Santorini Trip – Part#2

New photos of Santorini island trip : beaches, sunsets and nice places to see.

More details in photo captions.

 

Other Santorini’s photos here.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D,  Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Sunset in Santorini

Santorini is a beautiful Greek island remnant of a volcanic caldera and renowned for its wonderful sunsets.

Here the first part of gallery of Santorini Island, with some shots taken at sunset hour.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D,  Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Paleokastritsa – Corfù (Greece)

The bay of Paleokastritsa is in the North West of Corfu, with his amazing beaches and cristal clear sea.

Paleokastritsa is a small village where the epic poem the Odyssey,  tells that legendary Odysseus (Ulysses) disembarked and met Nausicaa for the first time.

A great view and a lovely place to visit and to have a coffee or a lunch, is the La Grotta (grotto) beach bar. This is situated in a tiny little cove with crystal clear, very deep and icy cold water.

There is maybe 100 stairs to go down and up, but a, highly recommended if you are on the island.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Parga (Greece) by day

The small town of Parga, with its colorful houses  is the most popular summer destination in Epirus region in Greece.

An amazing green islet with a white church stands at the entrance of the port, while the ruined walls of a Venetian castle can be seen on top of a hill above the town.

It’s no wonder this place is as popular with the Greeks as it is with foreign holidaymakers.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Meteora (Μετέωρα) – Suspended in the air

Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of  Orthodox monasteries, and one of the most surreal, beautiful and breathtaking natural landscape in Greece, and I think, in the world.

The Metéora is in the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka, and is included on the UNESCO World Heritageat.

From the 11th century onwards, twenty-four monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. They were created to serve monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Today six of these monasteries are still intact and active, and two of these are inhabited by nuns.

 

This is the first part of a large photo gallery of Meteora. In the next days I publish other six galleries with more shots of Meteora and of his monasteries.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II, Canon Eos M with Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Sori (Liguria)

A small gallery of some HDR photos and long exposures taken in Sori.

Sori is a beatiful city in the Italian region Liguria and part of the so-called Golfo Paradiso (Paradise gulf) in the Riviera di Levante.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 7D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Calvi – Corsica

Calvi is the biggest tourist city of the French island of Corsica.

Places of interest in Calvi are: the long beach of white sand, the harbourside with yachts and private cruisers and, of course, the old Citadel.

The Citadel is the main part of the town, and its most important historical monument. It was a military outpost that helped guard the city against foreign attacks. French Foreign Legion is today based in the citadel.

In the Citadel there are the remains of a house that, according to legend, to be the place where Christopher Columbus was born.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM

Marken – Holland – Part #1

The fairy-tale village Marken is on a peninsula in the Markermeer, in the North Netherlands, at only 20 minutes from Amsterdam.

Marken is a well-known tourist attraction for its characteristic green and white wooden houses (usually painted yellow and blue inside) and for his harbour quarter.

Houses here are built on little hills called werven, or on pilings to keep them high and dry.

Walking around Marken, is easy to see the impressive town’s architecture. Until 1957, Marken was an island in isolation from the rest of the Netherlands, so it developed an independent culture, architecture, dialect, dress and more. Marken ceased to be an island in in 1957, when a dike between Marken and the mainland was built.

These shots are taken after a storm, so, I was lucky to take a raimbow over the village in some photos.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM