Photos of the day 2011

January

Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos in Aptera
Monastery of Agios Ioannis in Aptera
Dawn in Aptera
View of Akrotiri at dawn from Aptera
Monastery of Agios Ioannis in Aptera
Courtyard of the monastery of Agios Ioannis in Aptera
The Byzantine church of Rotonda
The stepped dome of the church of Rotonda"
Agios Haralambos in Frangokastello
In the palm forest of Preveli
Pachnes and church roof"
The village of Rodakino
The village of Skaloti
Agios Stefanos
Cat on a fence in Preveli
Winter walk in the White Mountains
The summit of Sternes in winter
The summit of Pachnes in winter
Bridge near Preveli monastery
Cape Vouxa
The island of Imeri Gramvousa
The island of Imeri Gramvousa
Rodopou peninsula seen from Gramvousa
In the courtyard of Moni Preveli
In the White Mountains
The summit of Troharis
Bridge near Preveli monastery
Winter swimming
Roman bath house in Aptera
Roman bath house in Aptera
Paleochora in winter

February

The chapel of Agios Pavlos
Sunset over the bay of Agia Roumeli
The monastery of Katholiko
The monastery of Katholiko
Rough winter weather in Crete
Chania harbour
Romulea bulbocodium
View from Marmara beach
Rock formations on Marmara beach
Rock formations on Marmara beach
On the way to Loutro
View of Livaniana
Aradena seen from the bridge
Sheep grazing in Aradena
Olive grove in spring
Flowers in an olive grove
=Romulea bulbocodium
The ridge of the village of Modi
An alley in the old town of Chania
Chania harbour

March

Sea and sand
A field of Oxalis
Doorway of the Firkas fortress
In the Firkas fortress
Chania lighthouse
The Firkas fortress
Washing day
Chania
Trying to snow
Chania lighthouse
Hare tracks in the snow
On the way to Samaria (winter version)
The White Mountains seen from Laki
On the road to Omalos
Flowering almond tree
A bee on an almond flower
Sweet Water beach
A cairn on the path to Sweet Water beach
On the path to Loutro
Tragopogon sinuatus
Aradena sunset
Cretan cyclamen
Large Mediterranean spurge
Anagallis arvensis
The village of Maheri
By a pond in Omalos
Close-up of Ranunculus ficaria
Between snow and clouds
Walking along a snow ridge
Walking in the White Mountains
Descending towards Ammoutsera

April

Three peaks
Platanias and Agia Marina
Oxalis will take over the world!
Sheep grazing
Anchusa italica
Asphodeline lutea
Scilla nana
Cerastium scaposum
Please take a seat
Chania harbour
Rock formations near Gingilos
Rock formations near Gingilos
The path to Gingilos
Flowers in the mountains
Chania harbour New Look
Crocus sieberi
Flowers on the E4 path
Snow ridge
Aptera - Western fortification wall
Aptera - Ancient theatre
Aptera - Ruins of a Roman villa
Ruins in Aptera
Snails gathering
Spring wildflowers
More wildflowers
Erhard's wall lizard (Podarcis erhardii)
Scilla nana
Bee on Cistus creticus
Bees on Cistus creticus
Common mallow

May

Spring in Falasarna
Scirocco on Platanias beach
Yellow horned poppy in Falasarna
Walking near Loutro
Delphinium staphisagria
Coastal walk
Asphodels in the gorge of Samaria
Cretan cyclamen
In the palm forest of Preveli
Thunderstorm over Loutro
Old village of Agia Roumeli
Pine tree above Agia Roumeli

June

Rooms free
Window of a chapel
Window of a chapel
Samaria gorge: the 'Gates'
Walking in the gorge of Samaria
Walking in the gorge of Samaria
The bay of Loutro
A view of the coast near Loutro
On the path from Anopolis to Loutro
The bay of Agia Roumeli
Anchusa cespitosa
Anchusa cespitosa
The summit of Kakovoli
High desert flowers
Close-up of Paracaryum lithospermifolium
In the White Mountains
The summit of Troharis
Vicia tenuifolia in Omalos
Platanias river at the sea
48 hours general strike in Greece
Platanias river at the sea

