From my previous photo, I started a series to present you some architecture details from the most famous village in Naxos, "Aperanthos".
The village Aperathou is located in the glacis of a hill in Eastern feet of mountain range of Fanaria. As a remarkable village it is reported already on the 1413 from the sightseer Christoforo Bouodelmonti.
The name of the village “Aperathou” it is founded in the general fall of the greek language from the first time we find it written in traditional texts. Maybe the village was named after a resident whose name was “Perathos”.
Apeirantho "baptized" the village some unknown scholar, few years before the Revolution of 1821, thinking that this way the name of the village was more archaic formal.
In our days we have the chance to found ourselves, walk, enjoy ourselves in one of the most nice traditional settlements in Greece, that still keep up an especial character.
It was called "marble village'", because of the marble existing everywhere, in the streets, in the houses and the light of the sun up in the sky of the Aegean Sea is reflecting all over the village.
The village is situated around two Towers that were probably built, the 17th century and were owned by Francs landholders.
Each corner/spot of the village shows the particular traditional architecture, which is obvious in the forms of anefano (chimneys), that make the village seem as a valley of Anefanos.
The Aperathean linguistic idiom rescues ancient Greek and Byzantine characteristics. Are maintained customs as “Koydoynatoi” at Carnival time, as the tradition in weaving/textile and as the aperathean song, the faculty of men and women "to speak" with verses -Aperathou is the village that versify-.All these make the village a special place between the other specials in Aegean Sea.
The tradition of the village has the roots in the Byzantine ages and in antiquity as it is testified by the existing monuments.
In the Archaeological Museum (also deserve our interest, the Folklore museum, the Geological museum ,the Natural History museum, the Library N. Glezou, the Textile Cooperative of Women) mainly exist discoveries of Cycladic Ages, that is to say by the 3rd millennium B.C., as the “epikroustes plates” of Korfis Aroniou.
The economic and artistic blossoming in the Byzantine years is testified by churches with running layers of murals from the season of Iconoclasm until the 13th century. Saint Kiriaki, with the eminent abstract representations of birds with ribbons in the neck, is a unique monument in Balkans.
A place of pasturages and farmers, emery excavators, poets, persons of letters, art, policy, “Aperathou” prides for his "authenticity".
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npecanhuk (76985) 2010-05-25 12:14
That's a very nice and interesting architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
The typical buildings of those greek islands can be so clearly seen in this attractive photograph!
I really like it!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
bema (26425) 2010-05-25 12:16
it´s meanwhile very hard to follow your two-daily-uploads with the serious respect, but sometimes i can take it..
great architecture and at least a very colorful village and posting..
have a nice evening, kind regards Bernd (the next two days i´m not present here, i´m on a meeting..)
rodgerg (55767) 2010-05-25 12:19
Nive framing to this part of this beautiful village. Composition very well balanced with a plesant graphic effect. greta depht under the arcade too. I like the mixt between white wall and wall of stones.
Have a nice evening,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-05-25 13:08
Hello Vasilis! Amazing take, wonderful theme and original composition. Perfect exposure. Good sharpness. Nice colours. Original effect. Well done!
ines8 (6120) 2010-05-25 13:18
Really superb picture! Light, colours,details, all are beautiful....
faletiz (10377) 2010-05-25 13:20
nice angle with the bow that gives a partial view of an alley in the background. Beautiful colors, excellent composition.
Clementi (52514) 2010-05-25 13:57
delicious alley, very beautiful the colors, very beautiful the created atmosphere
paololg (31448) 2010-05-25 14:17
Ciao dear Vasilis,
beautiful corner of this pleasant alley, where you have managed in excellent way the light and the depth. A nice testimony of the beauty of Greece. Compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice day!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-05-25 14:28
Μια πολύ όμορφη φωτογράφιση. Μπορούσατε να εργαστείτε για το l' Το γραφείο του τουρισμού αυτού του νησιού, τόσο των φωτογραφίσεών σας είναι άριστο.
francio64 (39888) 2010-05-25 14:55
bel dettaglio architettonico, ottimamente incorniciato in questo ottimo formato verticale.
Luce e sharp sono eccellenti come sempre.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-05-25 17:43
Όμορφα και λαμπερά στην αλέα ήλιο - λευκό και πέτρινους τοίχους, δροσερό τόξο πέρασμα. Φοβερές χρώματα και μεγάλη ευκρίνεια.
yeln (11516) 2010-05-25 21:19
you are poisening me!
exceptional design and excellent choice p.o.v.
excellent sharpness and beautiful contrasting colors.
danos (101858) 2010-05-25 23:41
πράγματι η Απείρανθος έχει άπειρα σημεία που μπορεί κανείς να φωτογραφήσει και να γεμίσει ένα και περισσότερα λευκώματα.Πολύ ωραίο το σημείο που διάλεξες,με το άσπρο και το γαλάζιο να κάνουν τον τέλειο συνδιασμό συνεπικουρούμενα και από το Κυκλαδίτικο φως.
pablominto (53746) 2010-05-25 23:59
Well framed, this traditional architectural setup!
Excellent details, and the varied light adds life, good sense of depth...
Otherwise I notice how clean and orderly the place is!
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-05-26 3:46
beautiful corner of the town of Aperanthos.
Beautiful colors white and stone of the walls, in contrast with the blue sky.
Fante (5429) 2010-05-26 12:44
wow, very impressive composition with excelent light management. Very interesting architecture. I like shadows play. Great sharpness with many details. Bravo
romanaa (8016) 2010-06-03 11:26
there is again a very cosy view in this picture. I love the composition, the colours of the sandstones contrasting with white facades and the pot suggesting that people who live there like taking care of the place.
very nice image
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41661)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Naxos island - Cyclades, Greece
- Theme(s): Naxos Island (3)- Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 12:11