Photos of the day 2010

January

Happy new decade!
The bay of Diktynna, Rodopou peninsula
Field marigold
Arisarum vulgare
In an olive grove
Hyparrhenia hirta in a field on Akrotiri
Elafonisi island
Elafonisi island"
Stormy weather in Paleochora
Stormy weather in Anidri beach
South wind weather in Paleochora"
Rainbow along the South coast
Caper flower
Bellevalia brevipedicellata
Before the rain
After the rain
Medicago marina
Ruta chalepensis
Marathi, Akrotiri
Olive tree in Agia Triada
In an olive grove
Stony beach in Paleochora
Detail of an anemone
The beach of Agia Marina
Oxalis flowers in an olive grove
Grazing sheep
Alley in Chania
Monastery of Agia Triada
Windy day on Kalathas beach
Young nettles

February

Cave chapel
Teucrium brevifolium and a bee
Stormy sea in Kalathas
Psiloritis
Peaceful sea
Calm sea
View of the White Mountains from Agia Triada
Monastery of Agia Triada, Akrotiri
Monastery of Agia Triada, Akrotiri
Bermuda buttercup
Tree spurge - Euphorbia dendroides
Alley in Chania
Butterfly Orchid
Tree in winter, Frangokastello
Inside the castle of Frangokastello
Above the plateau of Omalos
Minaret in Chania
Closed for the winter
Alley in the old town of Chania
Malcolmia flexuosa
Bullet holes in a road sign
Acacia flowers
A fishing boat enters the bay of Stavros
Stavros from above
Spring flowers
Cretan tulip
Dung beetle

March

Fig tree above the sea
Butterfly Orchids in an olive grove
Spring in Apokorona
Spring in Anopolis
The coast of Sfakia
White asphodels by the sea
White asphodels by the sea
Springtime in a cliff
Old olive tree
Old olive tree
Through a window at the monastery of Katholiko
At the monastery of Katholiko
Beehives
Ranunculus veronicae
Cretan cyclamen
Spring flowers in Anopolis
Two months later
Bermuda buttercups and Crown daisies
Stellaria cupaniana
Spring flowers in Polyrinia
Giant fennel in Polyrinia
Sheep in fancy dress?
Giant fennel
A stroll in a magic garden
Panoramic view from the Acropolis of Polyrinia
Flowering tree in Omalos
A field of tulips in Omalos
A field of tulips in Omalos
Wild tulips in Omalos
The gorge of Lissos and the bay of Sougia

April

View of Sougia
View of Sougia
Ancient olive tree
Crown daisies and olive trees, Akrotiri
Ready for the tourists
Helichrysum conglobatum
A street in Chania
Ruins in Sifaka Street, Chania
Sougia in early morning light
Orchis pauciflora
Cypress on the way to Gingilos
Burnt Candytuft
Onosma erectum
Marmara beach
Marble cliffs at Marmara beach
Fig tree in the gorge of Aradena
Bridge over the gorge of Aradena
The gorge of Aradena
View from the cave chapel of the Seven boys of Ephesus
Goat portrait
Evening sun from my kitchen window
Fishing in Chania harbour
The sea at Kalathas beach
Helichrysum conglobatum
Buttercups on the way to Pachnes
Cretan white peony
A feast for the bees
Vineyard on Akrotiri
Rain clouds in Chrissi Akti

May

Gorge of Samaria
Street in the old town of Chania
Street in the old town of Chania
Deserted beach of Sougia
Oleander bush in Agia Roumeli
Oleander bush in Agia Roumeli
Ancient bridge in Agia Roumeli
Bridge across the gorge of Aradena
The palm forest of Preveli
The palm forest of Preveli
Chania harbour in the evening
Over the rooftops of Chania
A bush of summer savory above Agia Roumeli
Ferryboats anchored outside Agia Roumeli
Dead cypress tree
Walking from Agia Roumeli to Agios Pavlos

June

Flowering thyme
The sea at Agios Pavlos
Goats watching Marmara beach
Beach of Kedrodasos near Elafonisi
Flowering thyme
Young male kri-kri
Stormy summer sunset
Looking East from Paleochora
The ferryboat "Samaria" on its way to Paleochora
Evening on Stavros beach

