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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Kea (aka Tzia) through a Greek photographer’s eyes

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Kea is the cycladic island closest to Attica. As it is very easy to reach, it is mainly built with summer vacation houses and it gets overcrowded during  August. If you want to visit Kea (Tzia) book your room in advance. You are going to admire spectacular coastline views and magnificent sunsets. If you like to explore the hidden paths of the island it would be ideal to rent a bike. The island is popular of its oak trees. On this post we present Kea as captured by Chrisoula Fourmouzi’ s camera.

Chrisoula Fourmouzi  studied photography at the Art & Design Institution AKTO in Athens. She is mainly a  wedding, christening, family, newborn and baby photographer. She is based in Athens but she travel all over Greece and abroad to photograph events and places.  For more information and to see her portfolio, visit her website chrisoulafourmouzi.com

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The oldest submerged town in the world | Pavlopetri

The submerged town of Pavlopetri is situated in shallow water between the beach of Pouda at Viglafia (near Neapoli) and the islet of Pavlopetri, opposite the island of Elafonisos. The architectural remains of this prehistoric town, visible at a depth of about three meters, were discovered in 1904 by Fokionos Negris. In 1967 the famous oceanographer Dr. Nicholas Flemming of Southampton University visited the site and subsequently published the first survey of the submerged settlement. A year later, a team of archaeologists from Cambridge University undertook the first systematic underwater survey of the ruins. In 2009, an on-going programme of exploration and excavation was begun by the University of Nottingham, the Greek Culture Ministry’s Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research. (www.nottingham.ac.uk/pavlopetri). source elafonisitour.com

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