From Wiki: "Kastellorizo or Castellorizo (Greek: Καστελλόριζο - Kastellorizo, officially Μεγίστη - Megísti or Meyísti) is a Greek island and municipality located in the southeastern Mediterranean. It lies roughly 2 kilometres (1 mile) off the south coast of Turkey, about 570 km (354 mi) southeast of Athens and 125 km (78 mi) east of Rhodes, almost halfway between Rhodes and Antalya and 280 km (170 mi) to Cyprus. Kastellorizo is part of the Rhodes regional unit."
Taken from the hilltop fort behind the town at the entrance to the harbor. It's 25 euros for a daytrip (well worth doing if you're in Kas, Turkey) or 40 euro if you decide to stay overnight. Not really necessary as the island is very small and easy to see in a day. Don't miss the Blue Cave (attached as a workshop). Tip... Remove the polarizing or other filters before you enter the cave. There is very low light in there and most of my shots were blurred. Flash only turned the 'blue cave' white or brown. 'Meis' is the Turkish name for the Island (Megisti in Greek) and apparently it means 'eye'. Fitting, because Kas is Turkish for 'eyebrow'. Most tours depart from Kas although it's possible to fly from Rhodes. There must be a small airstrip atop the plateau?
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lousat (72425) 2014-06-30 9:50
Hi Chris,great capture of this corner of paradise,i never heard the name of this small small island before.Spectacular view made in the best exposure and with very bright detail,the colors too are a spectacle! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (52411) 2014-06-30 9:55
Good evening Chris,
Magnificent bay scenery, green contrast to blue and excelent clear details.
Almost a perfect square shape of the waterfront promenade.
Good view from sea up to the mountains tops.
HimalAnda (8550) 2014-06-30 10:17
This is a very nice place, with a beautiful blue sea.
I like the saturated colors and the good composition.
miumiu (4942) 2014-06-30 11:20
This is a wonderful bay!
l like the blueness of the sea, apartments and the hills in the backgroud.
The POV is very nice too.
pierrefonds (54984) 2014-06-30 12:12
The distance between the houses and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the houses and of the mountains. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
chrislo (4151) 2014-06-30 13:28
What a beautiful village nestled at the foot of the hills ! Somehow the neo-classical houses remind me those of Symi island. The place looks quite peaceful and you've captured its beauty skilfully, with a great POV allowing to embrace the whole landscape rolling out below. The brilliant white and pastel façades create a striking contrast to the deep blue of the sea. I didn't know about this island until now , but it'll sure be on my travel list next time I go to Turkey. Thanks for sharing this beautiful travel destination and charming pic.
emka (73379) 2014-06-30 14:09
Hello Chris, Fantastic photo. The sharpness is simply stunning. And the composition excellent. marvelous blue water, the view is really breathtaking. I see that you made a fantastic trip also this year.
WArm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (27766) 2014-06-30 14:29
questo mare è come il "blu di metilene", è così intenso che sembra solido, veramente bello, soprattutto grazie alla tua composizione. Il paesaggio lo mette in risalto e la sensazione che si ha nel guardare è magnifica.
jjcordier (73330) 2014-06-30 22:48
Belle vue d'en haut présentant de belle façon ce charmant village de cette île grecque.
jemaflor (80806) 2014-06-30 23:25
Beautiful view on the village and the bay, lovely blue sea and light, well captured, tfs.
SnapRJW (29302) 2014-06-30 23:53
Hi Chris - The town attractively forms a layer of interest between the marina and the landscape; what a idyllic location to spend some days. The light here is bright and challenging perhaps a slightly faster ss would have given you a bit more detail in the whites on the far side of the beautiful blue water.
timecapturer (45289) 2014-07-01 4:39
a little jewel of a harbour and so typical of the Greek Islands. Idyllic, peaceful and so colourful. A holiday brochure image captured and presented beautifully. Big Sigh! want to go there now.
dkmurphys (46356) 2014-07-01 7:55
Superb panorama of this small golf. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Great place to be!
Nicou (116524) 2014-07-01 8:05
mervielleuse iamge etz panorama quel bleu de l'eau et cetrte colline qui abrite la baie avec ces maisons le graphsime de toits ocres et la belle végétaiton sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23520) 2014-07-02 2:52
you chosen a very good point of view to show us the picturesque little town of Kastellorizo,
interesting also your WS shot!
thanks for sharing,
Didi (55103) 2014-07-06 9:04
Very good dominant point of view on this holiday place
in spite of the strong lights
It was possible to take in the early morning :)
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-07 1:49
very picturesque village and umistakeably Greek :-) The houses seem to be quite new and built in similar style which serves the view very well. The little bay surrounded by the mountains creates very nice settings and the whole village seems to be sitting in cosy nest. Lovely colors and well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
All the best
cornejo (28111) 2014-07-11 11:12
Hi Chris, I'm here again after my vacation. Wonderful view of this beautiful villa with its small bay, nicely captured by a great pov with pretty good picture. An interesting image of a charming place with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mcmtanyel (10569) 2014-07-20 21:30
So close, yet so far away! I went to Kaş several times but because of the chilly relations between Greece and Turkey, never had a chance to cross over. The harbor is so cute, it looks like an olympic size pool.
PS. Living adjacent to the DMZ must have been unnerving at times.
ourania (26518) 2014-08-07 3:45
a beautiful island that evokes both good and unpleasant moments of the Greek History. It looks magnificent in your picture, you used an excellent point of view and also captured a wonderful, vivid light. Your composition is well arranged and comprehensive, it has very inviting depth, details and colours. I love the sunny atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (94802)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-30 9:06