Lemnos island and its flamingo lakes

Photo by Argotravel

Photo by Argotravel

Lemnos is a Greek island located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.  The two lakes where about 5000 flamingos live are top attractions for those who adore nature.  Near Aliki Salt Lake is another small lake called Asprolimni. Located on the northeast coast of Lemnos, it is an important area part of the NATURA 2000 network. An abundance of rare plants and animals, especially birds are found here. The seasonal flamingo population here and the Aliki Salt Lake are the largest in Europe. Read more...

OPA architects and their conceptual holy cross chapel

Greek-based OPA (open platform for architecture) has conceptualized the ‘Chapel of the Holy Cross’, a religious building that translates symbolism, tradition and belief into space with a materiality based on the simplicity and harmony of contemporary architecture.

Proposed for the island of Serifos in Greece, it possesses a single cliff façade that faces the Aegean sea, positioning the view to the sea. The ‘Chapel of the Holy Cross’ is a complete, evocative study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering enhanced by tradition waiting for realization. Read more...