Friday, 6 July 2012

SUMMER SUNRISE IN CHIOS

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, seven kilometres off the Asia Minor coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island has a port for merchant shipping. The island produces a unique mastic gum, famous since antiquity and now widely used around the world as a culinary and pharmaceutical ingredient.

Tourist attractions include its medieval villages, and the 11th century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Chios regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios (town). Locals refer to Chios town as "Chora" (literally meaning "land" or "country", but usually refers to the capital or a settlement at the highest point of a Greek island).

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.







17 comments:

  1. The first and last images are sublimely serene, Nick, and in such contrast to the others which portray a vibrant, colourful lifestyle. Thanks for sharing your journey and best wishes for a joy-filled weekend.

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  2. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Fabulous photos as usual, especially the first, last, and next to the last - the street scene! At least those are my favorites!

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  4. Oh, I do love the Greek Islands and your breathtaking photos brought back some wonderful memories, Nick! The sunsets are awesome! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Nick, Greece for me is still in the dreampipe! I should have planned about it so should have gone there while in Turkey, it could have saved time and money. Otherwise, now it might not come to reality.

    Those are wonderful morning photos, however i didn't seem to see vegetation at all. Is the mountain tree-less?

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  6. Wow wow wow! Utterly spellbinding and gorgeous!

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  7. An incredible looking location. I would love to stroll around an do some sightseeing.

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  8. I thought the first shot was magnificent, then I saw the 2nd one with the boat, and so on...each one was better than the one before it! Beautiful shots of this island!

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  9. I thought the street photos were gorgeous (so were the others). It's not often you can catch that perfect moment of sunset.

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  10. Greetings from Oman!!!What a beautiful place and such great way to start the day with such a beautiful sunrise.WOW!!!Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  11. such pretty sunset pictures!!
    i like the one with the boat on the beach a lot.
    the light is so perfect in all of them

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