Dedicated to my friend elenimavrandoni (eleni mavrandoni)
You can see here a larger version of the photo.
Parga (Greek: Πάργα) is a town and municipality located in the northwestern part of the regional unit of Preveza in Epirus, northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Kanallaki.Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa. It is a resort town known for its scenic beauty.
In antiquity the area was inhabited the Greek tribe of the Thesprotians. The ancient town Toryne was probably located here.The village of Parga stands from the early 13th century. It was originally built on top of the mountain "Pezovolo". In 1360 the Pargians in order to avoid the attacks of the Magrebins transferred the village to its present location. During that period, with the help of the Normans who held the island of Corfu, the fortress of Parga was built. In 1401 a treaty was signed with the Venetians, and the rule of Ionian Islands passed to them. The Venetians respected the lifestyle of Pargians who provided in turn, invaluable assistance to the fleet of the Venetians. At the same time Pargians fought by the side of their compatriots to throw off Ottoman rule. As Parga was the only free Christian village of Epirus, it was a perfect refuge for persecuted fighters and their families. In 1797 the area, along with the Ionian Islands and Parga, fell into the hands of the French, and in 1800 proclaimed free city status with broad authority under the protection of the Sublime Porte. In 1815, with the fortunes of the French failing, the citizens of Parga revolted against French rule and sought the protection of the British.
In 1817, following a treaty between Britain and the Ottoman Empire, the British granted Parga to the Ottomans. This resulted in the Good Friday of 1819 where 4,000 Pargians having with them the ashes of the bones of their ancestors, their sacred images, flags and a handful of soil from their homeland, exiled themselves in the British protecturate of Corfu where they settled. The former citizens of Parga never ceased to dream of returning to a free country and to participate actively in the struggle for liberation. But they had to wait almost 100 years for this. Parga and the rest of Epirus was liberated from the Ottoman rule on 1913 following the victory of Greece in the Balkan Wars.
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ikeharel (52993) 2014-08-10 0:57
Fabulous white houses small town built on a beautiful blue bay, and a notable view of the cliff covered green trees.
I went to Google-maps to get orientation of its whereabout, found it's location not so far from Corfu.
Nice taken a bright day shot.
pajaran (48909) 2014-08-10 1:13
Interesantan tekst o Parga sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pgled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about Parga with a history and description of ...
Nice view ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, well shown.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
Nice place for a holiday.
Have a nice day for a holiday, all the best.
miumiu (5196) 2014-08-10 1:16
This little bay is wonderful and very charming.
The colours of the sea and the colourful houses are amazing.
l like ti!
lousat (72855) 2014-08-10 1:25
Hi Danos,spectacular view of this village caught in the best moment with the best light,impressive detail everywhere and bright colors too,remind me a bit the small village of Portofino in Italy! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (46964) 2014-08-10 2:24
Very beautiful panorama of this gulf. I like the contrast between the white houses and the deep blue sky background. Well taken.
dta (63440) 2014-08-10 2:33
hello DAnos ,
What a charming an picturesque coastal town !
The Pov is very well chosen , and I like especially the light and the beautiful colors .
ourania (27096) 2014-08-10 3:04
πανέμορφη πόλη μέσα σε ένα θαυμάσιο φυσικό τοπίο και λουσμένη στο φως. Πολύ ωραία η πανοραμική σύνθεσή σου, ταιριάζει πολύ στον χαρακτήρα της ακτής και της πόλης, στην ευρεία οπτική σου γωνία και στη διάταξη των έντονων καλοκαιρινών χρωμάτων. Η φωτογραφία σου έχει ευχάριστο δυναμισμό και ισορροπία, εξαιρετικές λεπτομέρειες και λαμπερή ατμόσφαιρα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
Tue (26702) 2014-08-10 3:05
What a lovely summer view of this town by the sea. I very much like the composition as well as the little detail of the small cloud in the otherwide clear blue sky.
PaulVDV (20703) 2014-08-10 3:09
A very picturesque town with its houses with coloured facades and red roofs in the bay which is also a port.
