Agios Efstratios is the third and the smallest island of Lesvos Municipality but belongs to Lemnos island. The island is only 21 miles away from Lemnos.
Around the island there are many small islands, most important of these are Daskalio, Velia and Dodeka Apostoloi.
Agios Efstratios is one of the most "misunderstood" islands since during war, was a place of expulsion.
The soil is volcanic and the biggest valley is northeastern, at the area named Alonitsi, that used to be a vineyard many years before. There is a smaller valley at the edge of the contemporary settlement.
The highest pick is named "Simadi" (sign in Greek) with 298 meters height. The island has a few vegetation specially at the northeastern side, mainly forest areas consisted of oaks.
Main occupation of local people s fishing and less cattle-breeding and farming. The island took his name from Agios Efstratios who during iconoclasm disembarked on the island, interrupting his journey to the place of expulsion. His grave is there also.
From 1928 to 1960 Agios Efstratios was quite famous as a place of expulsion for 3000-4000 famous or anonymous people that were living in tents.
The settlement (the only village) and the port of Agios Efstratios are at the northwestern side of the island. The village is new since in 1968 an earthquake destroyed the houses and the inhabitants had to rebuilt the village.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-18 0:37
Amazing high point of view. Wonderful wide and long perspective. Excellent landsdcape and seascape.
Good exposure and capture. Very good contrast and sharpness.
Fine capture and frame.
dip (23890) 2010-12-18 0:39
Geia sou Vasili,
omorfi panoramiki apopsi apo to limanaki tou Ag.Efstratiou,poli kali epilogi simeiou lipsis kai oraio kadrarisma episis!
Graal (103036) 2010-12-18 0:45
You're my neighbour today. Very nice landscape, an interesting place and view. I like the bay and red roofs of houses. Well note and done photo. I like it.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (75812) 2010-12-18 0:50
What a beautiful place!
What an attractive and lovely picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen high pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, white borders and composition are all very good here!
TFS - congrats,
peppe59 (14555) 2010-12-18 3:03
beautifulst seen on the port, beautifulst the colors of the roofs. it compliments and good week end
bema (26425) 2010-12-18 6:20
Geia sou Vasilis,
a fine pov you´ve got here th share with us the beauty of this still a bit unknown island..
thanks for your fine note, have a great weekend and see you around!
Sergiom (84603) 2010-12-18 7:06
Le point de vue sur cette petite baie ensoleillée est parfait et nous permet de découvrir toutes ses beautés colorées et calmes.
elenimahera (695) 2010-12-18 7:55
την καλησπερα μου Βασιλη
μου αρεσει πολυ η γωνια ληψης με το βραχωδη ογκο να αγκαλιαζει το γραφικο λιμανακι του Αη-Στρατη!!!Νομιζω ο ΕΟΤ θα πρεπει να σου απονεμει τιμητικο τιτλο....!!!!
siamesa (28123) 2010-12-18 8:20
Boa tarde Vasilis
The point of view here makes the difference. ?Marvelous view of this port.
Splendid marine landscape.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-12-18 15:55
great view, the atmosphere of the photo is splendid, beautiful details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
emka (102742) 2010-12-18 23:31
You have such wonderful landscapes i n Greece! So many islands and in a sunny summer days everything looks marvelous. Here the small bay with marina, red roofs, sea... An effort going high to find this nice POV was worth it.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-19 0:38
Superb place and excellent shot with a POV very well selected. The red roof in the FG arise very well and give rythm to the image. Large propsect open to the well incurving bay.
Have a nice Sunday,
kordinator (21299) 2010-12-19 2:34
Beautiful place,nice island.
Very attractive and lovely picture.
Sharpness, exposure, chosen high pov,colors,,clarity are all excellent.
ifanik (21679) 2010-12-19 3:14
Πολύ όμορφο το τοπίο σου Βασίλη.
Φαίνεται ήσυχο και γραφικό μέρος.
Καλή εβδομάδα να έχουμε φίλε
dkmurphys (62147) 2010-12-19 5:14
What a splendid panorama. Great strong colors, the red roofs are very picturesque. Nice composition, have a nice afternoon.
danos (100956) 2010-12-20 0:25
εξαιρετική η πανοραμική θέα του μικρού λιμανιού του Αγ.Ευστρατίου,με τα γραφικά σπίτια να φτάνουν μέχρι την θάλασσα.Δυστυχώς δεν έχω πάει προς τ' εκεί και απ' ότι έχω μάθει είναι ένα πολύ γραφικό νησί.
Kielia (24077) 2010-12-30 6:25
living in the Northern hemisphere I am always overwhelmed by the beauty of the Mediterranean regions. You have captured a very fine example here. Excellent management of the light and very nice contrasts. Your note is also very interesting! TFS!
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41633)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lemnos Island - Lesvos perfecture
- Theme(s): Lemnos Island - Lesvos prefecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 0:35