nea Hora, Chania
Valentine's day
Church bell tower and palm tree, Pazinos - Akrotiri
Oxalis pes-caprae - close-up
Bad weather
Winter days
View of the White Mountains from Marathi, Akrotiri
Lakki in winter
Along the road to Omalos in winter
View of the White Mountains from Marathi, Akrotiri
Northwest Crete in winter
The plateau of Omalos under snow
Xyloskala and the entrance of the Samaria gorge in winter
On the way to Psilafi
View of the Libyan sea from the White Mountains
A mulberry tree in winter
Kalderimi in the gorge of Aradena

March

Kalderimi crossing the gorge of Aradena
In the gorge of Imbros
In tne snow above the gorge of Samaria
The summit of Gingilos in winter
The summit of Gingilos through the clouds
Kalderimi crossing the gorge of Aradena
Beetle in a cistus
 Almond tree in bloom
The road to Gouverneto
The path to Agios Ioannis
Trunk of an olive tree near Agia Triada
Yellow, olive green and blue
Apple orchard in Anopolis
Apple orchard in Anopolis
Flowers in an apple orchard in Anopolis
Votive offerings
Fresco of St. John the Apostle
Orchis papilionacea ssp. heroica - Heroic Butterfly Orchid
In the southern part of the White Mountains
Spring in Anopolis
Watchtower on the hill of Agia Ekaterini, Anopolis
The broken bell tower of the chapel of Agia Ekaterini, Anopolis
Euphorbia dendroides in Apokoronas
Spring in Polyrrhenia
Ancient threshing floor in Polyrrhenia
View from the acropolis of Polyrrhenia
Ophrys hybrid on Akrotiri
Lupins in Anopolis
Spiny broom (Calicotome villosa)
Carpobrotus edulis flowering on a small island

April

Anchusa italica bud
Echium plantagineum or Purple Viper's Bugloss
Sheep grazing on a rainy day
Late afternoon, Chania harbour
Chania harbour in late afternoon
The Janissaries Mosque, Chania harbour
The Janissaries Mosque, Chania harbour
Looking towards Santrivani Square in Chania harbour
Daphne sericea
A sheep in morning light
Prickly oak and scilla nana
Cistus creticus
Detail of a Tragopogon sinuatus seed ball
 A field of crown daisies on Akrotiri
Tulipa saxatilis in Omalos
Tulipa saxatilis in Omalos
Poppies, lupins and olive tree
Poppies, lupins in a field
On the roadside
A mule on the way to Omalos
The path to Agios Pavlos
Cistus salvifolius
Crocus sieberi
Road from Kallikratis to Kapsodassos
Road from Kallikratis to Kapsodassos seen from Frangokastello
Figs in a tree
Graveyard in the monastery of Agios Haralambos in Frangokastello

May

Flowers on a ruined staircase
Close-up of Verbascum arcturus
Microcosm
Wind turbines above Agia Irini
Campanula laciniata
Mountain and sea
A fishing boat near Loutro
A large bush of Ebenus cretica
Detail of Ebenus Cretica
In the gorge of Samaria
 Echium italicum
Minaret and bell tower of Agios Nikolaos church
The village of Chania
The centre of Glaucium flavum or yellow horned poppy
A field on Akrotiri
Chapel of Agia Irini in Sougia
Looking towards the East from Sougia
The beach of Sougia

June

Verbascum macrurum on the road to Sougia
Snail
Ridges of the western White Mountains at sunset
The summits of Strifomadi and Psilafi
The Kallergi mountain refuge
View of the White Mountains from Melindaou
View of the White Mountains from Melindaou
An alley in the old town of Chania
Astragalus angustifolius
Euphorbia acanthothamnos - Greek spiny spurge
A grave with sea view - churchyard of Agia Irini in Sougia
Flowering oleander
Impressionist grazing
A large cushion of Astragalus angustifolius
A shepherd in the Cretan mountains
View of Spathi in the northern White Mountains
Onobrychis sphaciotica
Arenaria cretica
The minaret of Splanzia, Chania
Megascolia maculata maculata
White scilla nana
Summertime in Paleohora
Anidri beach near Paleochora
Going fishing
View of Chania from the White Mountains
In the White Mountains