The end of the peninsula with the little forest on top of the rocks completes the beautiful picture.
Good choice of POV, excellent composition, clarity and colours.
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (80534) 2014-08-10 3:17
Hello dear Danos,
One of my next travel destinations will be Parga.
Not only because of the beauty but also that it had an important role in the Ottoman period.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
siudzi (32641) 2014-08-10 4:00
You have visited a superb beautiful place! The combination of nature and architecture created a truly unique and fantastic view with so many interesting details to admire. Well spotted and executed. TFS!
Have a nice afternoon,
arnie (1763) 2014-08-10 4:06
A lovely overview of the beautiful town of Parga.
Nice detail. I think you stood in exactly the same spot as me.
Fis2 (82342) 2014-08-10 4:52
I like POV and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-10 4:53
Η υπέροχη Πάργα σκαρφαλωμένη στον λόφο και αγναντευοντάς το πέλαγος. Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με το φως ν' αντανακλάτε στο άσπρο των σπιτιών. Πολύ καλή θέση και σύνθεση.
Sergiom (55247) 2014-08-10 6:06
Quel beau petit village. On le connait peu et c'est tant mieux pour vous. Vous pourrez le garder pour vous seuls sans les hordes de touristes.Le point de vue englobe bien l'ensemble du village sous une lumière divine.
Noel_Byrne (21392) 2014-08-10 7:37
Your note is excellent to share the ancient history of this place, and the view is really spectacular. I always love to see towns spread across the landscape like this, as they look almost like part of the natural world. A very beautiful sunny nd r, view, filled with excellent colors.
Silvio1953 (116809) 2014-08-10 7:54
Ciao Danos, great Pov on beutiful town and fantastic sea, dplendid light and wonderful colors, veri well done, my frend, ciao Silvii
saxo042 (36918) 2014-08-10 9:16
A very beautiful view and a fine dedication to Eleni. I hope she sees this fine picture. I like the strong colours and the pleasant combination of red roofs against the blue sky. A very attractive summer scene.
holmertz (37619) 2014-08-10 10:10
A lovely view, well composed with the trees filling the lower corners. The clarity and colours are amazing.
cornejo (28503) 2014-08-10 10:55
Hello Danos, lovely view of this wonderful seaside villa, very well captured with great pov in this great and beautiful picture. A beautiful picture of a lovely place, very good sharpness, depth, beautiful light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
papagolf21 (83436) 2014-08-10 11:41
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
Avec la version large, quel plaisir de découvrir ce paradis et cette côte qui avance sur la mer, et la ville qui s'étale joliment sur l'anse du port.
Un pur régal pour les yeux.
npecanhuk (61538) 2014-08-10 12:28
Very beautiful place!
Very attractive and inviting picture!
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but I do enjoy the horizontal format, colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
pierrefonds (55228) 2014-08-10 15:50
The distance between the pier and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the houses. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
macjake (52888) 2014-08-10 16:25
you mentioned the words scenic beauty in your note.
I can certainly see that here along this little strip of land.
the white cloud really helps out aswell to buffer the strong light in the blue sky.
lovely place to walk along the waterfront i'm sure.
rychem (20007) 2014-08-10 21:20
White houses, blue water and blue sky, it can be only the region of Mediterranean Sea. You have shown Greek coastvery well, bravo
stego (23068) 2014-08-10 21:36
Wonderful, as only Greece can be... For the architecture, the colours of the houses, the sea and the sky and that amazing light. You chose a very good POV and framing.
adramad (35615) 2014-08-11 7:57
Wonderful composition of this beautiful place located in such a prime location, very nice view of the harbor so warm and the city, surrounded by beautiful hills.
Good variety of colors.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Good start to the week.
