Pelion photos part 1

We are happy to present our reader’s, Vassilis Karamaounas, great photographs of Pelion (Πήλιο). Pelion is a lush and green mountain that stretches into the sea. Ideal for winter and summer holidays. Traditional architecture is one of its main characteristics. 
Real Greece.  Real Greek Land. Real Greek Nature. Real Food.
Vassilis really knows how to work with light, symmetry, shadows, foreground and background, thus creating some stunning pictures. Thank you Vassilis!             Find accommodation in Pelion with Booking.Com

A hidden oasis in Paros. The Valley of Butterflies

Photo By parosbutterflies
The Valley of Butterflies in Paros island, is an exceptional lush green park surrounded by tons of butterflies. From June to August butterflies, named Tiger moths, settle in the green area for reproduction. During September the female ones lay their eggs on the trees and then they die. Οne month later the caterpillars make their appearance from the eggs and next May they become butterflies. 
Photo By paroseasybooking

Many butterflies sleep during the day hours and if you see closely you will notice hundreds of them, mainly on the trees. A few more fly and you can notice the amazing red colour on the underside of their wings. Visitors enjoy walks in this fairy tale land where tall cypresses, carob trees and orchards create a cool and shady to escape from the island’s summer heat. 

Photo By parosbutterflies

Tip: If you are interested in butterflies, you should also visit the most popular Valley of Butterflies in Greece, which is located in Rhodes. Read more...

Panoramic views at the Ionian Sea from Skopiotissa Church in Zante

Photo By gozakynthos

The road up to Skopos hill and its Skopiotissa church in the Ionian island of  Zante (Zakynthos) is not an easy one. But once you get at the top you will appreciate that it was worth the effort. The views from there are astonishing. 
Photo By Natassa Klavdianou

The church was built in 1624. It is the oldest on the island and the only one with a white stone dome. When the sunlight hits the dome its white colour magnetically turns into warm gold.
Photo By Natassa Klavdianou

The church is surrounded by the ruins of an older monastery set at that location in the past. Walk inside and admire the art of some very old Greek orthodox icons. The icon of Virgin Mary was brought to the monastery from Istanbul. 
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Photo By Natassa Klavdianou

Tip: Walk on the east side of the church and climb up even further at the top of the rocky hill. Wait for the sunset to admire the impressive colours it brings on the skyline.