Overlooking the deep blue
of Ikaria island.
Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Greek: Ικαρία), is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos. It derived its name from Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek mythology, who fell into the sea nearby. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Ikaria regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Agios Kirykos. The historic capitals of the island include Oenoe and Evdilos. Greeks from Icaria are usually Ikarian Greeks.
Ikaria has been inhabited since at least 7000 BC, when it was populated by the Neolithic pre-Hellenic people that Greeks called Pelasgians.
Around 750 BC, Greeks from Miletus colonized Ikaria, establishing a settlement in the area of present day Campos, which they called Oenoe for its wine.
Ikaria, in the 6th century BC, became part of Polycrates' sea empire, and, in the 5th century BC, the Ikarian cities of Oenoe and Thermae were members of the Athenian-dominated Delian League. In the 2nd century, the island was colonized by Samos. At this time, the Tauropolion, the temple of Artemis was built at Oenoe. Coins of the city represented Artemis and a bull. There was another, smaller temenos that was sacred to Artemis Tauropolos, at Nas, on the northwest coast of the island. Nas had been a sacred spot to the pre-Greek inhabitants of the Aegean and an important island port in antiquity, the last stop before testing the dangerous seas around Ikaria. It was an appropriate place for sailors to make sacrifices to Artemis Tauropolos, who, among other functions, was a patron of seafarers; here, the goddess was represented in an archaic wooden xoanon.
The temple stood in good repair until the middle of the 19th century when the marble was pillaged, for their local church, by the Kato Raches villagers. In 1939, it was excavated by the Greek archeologist Leon Politis. During the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II, many of the artifacts that were unearthed by Politis disappeared. Local custom states that there are still marble statues embedded in the sand off the coast.
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Sergiom (81809) 2012-10-20 6:08
J'aime bien ce que l'image raconte, mais je ne suis pas certain au niveau de la technique. Tout semble flou et hors focus dans cette photo.
UlfE (14641) 2012-10-20 10:57
A nice composition where the little girl dressed in a red cap and trousers really is in focus. Obviously there is activities in the beach she watches with great interest. One could imagine that she was there herself the day before. TFS and have a nice weekend!
mohammad_H (10002) 2012-10-20 22:50
Beautiful view of the blue sea
Can you imagine, a baby girl with his gaze thinks what?, what And it liked?
Camera angle you look good,
Whatever you wish to this day, I wish for you
Have a nice day
pajaran (61882) 2012-10-20 23:29
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Ikariji, i istorija ...
Lep pogled na dete, koje uziva u lepom pogledu ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo prikazano.
Imajte lep dan.
Kod nas je dan poceo sa suncem.
Very interesting and good text on Ikaria, and history ...
Nice view of the child, who is enjoying a beautiful view ...
Good shot and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice to see.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
In our day began with the sun.
annjackman (21899) 2012-10-20 23:40
The girl in pink and white is well placed to the side so that we can view the beautiful scene that she is looking at. Very well done.
ourania (47136) 2012-10-21 2:34
μια πολύ όμορφη, γλυκειά και οικεία σκηνή από το καράβι. Αυτό είναι και για μένα το αγαπημένο μέρος του ταξιδιού, να παρατηρώ τα νησιά και τα λιμάνια από το κατάστρωμα. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η σύνθεση και το καδράρισμα. Το φως, τα χρώματα και η ατμόσφαιρα είναι επίσης θαυμάσια. Υπέροχη η λάμψη του λευκού σε σχέση με τα άλλα χρώματα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-21 7:34
very good scenery...nice POV...
very good clarity... lovely colours...
the little girl dressed in a red cap and trousers is well placed...
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-10-21 10:37
Lovely framing with a curious looking of this little girl. The whole atmosphere is great. Congratulations!
All the best!
Cricri (120537) 2012-10-21 11:02
Une jolie scéne de cette petite fille regardent la mer, bien cadrer dans l'image, sa tenue ou le rose est dominante attire le regard, le paysage est magnifique
carlo62 (50101) 2012-10-21 14:22
bella composizione, la bambina è ben posizionata a destra, lasciando lo spazio per farci ammirare il panorama. La qualità non mi sembra eccellente.
Nicou (144292) 2012-10-22 1:16
très belle vue de cette jeun devant la barrière blanche son habit coloré ressort à mervielle et ce blanc et ce bleu quelle compo, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
kordinator (20523) 2012-10-22 14:42
Very interesting and good text on Ikaria, and history.
Nice view of the child on the island.
Excellent perspective,fine clarity and beautiful colors.
Very good composition.
Silvio1953 (145645) 2012-10-25 12:41
Ciao Costantino, deliziosa composizione con la bimba ad ammirare il magnifico mare, ottima nitidezza, splenddia luce e bei colori naturali, bravo, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (66210)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 4:26