July

Paleochora from high up
Walking in the White Mountains
At the tree line
Walking to Melindaou
The gorge of Samaria from above
The gorge of Samaria from above
Green high valley
Cooling off in the Aegean Sea
Umbrellas on the beach, Platanias
On the Loutro peninsula
The bridge of Aradena
Panorama of the valley of Potamos
Vicia tenuifolia in the Madhares
After the sunset
After the sunrise
Cicer incisum
Two worlds converging
Fishing boat leaving Chania harbour
Chania harbour at dawn
Cypress tree above Omalos
Cypress tree on the way to Gingilos
Night sky in the White Mountains
Cretan Mountain Tea
Lone cloud in the High Desert
Bee in a thyme flower
The plateau of Omalos

August

Cretan maple in the mountains
Threshing floor and spiral
The bay of Lissos
Between Sougia and Agios Antonios
Leaving the chapel of Agios Antonios by boat
A fly on Nepeta sphaciotica
Evening at Almyrida beach
Evening at Platanias beach
Psiloritis at sunrise
Volakies and Gingilos at sunrise
Stormy weather in Chania
Sheep at sunrise
The summit of Melindaou at sunrise
Sunrise on Pachnes and Modaki
Centaurea lancifolia
Prunus berries and Centaurea idea
Mountain flowers
Sunrise on Elafonisi beach
Walking to the 'island' of Elafonisi
Elafonisi from above
Elafonisi
Elafonisi island beach
Coral sand on the beach
Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly
The main beach at Falasarna
Umbrellas on Falasarna beach
Falasarna
Sheep having a drink at the Linoseli spring

September

Death in the White Mountains
Angular folds in Katsiveli
Clouds on Agio Pnevma
Prunus prostrata in the High Desert
Footpath into Samaria gorge
Morning in Loutro
In the gorge of Imbros
In the gorge of Samaria
View from the fort of Agia Roumeli
Sea and clouds
Dark clouds over Chania harbour
Dark clouds over Chania harbour
Sea daffodils on a busy beach
Sea daffodils on Stalos beach
Falasarna beach
Falasarna beach
Flowers on Falasarna beach
Ruined house in Chania

October

Pine forest above the Libyan Sea
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Church of Agios Nikolaos
Sailing boat entering the harbour
Sailing boat in Chania
Alley in the old town of Chania
Empty cup
Wrong parking
Loutro peninsula from the sea
Rainy day
Dark clouds over the gorge of Aradena
Chania harbour
Early snow
Look! There is fish over there!
Chania harbour before the rain
Before the rain
The sea at Falasarna
Tree spurge
Sea squill in Elafonisi
A look inside a shrine
A shrine in Elafonisi
View of Elafonisi island
End of season
A different OXI Day parade
Xerokambos from above
'Gorge of the dead' near Kato Zakros
Ancient olive tree

November

Minoan ruins near Palekastro
The village of Kritsa
Church of Panagia Kera
Church of Panagia Kera
Cyclamen graecum
Colchicum macrophyllum
Old paved road
Old paved road in Vamos
Cretan mushrooms
In the gorge of Kato Poros
In the gorge of Kato Poros
Giant plane tree
Euphorbia characias
Ready for harvest
Hollow plane tree
An old olive grove
A glimpse of snow
Cyclamen graecum
Oxalis pes-caprae
White Mountains
Moss covered spring
Sun reflecting on mountain summits
Wind on water
On the beach
Falasarna beach
Sand dune at Falasarna
Euphorbia paralias
Balos beach
The lagoon of Balos
The lagoon of Balos

December

A broken pier near Balos beach
Cape Tigani
Panoramic view of Balos
Crocus cartwrightianus
Orange trees
Sea of Crete II
At the foot of an olive tree
The lagoon of Balos
Mountains and orange trees
Apokoronas by night
Apokoronas by night
Southern daisies
Gerani beach in winter
Palace of Knossos
Palace of Knossos
The Prince of the Lilies
The Dolphin Fresco
The Queen's megaron
On the road to Sfakia
Hora Sfakion
Detail of Euphorbia dendroides - Tree spurge
Detail of Euphorbia dendroides - Tree spurge
Nativity scene in Omalos

 

 

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