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Kri Kri buck in Kefalovrisia

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On our Samaria tour with Kristin Pedersen we encountered a handsome 4 yearold kri kri buck in Kefalovrisia. We especially noticed his beautifull horns! Thank yu Kristin for the nice pictures! Στη βόλτα μας στα Κεφαλοβρύσια συνταντήσαμε εναν ωραίο τράγο τεσσάρων χρονών. Ιδιαίτερη προσοχή δώσαμε στα όμορφα κέρατα.

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In the shadow of the majestic pinetrees, between high mountains…

pine trees samaria

In the shadow of the majestic pinetrees. Nothing like a guided tour of the Samaria Gorge by a true local. 


The view from Xiloskalo a few days ago.


It is a beautiful way to start your day!

Walking up from the turkish castle above Agia Roumeli on an autumn day.



It was an autumn day and the Samaria Gorge was closed due to the rain in the previous days. We walked up from the turkish castle above Agia Roumeli. Five condors were cirkeling around in the sky. Then they started flying horizontically left and right breathtakingly close to us. I had never been so close to them before. It was an amazing experience.

In the gorge of Samaria

in the gorge of samaria

Hiking through the gorge one gets to experience the mellow and sweet side of the mountain. Rich shadow from the greenery, high peaks as a surrounding and fresh pine tree smell filling the air.

Pine tree aroma in the gorge of Eligia

Pine tree aroma in the gorge of Eligia

In the gorge of Eligia there is a small forest of pine trees. In the summer there is always a pleasant shade there accompanied by a fresh pine tree aroma.

Agios Pavlos Church.

St. Paul Church Agia Roumeli Bay Crete

This tiny window belongs to Agios Pavlos (St. Paul) church, on the South Coast of Crete. The church is one of Crete’s oldest and is built right on the beach. It is very small and beautiful. It was made of the beach stones found in the area so it feels as though it is part of the scenery. This is the view from it’s window.