Photos of the day 2013

January

Happy New Year
The view from Nea Chora beach
The view from Nea Chora beach
Oranges
Mandarins
A winter swim near Chania
Chapel and mountains
Snowy hills
Elafonisi view
Androcymbium rechingeri
Androcymbium rechingeri
Pancratium maritimum in Elafonisi
Elafonisi beach
Elafonisi beach
In the forest
Ephedra foeminea
Platanias and the island of Theodorou
Platanias and the island of Theodorou
Platanias
Winter swim
Winter swim
Close-up of Androcymbium rechingeri
The island of Theodorou
In the orange grove

February

South wind clouds
On a road in Apokorona
The bay of Menies
The bay of Menies
Lone olive tree by the sea
Goat chewing on a clump of grass
Rock pool in Balos
Turkish fort of Aptera
The main entrance gate of Aptera
Flowers by the beach
Oxalis flowers on the beach of Gerani
Matthiola tricuspidata
Budding Matthiola tricuspidata
Spring flowers in an olive grove
Platanias and Theodorou island
Firebug
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Inside Chania's covered market
In an olive grove
Mustard flowers in an olive grove

March

Flowering almond tree
The beach of Chryssi Akti
Above the beach of Chryssi Akti
View of Pachnes from Xyloskala
Spring time at the beach
The Platanias river
Kissamos seen from the acropolis of Polyrinia
The Minoan necropolis of Armeni
At ground level in the Minoan necropolis of Armeni
Graves in the Minoan necropolis of Armeni
Spring in an olive grove
Flowering tree spurge
Falasarna beach in winter
Viola scorpiuroides in Falasarna
Malva sylvestris - Common mallow
Matthiola tricuspidata
Purple goatsbeard
General view of Hora Sfakion
View of Hora Sfakion and Frangokastello
Above Loutro
On the path into the gorge of Aradena
Fresco in the church of Aradena
Windy day in Kalamaki
View of Psiloritis
View of the White Mountains
The villages of Thronos and Vistagi, Amari valley
The Potami Dam Lake
The Potami Dam Lake
View of Chania
The Turkish fortress of Aptera
Ancient olive tree

April

In a field
Close-up of wild lavender
View of the White Mountains from Aptera
Souda harbour seen from Aptera
Echium plantagineum
Detail of a seed ball
Purple Goatsbeard seed ball
Orange blossoms
Spring flowers
Chania harbour
It's quiet on the beach in Sougia
The valley of Agia Irini
Morning at the beach
The summit of Troharis
A field of asphodels in Anopolis
Cretan maple
Dragon Arum above the gorge of Aradena
Stone wall in a field above Livaniania
The gorge of Aradena through a hole in a wall
By the chapel of Agios Athanasios
Spring in Omalos
Spring in Omalos
Cretan cyclamen
Fishing in Koum Kapi
Marmara beach

May

Descending from the summit of Pachnes
Peonies in the mountains
Paeonia clusii
In the gorge of Samaria
In the gorge of Samaria
Storm clouds on the Libyan Sea
On a coastal path
All good things have an end
Viola fragrans
Paracaryum lithospermifolium subsp. cariense
Close-up of Anchusa cespitosa
View of the hills above Agia Roumeli
Wild leek on a hillside
In the gorge of Imbros
Loutro

June

Flowers in a field in Omalos
A seat in the shade
Cliffs of the gorge of Samaria
The old village of Agia Roumeli
Flowering oleander
Anopolis by night
Last snow on Pachnes
Rare plants of the high desert: Silene variegata
Scutellaria hirta
Rare plants of the high desert
Clouds in the mountains
Clouds in the mountains
Above the clouds
View of Pachnes from the summit of Troharis
High above the coast of Sfakia
Sunset in the mountains
Spring in the mountains
Full moon rising above Chania
Detail of a caper flower
The coastline between Agia Roumeli and Loutro
In the gorge of Eligia
The Daskalogiannis ferryboat in Paleochora
A beach in Falasarna
A beach in Falasarna