July

Close-up of Crepis sibthorpiana
A field of Cretan mountain tea
View of the summit of Madaki (2225m) from Katsiveli
Angular folds in Katsiveli
The south side of the summit of Agio Pnevma (2262m)
Summit chapels
Campanula aizoides below the summit of Agio Pnevma
Thistles in Apokoronas
Thistles in Apokoronas
The church of Agios Nikolaos in Kyriakoselia
The church of Agios Nikolaos in Kyriakoselia
Graves in the churchyard of Agios Nikolaos
Agave americana
Agave americana
Flowering thyme by the seaside
South Crete beach pebbles
Paleochora seen from Anidri beach
Full moon in the White Mountains
Sunset light in the White Mountains
Sunset light in the White Mountains
Lone walker in the Cretan mountains
Flowering thyme in the mountains
Cretan thyme honey in the making
Cirsium morinifolium detail
Cirsium morinifolium
Chania lighthouse at sunset
Chania lighthouse at sunset
Myosotis solange
Old harbour of Chania at dusk
Acantholimon androsaceum

August

Summer on the plateau of Omalos
Cypress tree in the White Mountains
Cretan mountain tea flower
Black cat and fig tree
The calyces of Acantholimon androsaceum
The northern White Mountains in summer
Centaurea lancifolia
The summit of Mavri
Looking east from the summit of Mavri
Clouds in a summer sky
Chania harbour in morning light
The summit of Svourichti
The summit of Svourichti seen from the North
Anthemis samariensis - First ever photos of a new species
Detail of the Chania lighthouse
The old harbour of Chania early in the morning
The old harbour of Chania early in the morning
The old harbour of Chania early in the morning
A chair in the harbour of Chania
Lomelosia sphaciotica
Pimpinella tragium subsp. depressa
Detail of the plateau of Omalos
The plateau of Omalos
Staehelina petiolata
Kakiskala cliffs on the way to Gingilos
Close-up of a Sea squill (Urginea maritima)
Sea squill near Agia Roumeli
The mountains south of Therisso

September

Café and mosque in the harbour of Chania
Horse-drawn carriage, Chania harbour
Chania harbour
A boat passing in front of the Chania lighthouse
The cathedral square in Chania
In the cathedral square in Chania
Road sign and hibiscus in the old town of Chania
Finix bay near Loutro
Sea daffodil close-up
Sea daffodils on Kalathas beach, Akrotiri
High above the gorge of Samaria
Afternoon light in the White Mountains
An E4 path marker near Melindaou
The village of Livaniana
Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Koimesis Theotokou) near Vamos
Rain cloud near Loutro
A rain cloud passing near Loutro
Flowers in Loutro on a cloudy day
Flower tip of a Sea squill
Goose and fishing boat in Georgioupolis
The path into the gorge of Samaria at Xyloskala
Cliffs of the Samaria gorge

October

The bay of Agia Roumeli
Kri-kri
The village of Loutro
On the E4 path between Loutro and Agia Roumeli

December

Back in Crete!
Kalathas beach in December - Akrotiri
Tamarisk tree on Kalathas beach
Falasarna beach
Falasarna beach in December
View out to sea from the coastline of Falasarna
Yellow rope
Stavros beach and hill
Sea daffodils on Stavros beach
Fishing boat
Reeds in a pond
Erica manipuliflora
Wild saffron crocus
Crocus cartwrightianus
Stigma of Crocus cartwrightianus
Gramvoussa from the peninsula of Rodopou
The bay of Diktynna, Rodopou peninsula
Arisarum vulgare - Friar's cowl
Early wet morning in Chania harbour
Early winter morning in Chania harbour
Christmas morning in Aptera
Winter morning in Aptera
Tree and mountains, Aptera
Ruins of a Roman villa, Aptera
Turkish castle in Aptera
Akrotiri peninsula seen from Aptera
Rough seas in Stavros

 

 

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