Zakynthos, its unknown side | Amazing photography

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is widely known by its Italian name, Zante. The island is famous for its pristine beaches. Navagio beach and the Blue Caves are its top attractions. Of course, there is always the non-touristic side of a beautiful place. And that is shown perfectly through the lenses of a local amateur photographer, Stelios Pettas. Stelios lives in Zakynthos, apart from capturing beautiful photographs he collects driftwood, pebbles and shells and he creates unique art as By Step. For the purpose of this post we collected some of his recent photographs and few of his artistic creations. Enjoy!

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Navagio, Zante’s wreck, to be restored

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It is one of the most photographed spots in Greece and a symbol of the Ionian island of Zakynthos that features on myriad publicity posters. Yet the shipwreck on the beach that is now better known by that name (Navagio meaning shipwreck in Greek) has suffered extensive wear and tear in the 36 years it has lain on one of the most beautiful seashores in the country. Acknowledging its significance not just as a tourist attraction but also as a globally recognizable landmark, the island’s municipal authority has teamed up with the local technical college to launch the first restoration of the wreck so that it can survive for more generations to come.

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