July

A beach in Falasarna
Cape Flomos
Ferryboat passing Cape Flomos
Rocky landscape
Busy day in Falasarna
Chania harbour
An open air restaurant in Chania's old town
A minaret in Chania's old town
Inside the archaeological museum of Chania
Inside a giant olive tree
Excursion boats in Chania harbour
Seaside restaurant in Chania
Nea Chora beach in Chania
The harbour of Nea Chora
Hanging octopus to dry
Chania harbour at night
The beach of Chryssi Akti
A few waves at Kalathas beach
No swimming today in Platanias
No swimming today in Platanias
Zambeliou Street, Chania
Theodorou island at sunset
The northern White Mountains at sunset time
Sunset in the White Mountains
Sunset in the White Mountains
Sunrise from the summit of Pachnes
Chania harbour at dusk
The making of thyme honey
Flowering thyme in the White Mountains
Satureja spinosa in the White Mountains
The valley of Ammoutsera

August

View from a high trail
Chapel of Profitis Ilias at night
Children at the beach at sunset time
Life in a sunflower
Cruise ships in Souda harbour
Sunset time in the White Mountains
Clouds in August
Swallowtail butterfly
The summit of Theodori
The summit of Zaranokefala
The summit of Psiristra
August night sky
Leaving Sfakia
Arriving in Loutro
Chania rooftop café at night
Turkish fort above Agia Roumeli
Busy on Chania harbour
Chapel and mountain
Falasarna beach
Loutro
The summit of Malotira seen from Mavri
Sea daffodil
Young seagull on the beach
Young seagull on the beach
Early morning in Chania harbour
Early morning in Chania harbour
Souda Bay at night
Akrotiri peninsula at dawn
Souda Bay at dawn

September

Last summer flowers in the High Desert
Sunset time in the High Desert
Sleeping on a branch
View from the summit of Pachnes
Sea daffodils on Stalos beach
Souda harbour at night
The bay of Agia Roumeli
The Ammoutsera valley in the White Mountains
Chania and Akrotiri peninsula at sunset
A flock of sheep on the plateau of Omalos
Sea squills
Marram grass in Falasarna
Sunset clouds on Gerani beach
Platanias
Sea daffodils
Falasarna beach
Falasarna beach
Loutro at dusk
Canoeing in the Libyan Sea
Falasarna beach
Cloud over the mountains
View of the coast to the East of Sougia

October

View of the coast to the East of Sougia
Sougia beach
Reeds on Gerani beach
Anidri beach
Chania harbour
Lone trees in Sfakia
Kalathas beach. Akrotiri
Agia Roumeli from the sea
Agia Roumeli

November

Noontime at Chryssi Akti
Rain in an orange grove
Stalos beach
A dull, rainy day
Under an orange tree
Beach art
The Platanias river
Souda harbour at night
The beach of Georgioupolis
In the orange grove
In an olive grove
In an olive grove
In an olive grove
Rocks in Agia Marina
Clear afternoon light on the mountains
View of Balos and Gramvousa bay
Sunspot

December

Ridge on Gramvousa
Stairway on Gramvousa
Crocus cartwrightianus on Gramvousa
Crocus cartwrightianus on Gramvousa
View of Balos and Gramvousa bay
First snow!
First snow!
Orange and olive groves
Orange and olive groves
West Crete in winter
The bay of Kissamos
View of Balos and Gramvousa bay
Olives
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View from the acropolis of Falasarna
Falasarna
Marram grass in a sand dune
General view of Falasarna
A fish in Cretaquarium
A fish in Cretaquarium
Going for a swim after the rain
Oxalis pes-caprae
Goat portrait
Goat portrait: the windblown look
Goat portrait: the prim look
Morning sun on the White Mountains
Mandragora flower
Two goats
Goats are watching you
Two pebbles on the beach
Two pebbles on the water's edge

 

 

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