July

Restaurant table and chairs
Clouds in the White Mountains
Clouds in the White Mountains
Clouds in the White Mountains
Flowering chaste tree
Discreet beauty
Sedum magellense close-up
Rock arch on the way to Gingilos
Rock arch in the White Mountains
Chapel in an olive grove
The plateau of Omalos in summer
The plateau of Omalos in summer
Bearded vulture
The plateau of Omalos in the evening
Sunset from my kitchen window
View of the village of Laki
In the gorge of Agia Irini
Plane tree in the gorge of Agia Irini
Plane tree in the gorge of Agia Irini
Sun in the gorge of Agia Irini
In the upper part of the gorge of Figou
Flowering thyme
The port of Souda
The mosque in Chania harbour
The Chania lighthouse
Evening light in Chania harbour
Rock arch in the White Mountains

August

Rock arch in the White Mountains
Between three summits
Rough country above the E4
Night in the Cretan mountains
Night in the Cretan mountains
Prayer flags on the summit of Pachnes
Summits of Troharis and Thodori after sunset
After sunset
Night view from the summit of Pachnes
Paleochora, eastern side
Rooftops of Paleochora
Old door in Paleochora
The sea near Marathi
Souda island
Hidden cove
Sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Hidden cove, Akrotiri
Souda island
Dawn in Chania harbour
Before sunrise in Chania harbour
Early morning in Chania harbour
Early morning in Chania harbour
Early morning in Chania harbour
Early morning in Chania harbour
The Maritime Museum in Chania harbour
Loutro from above
Loutro from above
The southern White Mountains seen from Anopolis
Olive grove in Anopolis
Ancient cypress

September

Ancient cypress
The survivor
Dancing cypresses
Ancient cypress
The ferryboat in Hora Sfakion
The grave of Eleftherios Venizelos
Chapel of the Prophet Elias
Inside the chapel of the Prophet Elias
Church of the Panagia Serviotissa
Noontime in Chania harbour
Chania harbour through a hole
The village of Livaniana
Autumn evening at the beach
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Falasarna beach
Ancient harbour of Falasarna

October

Sea squills in the ancient harbour of Falasarna
Sea squills in the ancient harbour of Falasarna
Stavros beach, Akrotiri
Sunday at the beach
Theodorou island
On the beach in Sougia
On the beach in Sougia
Storm clouds over the church of Modi
Chania sunset
The bay of Stavros
The bay of Stavros
The bay of Stavros
The summit of Mavri
Evening on Gerani beach
River reeds
Sfakia view from the fort
View of Loutro from the sea
Loutro at the foot of the mountain
The gorge of Aradena
Griffon vultures
The gorge of Eligias
Ferryboat near Agia Roumeli
Leaving Agia Roumeli

November

Along the coast at sunset time
Fishing boat at sunset time
Autumn in Crete
Small beach on Akrotiri
Small beach on Akrotiri
Going for a swim
East view from Paleochora
An alley in Paleochora
Falasarna
Rock samphire
Flowering heather
Ikonostasi - Roadside shrine
Early morning in Hora Sfakion
The path between Sweet Water beach and Hora Sfakion
Sweet Water beach from the sea
Small chapel in a cliff
Fresco in the chapel of Agios Stefanos
German war cemetery in Maleme
German war cemetery in Maleme
German war cemetery in Maleme
Stairway to?
Chapel of Agios Spyridon
Chapel of Agios Spyridon
Kedrodasos
Kedrodasos
Kedrodasos
Juniper tree in Kedrodasos
Sprouting Sea squill
Two cats in Rethymnon
One cat in Rethymnon

December

Mother and kitten
Young goat in a cliff
Young white goats
Arisarum vulgare - Friar's Cowl
Chrissi Akti beach in December
Dried sea daffodils on Chrissi Akti beach
The monastery of Chrissoskalitissa
The monastery of Chrissoskalitissa
Olive tree at harvest time
Life in a windy place
Tigani to Balos
Stormy weather
Snowy landscape
Olive branch in the snow
On the road to Omalos
Roadside shrine in the snow
Orange orchard after the rain
An orange after the rain
Chania harbour in the morning
Androcymbium rechingeri
Entrance of the Cave of Agia Sophia
Stalagmites in the Cave of Agia Sophia
Chapel of Profiti Elias in Anidri
The sea at Kalamaki
Sunset in Konduras
Church and graveyard in Anidri
The old path across the gorge of Aradena
Cat in an olive grove
Field marigold

 

 

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