March 04, 2014

Watercolor Landscapes by Pantelis D. Zografos

Alleyway

Alleyway - The greek Islands have many small passage ways that wind down to the beach. This one is in Paros. Large yards are uncommon so homeowners make the most of their stoop to display colorful flowers.

Skiathos Steps

Skiathos Steps - Skiathos is one of the Sporadic Islands. It is a lush island with thick pine forests and vegetation. Small passageways that wind down to the beach are usually abundant with summer flowers.

Portal at Oia

Portal at Oia - This beautiful view, through an arched portal, is of the sea filled caldera on the volcanic Island of Santorini.

Pandanasa

Pandanasa - The Monastery of Our Lady of Pandanassa (The Queen of all) has a church of mixed architecture featuring exterior porticos and a bell tower.

Gythio detail

Gythio detail - This coastal town on the southern Peloponnese was historically the main port of Sparta. Now it is a hub for tourists who gather there for ferries, seafood and entertainment.

Nafplio

Nafplio - Folk lore tells that Nafplio was founded by the sons of the sea god Poseidon. It is situated in Western Peloponnese and has been an important town for many centuries.

Nafplio, below the castle

Nafplio, below the castle - Folk lore tells that Nafplio was founded by the sons of the sea god; Poseidon. It is situated in Western Peloponnese and has been an important town for many centuries.

Panormitis

Panormitis - This broad colorful boat is used to fish local waters and is know as a kayiki. It is named Panormitis, after the local monastery "St Michael of Panormitis", on the Island of Symi. Pilgrims come from all over the world to attend a Pentecostal festival at the monastery.

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity sits atop a slender pinnacle of Rock in the Meteora region of Central Greece. In 1925 steps were hewn from the rock to provide access to the monastery. A pulley system had been used in the prior centuries to haul up people and supplies.

Patmos

Patmos is a beautiful island with many churches that has maintained it's religious traditions. John the Evangelist wrote The Book of Revelations on the island and an important monastery honors his name.
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