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 (from Myrina). 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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pajaran (56594) 2012-06-15 9:19
Cestitam vam 1365. dana na TE i 1200. fotografija.
Sve njabolje u daljem radu, zivotu sa dobrom zdravljem i lepim fotografijama na TE.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o ostrvu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na luku sa camcima, kuce i brdo, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Congratulations to you 1365th on the TE and 1200. photos.
All the best encryption in future work, life with good health and beautiful photographs of the TE.
Very interesting and good article on the island with the given data ...
Nice view of the harbor with boats, houses and lots, good composition.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-15 9:46
Nice POV and good reflection.
Have a nice day.
joso (2417) 2012-06-15 9:49
congrat to the 1200th, wow, what a number!
thank you for presenting in that excellent way your country.
took a long look in your gallery, and recognized many places, used to spent every year some weeks there, hiking, sailing, or just sunbathing, in Crete, Kyklades, Athens, and and and
ourania (38952) 2012-06-15 9:50
πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία, συγκινητική η επιλογή της για την τόσο σημαντική επέτειό σου στο ΤΕ όπως και ο τίτλος. Μου αρέσει πολύ η σύνθεση που περιέχει το χαρακτήρα, την ομορφιά και την απλότητα του νησιώτικου τοπίου και ένα από τα αγαπημένα σου θέματα: τις βάρκες. Τι ωραία που εφάπτεται η βαρκούλα στο κοίλωμα του προβλήτα. Το βάθος είναι θαυμάσιο, η καθαρότητα της εικόνας εξαιρετική, τα χρώματα και οι υφές θαυμάσια. Πάνω απ' όλα το υπέροχο φως. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ! Συγχαρητήρια για όλη την προσφορά σου!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο με αισιοδοξία,
serp2000 (42552) 2012-06-15 10:28
Let me add my congratulations on your celebrating! I remember your contribution to TE! I really like your photos. Good choice for a title.
Gigidusud (18723) 2012-06-15 10:54
Beautiful view on the port with the tipical fishing village in the BG.I like it!
Congratulations for your 1200 photos!
jemaflor (91279) 2012-06-15 12:11
Bravo for important series on TE, good shot with a composition well balanced, nice light management and pleasant coors, beautiful reflection on water, tfs.
carlo62 (41265) 2012-06-15 14:23
i miei complimenti per i numeri, 1200 foto sono tante, trovare sempre stimoli per proporle, tempo da dedicare, volgia di fare, non è facile. Come fai notare, sono 1365 giorni, quasi una foto al giorno, ci vuole molta costanza.
Complimenti per le foto belle, per quelle meno belle e per tutte le volte che ci proponi qualcosa, vuol dire che hai pensato, hai scattato, hai scelto, hai elaborato e hai proposto.
Mi sembra già molto
Buon fine settimana e buon proseguimento
dta (73021) 2012-06-15 14:45
Hello Vasilis ,
Congratulations for your contribution to TE . 1200 pictures !
This is here a really charming and colorful harbour scene . The composition is splendid , and the sharpness is outstanding .
npecanhuk (72044) 2012-06-15 16:46
My sincere congratulations for your 1200th picture here on TE with all of us!
You celebrate this occasion with a very beautiful photograph! I specially enjoyed the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
siamesa (28105) 2012-06-15 18:07
Boa noite Vasilis
You are lucky to live in so fantastic country.
Congratulations for the 1200th posts of a unique country.
Amazing place and a very important mark.
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-06-15 18:41
very peaceful place for vacation and totally realaxing. Stunningly beautiful picture with fabulous quality, wonderfully execution with great management of light, exposure, super colors. Magnificent photo job. Awesome!!!!Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the bst and have a great WE,
Cricri (113605) 2012-06-15 23:31
Félicitations pour ces 1365 jours sur TE, pour les 1200 images de votre pays qui est merveilleuse....
Joli coin de cette petite île avec le port, une lumière extra et des couleurs agréable, compliment
timecapturer (49288) 2012-06-16 2:03
congratulations on this milestone, your images are an inspiration to me, and you know how much I love your beautiful country not just for its amazing views as seen here but for its wonderful people, food and wine. Glorious!
All the very best and enjoy your weekend - Brian.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-06-16 2:08
Lovely place....interesting point of view, the light is good and fine natural colours, truly a good photo well composed.
Have a nice weekend,
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-16 3:21
Lovely shot ....the boats in the foreground & houses in background on this island makes a great composition ..color of sky gives this place a mystical touch
Perfect sharpness & color saturation ...great job done
josepmarin (58087) 2012-06-16 5:09
you have reached a good milestone with the publication of your 1200th photo here. Congratulations!
I love the seaworthy atmosphere of this small fishermen village, with its white architecture and its nice contrast with the tonalities of the rocks, of the sea, and of the sky.
The ensemble has a great graphical wealth and creates a very attractive composition, executed skillfully.
An excellent work, my friend.
lgir (7267) 2012-06-16 6:46
congratulations for this longevity of TE, but especially for this composition very pleasant with beautiful contrasting colors and excellent image sharpness.
cornejo (37697) 2012-06-16 10:06
Hello Vasilis, very good and lovely picture to celebrate your 1200 post on TE, my congratulations on reaching this respectable number and my wish for you to continue fascinating the people with pictures like this one today, a lovely view of this wonderful place with beautiful fishing boats . Very good and nice job excellently done, congratulations again my friend. Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
siolaw (38292) 2012-06-16 10:21
Congratulations for such a quantity along with the excellent quality!
Good one here with pleasant clarity and contrast, with fine colours and sharpness. The scene is also interesting and it is well composed.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-16 10:40
firs of all congratulations for your 1200th post and your fantastic collection!! This is a beautiful mediterranean atmosphere to the occasion, the composition is very nice, great lights and colours, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
emka (89373) 2012-06-16 23:49
Amazing achievement, 1200 photos (well, I have a bit more :)), but all from one country. You chose wonderful shot for this occasion, nice boats in the harbour, pleasant simple small houses, also nice to see a vciew like this. Congratulation!!
dkmurphys (54485) 2012-06-17 12:49
Superb colors of the small port. Well taken, enjoy a calm night.
mesutilgim (90698) 2012-06-17 23:17
First of all congratulations to your 1200th entry at TE.
This capture has all the "characteristics" of your photographic art.
Again many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (47100) 2012-06-19 8:50
A fine view of the port of this little known Greek island, visited by very few tourists. The composition is well balanced with the boats on one side and the buildings on the other. I like the inclusion of a slice of the quay to the left with the yellow line that frames the picture very nicely. The dark blue water also balances the lighter blue sky well.
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lemnos Island - Lesvos perfecture
- Theme(s): Lemnos Island II - Lesvos prefecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-15 8:36