The region of Sfakia - a photo gallery - Page 2

The second page of photos of the region of Sfakia continues with the gorge of Aradena then moves to Agia Roumeli then along the coast to Loutro.

 

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  • A ruined house in the abandoned village of Aradena
  • The gorge of Aradena photographed from the bridge
  • The bridge of Aradena seen from the bottom of the Aradena gorge
  • The bridge of Aradena seen from the bottom of the Aradena gorge
  • The bridge of Aradena seen from the bottom of the Aradena gorge
  • Two walkers in the lower part of the gorge of Aradena
  • Grazing sheep in the open area to the South of Aradena (on the way to Livaniana). Obviously this was photographed in the middle of winter
  • Standing on top of a ridge that runs along the coastline between the gorges of Eligas and Aradena at around 600m. I am looking towards the East and can see the gorge of Aradena, the bay of Finix, the Loutro peninsula and in the distance Hora Sfakion and further away Frangokastello
  • The Byzantine church of Panagia (Holy Mother) in Agia Roumeli. It was built where there originally was a temple of Apollo and Vritomartis (Artemis)
  • A Turkish fort on a steep hill above the village of Agia Roumeli. The fort is easily accessible on foot (about 30 minutes walk) and provides good views of the village and the coast
  • A Turkish fort on a steep hill above the village of Agia Roumeli. The fort is easily accessible on foot (about 30 minutes walk) and provides good views of the village and the coast
  • View of the old village of Agia Roumeli (right at the entrance of the gorge of Samaria) from the path leading to the fort. The flower in the foreground is Delphinium staphisagria
  • People waiting for the ferryboat Daskalogiannis in Agia Roumeli. The ferry is arriving from Loutro on a stormy day
  • People boarding the ferryboat Daskalogiannis in Agia Roumeli on a stormy day. Waves are crashing on the jetty sending spray onto the queuing crowd
  • A spectacular stone bridge crossing the river near the sea. The river has changed its course (and been dammed on the western side) so that the bridge doesn't cross anything now. But it is still standing despite the fierce winter floods
  • A spectacular stone bridge crossing the river near the sea. The river has changed its course (and been dammed on the western side) so that the bridge doesn't cross anything now. But it is still standing despite the fierce winter floods
  • On the pebble beach of Agia Roumeli (near the mouth of the river) looking towards the West
  • The coastline east of Agia Roumeli seen from the promontory just to the East of the river
  • The view to the East from the promontory right next to the river in Agia Roumeli.
  • On the pebble beach of Agia Roumeli (near the mouth of the river) looking towards the East
  • It is only when you see Agia Roumeli from the sea thatyou get the full sense of the dramatic location of the village
  • It is only when you see Agia Roumeli from the sea thatyou get the full sense of the dramatic location of the village
  • It is only when you see Agia Roumeli from the sea thatyou get the full sense of the dramatic location of the village
  • The chapel of Agios Pavlos was built in the 11th century at the spot where Saint Paul is supposed to have been shipwrecked on his journey to Crete and Greece. It is located a little to the East of Agia Roumeli (a little over an hour's walk) right by the sea. A few frescoes are still visible inside the chapel but they are in poor condition
  • The chapel of Agios Pavlos was built in the 11th century at the spot where Saint Paul is supposed to have been shipwrecked on his journey to Crete and Greece. It is located a little to the East of Agia Roumeli (a little over an hour's walk) right by the sea. A few frescoes are still visible inside the chapel but they are in poor condition. A concrete reinforcement was built along the sea side of the chapel in order to prevent the sea from eroding its base
  • On the path between Agia Roumeli and Loutro, about half way through the walk. I am looking back at the route covered so far, mainly through a pine forest. You can still see Agia Roumeli in the distance
  • Livaniana was once an important village but is now nearly abandoned
  • Livaniana was once an important village but is now nearly abandoned
  • The sharp cut of the gorge of Aradena and Marmara (buildings by the coast) seen from the sea
  • The settlements of Lykos (left) and Finix (right), located to the West of the Loutro peninsula
  • A (modern) spiral built inside an ancient threshing floor on the peninsula above Loutro. The tower in the background is an old windmill
  • The village of Loutro seen from the footpath that comes from the West (Marmara and Finix)
  • The village of Loutro seen as you approach from the sea
  • The village of Loutro seen from the small fortification located on the peninsula
  • The village of Loutro seen from the chapel of Agia Ekaterini, 690m higher up
  • The village of Loutro seen as you approach from the footpath that comes from Hora Sfakion and Sweet Water beach
 

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