COSTANTINO (51886) 2014-08-11 9:12
Hello dear friend
thanks for sharing with us this amazing
postcard from Parga with the greatest
lightness and sharpness
lovely summer view with vivid and impressive
colors amazing blue sky and beautiful
whote houses like toys dominating
have a nice time
nikkitta (13530) 2014-08-11 14:07
Back in Greece with a fabulous panoramic taken from a high point of view with the full light of the sun
Good mix of local architecture , some vegetation and closing the composition at the back the eye catching cliff
Good work as usual, congrats
geoant68 (331) 2014-08-12 3:41
Δάνο γεια σου,
εξαιερική η θέση που διάλεξες για να αποθανατήσεις την μαγευτική Πάργα.Ο προβλήτας στο ενδιάμεσο της φωτογραφίας δίνει βάθος και προοπτική,
swapankumarroy (1074) 2014-08-12 4:01
Your article is very much interesting, well captured the beautiful coastal town situated on the rock. I like the contrast of houses and deep blue sea. Excellent light and color management.
best of all and thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (25574) 2014-08-12 7:16
Beautiful capture of this seaside enclave. I wouldn't mind living in one of those houses on top of the hill. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-08-12 10:05
Δάνο, πηγες στον παράδεισο και γύρισες, τοπες και τόκανες!!!και απίστευτος φωτογράφος και κρατάς τις υποσχέσεις σου!!!
πραγματικά μια υπέροχη και πανοραμική αποψη της Πάργας με τα κρυστάλλινα νερά και την γραφικότητα που την διακρίνει ακόμα..
αυτη η γωνία λήψης ειναι εξαιρετική και δείχνει κάθε μικρή ελληνική λεπτομέρεια...
σ' ευχαριστω πολύ για τήν αφιέρωση πού προερχόμενη απο εσένα είναι οχι μονο σημαντική αλλά και ενα υπέροχο καλοκαιρινό δώρο!!!
ευχομαι καλή ταξιδιωτική συνέχεια πού με σενα και τήν μηχανή σου θα ειναι απόλυτα δημιουργική και ενδιαφέρουσα!!
abmdsudi (40156) 2014-08-12 10:15
Great shot of the colorful image of the island. A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and contrast. Very well done,TFS.
PiotrF (4890) 2014-08-12 13:47
Very beautiful panorama of this village.Great composition, colour and presentation be superb. Very interesting notes. Beautiful job perfectly done.
jmdias (52918) 2014-08-12 17:45
what marvelous city. I liked the view of this small bay with the caste and the white houses that remember the villages in southern portugal and spain. fabulous sunny moment with a fantastic framing. well done. TFS this part of your country for us.
jcpix (11622) 2014-08-12 19:50
This is quite a vista, I love how everything comes together within this one frame. A great sense of height, but not anything far removed from the small town atmosphere. A beautiful day for a beautiful town, and this vantage point offers a wonderful idea of it's location on the seafront. Tough to control the bright whites, but you've done a very good job keeping the exposure in control. Bright, colorful and obviously...very enticing! :) Have a great day. All the best.
Cricri (101805) 2014-08-13 10:26
Une très belle dédicace pour notre chère et douce Eleni
Un endroit qui ne manque pas de charme sous un sublime soleil, bon POV et couleurs
Angshu (54895) 2014-08-19 5:13
A wonderful postcard from Parga, where the deep blue water contrasts superbly with the red tiled roofs and the white houses which move up the cliff...The pier also adds interest. An interesting history you mention in your note...
mkamionka (29383) 2014-08-24 10:03
beautiful view! I like this wide perspective from above. Fantastic vivid colors attract the attention. Nice touch of the clouds in the sky. Lovely greenish color of the water,
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-08-26 13:10
A superb high pov overlooking this charming Greek island and village hugging the picturesque cove. Good sharpness and excellent density levels and contrast. Superb detail and clarity and the emerald green color of the sea is amazing. Tfs!
fds (7392) 2014-08-31 1:09
dear friend danos very beautiful view over this very nice village of Parga with alls houses withe
great paint and very beautiful colors with great scharpnees
josepmarin (57575) 2014-09-05 5:19
what a beautiful place! I love this small village, with a lovely white architecture, and the high chromatic quality of the ensemble.
You've managed skilfully light, sharpness and colors.
I like this work, my friend.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (83541)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-05
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 0:52