Sunsets over Greece

July 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Fingers of the Gods: sunset over Mount OlympusFingers of the Gods: sunset over Mount Olympus One thing that is abundantly clear from my travels round Greece is that it is hard to find a bad sunset! The one above was taken in a small village on the coast near to Mount Olympus, and here you can see the "fingers of the Gods" reaching up from their home to the sky, which then contests with the modernity of the bottom half of the picture. But this is by no means the only sunset I have photographed so far on my journey round northern Greece and back down towards Athens.

This one too has Mount Olympus on the left disappearing to dark blue sky on the right.

This one also has mythological connections. Taken from a small village on Mount Pelion where the Centaurs lived, it looks over Pagasitikos Bay and the very modern city of Volos, from whence Jason left in a very small boat with his argonauts. I say Volos is modern: it was badly damaged by an earthquake in the early 1950's and was totally rebuilt, but its roots are truly ancient.

And just for a last true sunset, here is one over Lake Kerkini

Sunset on Lake Kerkini, in Northern GreeceSunset on Lake Kerkini, in Northern Greece Lake Kerkini is a manmade lake which irrigates much of the agriculture in the region. But the way it is managed means that it has become one of the most important wetlands in mainland Europe with a wealth of birdlife including herons, pelicans, storks, cormorants and many, many others. I plan on going back for the annual stopover of many thousands of Flamingos later in the year.


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