view from Ikaria island
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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cargus (6460) 2013-03-07 5:46
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-07 6:21
This is a fine view from vantage point of view. Love the water in the foreground contrasting well against beautiful architecture. Nice light and beautiful details in pleasing framing.
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-03-07 7:02
Nice view of city and hills Constantino,
Great colors, light and sharpness
Your note tells an interesting story
ikeharel (37378) 2013-03-07 8:57
Beautiful white and blue scenery, over the bay and island-village.
A typical waterfront promende, houses built right on.
Nice taken from a higher perspective.
cornejo (18116) 2013-03-07 10:55
Hello Costantino, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting port. Lovely and interesting picture nicely framed and captured, with very good technique and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
danos (74056) 2013-03-07 11:56
Κωνσταντίνε γεια σου,
όμορφο το κομμάτι αυτό που διάλεξες να μας παρουσιάσεις από την Ικαρία,με τα γραφικά σπίτια να σκαρφαλώνουν μέχρι το βουνό.Η προκυμαία αν και Κατακαλόκαιρο φαίνεται άδεια και ο μόνος ξύπνιος μου φαίνεται είσαι εσύ.
holmertz (26980) 2013-03-07 12:10
This is very much like most of us imagine a Greek island. It looks very nice, along the waterfront as well as on the hillside. The small yacht fills the lower right corner very nicely. The light and colours are beautiful.
Sonata11 (28375) 2013-03-07 20:10
what a beautiful island with stunning architecture. Wonderfully capture using great POV. Colors, sharpness, clarity are fabulous. TFS. I love it.
Graal (88950) 2013-03-07 23:52
very nice view here. I like the the white houses by sea. Interesting presentation this place at Ikaria. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
jhm (122474) 2013-03-08 4:58
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
I like the white houses between the green vegetation.
Also the water in foreground is pleasant.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken, nice architecture image.
I admire the special luminosity of your photo.
A beautiful work, my friend. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siolaw (37568) 2013-03-09 8:45
Good POV on the harbour with strong but controlled light.
I like how the little boat is moored in the corner!
tedesse (22124) 2013-03-10 5:09
Wonderful postcard from the island of Ikaria.
Good point of view and composition, showing the interesting architecture of the coast. Beautiful colors and good sharpness.
I cordially greet
ourania (12427) 2013-03-11 14:48
μια πολύ καλά δομημένη σύνθεση γεμάτη με υπέροχο καλοκαιρινό φως και όμορφα χρώματα. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η λάμψη του λευκού στη λιακάδα και ο τρόπος που αποτύπωσες τις αντιθέσεις χρωμάτων και φωτός-σκιας. Το σκάφος στην κάτω δεξιά γωνία του κάδρου δίνει χρώμα, ενδιαφέρον και βάθος στο πρώτο πλάνο. Μια πολύ ευχάριστη εικόνα που αμέσως ανακαλεί την ατμόσφαιρα διακοπών. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό πρωί,
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-03-13 8:42
Περιμένουμε πως και πως το καλοκαίρι να απολαύσουμε τέτοιες εικόνες. Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με το νησί να ξεδιπλώνεται σιγά σιγά. Τα χρώματα και το φως είναι πολύ όμορφα και όλη η ατμοσφαίρα πολύ ζεστή.
macjake (39235) 2013-03-22 4:24
here we can see the warmth, the glow and the allure of Greece! why wouldn't anyone want to visit here or live here!
its a scene that makes me want to be there in person :)
fds (5317) 2013-04-08 13:24
dear friend costantino another very nice view over this tipical village on the coast
very beautiful picture with very nice colors
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (42746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 5:34