Andros (Άνδρος), a member of the Kyclades islands. The highest peak of Andros is 944 m.
Andros is not a very touristic island but it is the home of several very rich shipowner families like the fabulously wealthy Goulandris; as a result it is very well kept without the usual tourist related hassles.
The island was named after the Cretan general Andros, the grandson of Apollo. It has been inhabited since pre-historic times by Karians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Cretans, Pelasgians, and Ionian Greeks. During the 7th century BC Andros was very prosperous. In Classical times Andros was a reluctant member of the Delian League headed by Athens. During the 13th century AD it was taken from the Byzantines by the Frankish crusaders and then by the Ottomans in 1556 to be followed by the Russians in 1774. After the 1821 war of independence Andros became part of Modern Greece.
Batsi (Μπατσί) is located just 2 3/4 nM south-east of Gavrio and provides good shelter, although it can be gusty from the meltemi winds,it is exposed to the south. You can either anchor off-shore or go stern-to at the small quay. The bottom is sand and provides good holding.
This is a pleasant and quiet anchorage if you are off-shore.
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mesutilgim (82266) 2013-02-08 11:48
Hello dear Eleni,
Nice capture fromn Batsi ! Good idea to keep the tree as natural framing.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pajaran (50446) 2013-02-08 12:19
Dobar tekst o ostrvu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepo mesto za odmor.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article on an island with a given data ...
Nice view ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
A nice place for a vacation.
Good evening and all the best.
emilbo (22390) 2013-02-08 13:15
Le point de vue est bien choisi pour cette jolie photo de vacances. Belle vue sur la ville au bord de la mer, encadrée naturellement par les branches de l'arbre. Une photo prise probablement à partir d'un hôtel. Bel avant-plan coloré. Je suis en partance pour des vacances et j'envoie ma critique de l'aéroport en attendant l'avion.
Toutes mes félicitations,
tomi1 (2172) 2013-02-08 17:34
Again and by chance your favourite trekearthers were at your main page well visible. Suddenly could see an old friend of mine called Maria Varipati. Ai!...Ai!...
On the comments on the photo of taken in Madeira, Curral das Freiras, was a isolate village in the dale. To go down there the accesses or way path tracks were bad. The it was made a inclined tunnel of about 3 km. I agree the place is so quiet. People are a little shy but approached us to have communicate a little.This photo of Andros is a good reference for me. I like islands and explore them. The village is so beautiful having lots of white houses in the same right area. Perhaps because the view! Half hidden is the beach in circular form. Has the island more beaches? Warm regards. Tomi
mirosu (13198) 2013-02-08 18:11
Excellent view to the town with white houses. Perfect deep dof. The view to the small town is nicely framed by the trees and railing. Well done indeed.
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abmdsudi (41936) 2013-02-08 18:22
Great shot, well framed with the tree in the fg although I feel it's a bit overpowering and too 'busy' but draws the eye into the perspective nevertheless. This is creative way of showing a scenic coastal town in the backdrop as main focal of interest, which certainly makes you sit up and pay more than the usual attention; the contrast of white against the setting, the mist add to the impact and a fine exposure of your work process leads to an excellent finished result. A lovely well worked shot, Congrats
bukitgolfb301 (35230) 2013-02-08 23:07
Hi dear Eleni
Sorry for my late reaction to you, as so busy there.
Another wonderful image as your taste of "peeping" style. So fantastic framework and very clear and sharp white houses in the center.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
danos (85143) 2013-02-08 23:19
Ελένη γεια σου,
πολύ καλή επιλογή αυτού του σημείου λήψης με το μεγελύτερο μέρος από το Μπατσί να φαίνεται απ΄ αυτό το μπαλκόνι.Καθαρά τα χρώματα και το φως,όπως και οι λεπτομέρειες της φωτογραφίας.
ΥΓ Τελικά έβαλα το γιό μου να μου σβύσει τον λγαριασμό στο TWOO και πιστεύω και εγώ να μην τους ξαναδώ στα μάτια μου,όπως και οι άλλοι φίλοι μου τουλάχιστον.
Silvio1953 (119581) 2013-02-08 23:34
Ciao Eleni, bella inquadratura con l'albero in primo piano che incornicia il delizioso paesino, magnifica panoramica mediterranea, splendida luce e bei colori, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (55252) 2013-02-09 1:12
This is well premeditated shot, placing the bay and small town just under the branch and parallel with the blue-iron railings.
The view is great, white houses in fine clarity, and in contrast to the sea and mountains.
Have a great weekend,
Romano46 (16628) 2013-02-09 1:28
la bellezza di questa foto sta nella composizione con il paesaggio incorniciato nel trapezio della struttura quasi lo volesse abbracciare.
La mancanza del sole ha reso i colori più morbidi e delicati senza cje l'immagine ne soffrisse. Il colore del mare domina sempre , sempre bello e magico, ma anche il paese appare incantato e fiabesco nella sua librea candida.
Sempre complete le note che metti a corredo della foto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jhm (137610) 2013-02-09 8:09
You use the tree as frame above the splendid panorama view about the background.
Excellent color combination.
Nice light management about this river.
Excellent perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (30033) 2013-02-09 10:04
Hola otra vez amiga mia, mis felicitaciones por anticipado por esta excelente foto, de la encantadora vista que nos ofreces en esta bella postal del bello lugar de tu bella e histórica tierra. Una encantadora imagen de la bella villa tomada desde un privilegiado mirador. Excelente y encantador trabajo muy bien realizado. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.
Buen dia y feliz domingo.
Un cordial abrazo.
saxo042 (37220) 2013-02-09 16:03
There is a very pleasant depth in the picture and there is also a very good harmony in the composition of foreground versus background. The branch of the tree and the blue fence are nicely parallel to the landscape behind. You had chosen a very good position for taking this picture!
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-02-09 20:21
Hello Eleni Dear,
Superb shot of the seaside with great sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
Cricri (104395) 2013-02-11 3:36
J'aime l'arbre qui cadre joliment la petite ville blanche, un endroit paisible entre les collines et la mer, tout a fait pour moi :-) très jolie présentation et note
Belle journée Eleni