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The Island of Zakynthos, Greece {Photo Junket}

By on Jul 18, 2011 in Greece | 0 comments

  The island of Zakynthos in Greece, or Zante as it affectionately known and easier to spell, is found west of the Peloponnese in the Ionian Sea. Whilst full of pre packaged tourists and considered a well oiled money making machine, Zante is home to some of the warmest and friendliest Greeks I have had the opportunity to meet anywhere in the world. The island is dotted with traditional villages, rustic landscapes and near perfect turquoise waters thanks to the local limestone deposits. I found myself in Zante visiting family and was using the island as a jumping off point for my planned visit to Athens, and unknown to me, to meet my now wife. Often Zante is overlooked for the likes of the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos, however if you’re prepared to head west you will be rewarded with a more relaxed pace, warm hospitality and the opportunity to see a different side of Greece.      ...

The Island of Santorini {Photo Junket}

By on May 3, 2011 in Greece | 0 comments

  Everyone’s seen photographs of the Greek Island of Santorini and wondered whether a place this beautiful really exists? Well, I’m here to tell you it does and it’s just as gorgeous in the flesh, if not more than it’s portrayed in those photographs. There are photo opportunities everywhere you look on the Island of Santorini. From the crystal blue waters surrounding the island, to the towns perched on top of the sheer cliffs, to the amazing sunsets that can be captured looking out from the town of Oia – your camera will be running hot! Personally I really enjoyed capturing the beautiful architecture of this Greek Island. The traditional Cycladic style of the houses and buildings on Santorini are so unique to the island. Their use of block colour, rendered concrete and simple shapes is highly recognisable. Many of the houses boasted pretty courtyards overlooking the breathtaking views, complete with pot plants, an intimate table and chairs for two as well as a few lazy cats sleeping the day away. I hope you enjoy viewing the photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them!    ...