Strolling around the island a stop must be done in Lefkes a cute village .One can relax in the small square under the dense shadow of the pine trees, drinking a cold water or a coffee,seeing this old and characteristic old coffee shop (Καφενείον) in Hellenic.
Lefkes,is a village of excellent beauty and of true hospitality.
In older times Lefkes was the capital of the island. It is built between the lower parts of the highest mountain of the island (Strouboulas), with wonderful view to the sea.
It's an absolutely traditional Cycladic village with beautiful white -washed houses, narrow, paved streets and Cycladic vaults which intensely show the astonishing, authentic Cycladic architecture.
In Lefkes you can see numerous small churches and country -churches of the 15th and 16th century and monasteries of historical interest. Of very characteristic kind is the "Panagia", Byzantine country-church, which lies in the green forest of Lefkes. The monasteries of Agia Kyriaki and St. John (Agios Ioannis ) of Kaparos' family are located outside the village.
Of the greatest importance in Lefkes is the cathedral of the village, Agia Triada, made of "Iychnitis" the famous Parian marble all the ancient sculptures were made oft Venus of Milos, Hermes of Praxitelis).
Don't forget to visit the folklore museum of the village, the folklore art shops (ceramics, weaving.) Outside the village and on top of the mountain you can see the traditional windmills, which give a fascinating view of the village. The visitors can enjoy the traditional Parian recipes as well as the semi - sweet wine at the traditional small taverns. Do not miss the traditional cafe at the centre of the village.
In August you can attend important cultural activities, absolutely fitting to the cultural notion of the people of Lefkes. Nature lovers and walkers have the opportunity of walking along the Byzantine path connecting Lefkes and Prodromos, enjoying the view of the place and the view of the surrounding islands.
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REZA_V (700) 2012-05-12 9:24
Beautiful picture and great composition. Very well.
krzychu30 (15344) 2012-05-12 9:25
beautiful picture that accurately describes relaxing,holiday features of this island.I like the way you framed this scene.Nice light&shade play and delightful colors.What I also like is this picturesque and beautiful stone pavement,which is so characteristic for Greece islands.Really eye-catching.
Have a nice weekend
mohammad_H (8826) 2012-05-12 9:36
چشم نواز و زیبا با نگاه شاعرانه با صرف یک فنجان قهوه
نمایش زیبا از یک کافه تمیز و شیک
وضوح خوب و بکارگیری رنگهای زیبا
Eye-catching and beautiful, poetic look with just a cup of coffee
Beautiful view of a clean and stylish cafes
Beautiful colors and good resolution using
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-12 9:50
a fascinating atmosphere with beautiful colours and lights, the composition is very attractive, superb place to relaxation, indeed, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
pajaran (48997) 2012-05-12 10:01
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima o selu, i istorija ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep trenutak sa gostima u restoranu.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu selu.
Very interesting and good text with the given information about the village, and history ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful moment with guests in the restaurant.
A lovely afternoon and all the best with beautiful memories of visiting the village.
tedesse (25045) 2012-05-12 10:13
Another beautiful photo from Kyklades. Beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.
Have a nice evening
emilbo (22262) 2012-05-12 10:23
C'est vrai que quand il fait trop chaud on cherche de l'ombre. Excellente prise de vue et jolie terrasse. Bon contrôle de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière et superbe harmonie de couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
mesutilgim (80624) 2012-05-12 10:34
Hello dear Danos,
Very nice capture of this Cafe in Paros-Lefkes !
Good layout and perfect compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dkmurphys (47014) 2012-05-12 10:36
Lovely place to have a meal. I like the atmosphere, perfect for my taste!
Enjoy a fine evening.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-05-12 10:52
Registration is very beautiful and lovely. Good lighting and composition.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-05-12 11:11
Ένα υπέροχο, ήσυχο και όμορφο δρομάκι με ένα όμορφο καφέ πρόσοψη και τραπέζια στη σκιά, στο οποίο κάθονται οι τουρίστες θαυμάζουν τα κρύα ποτά θα μπορούσαν πιθανώς να szkalneczka κρασί, ούζο μπορεί λεμονάδα, ή ίσως μια θαυμάσια παγωμένο καφέ φραπέ. Υπέροχα χρώματα και τέλεια ποιότητα εικόνας.
jacquest (18227) 2012-05-12 11:25
The terrace has a peaceful mood. The shadow and the light make a good contrast and balance the colors well. The elements are well framed. Very nice composition.
Morteza_E (879) 2012-05-12 11:41
Very well. Beautiful image with excellent composition and exposure.
vasilpro (40861) 2012-05-12 11:59
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Ωραιότατη φωτογραφία από τη γραφική Πάρο με τα τραπεζάκια κάτω από το δένδρο και τους τουρίστες να απολαμβάνουν το ουζάκι τους, όμορφα χρώματα και πολύ καλή διαχείριση του έντονου φωτός και των σκιών.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
Sonata11 (33179) 2012-05-12 12:39
Wow! what a shot, awesome!!! beautiful composition of this ambiance nook and marvellous romantic atmosphere. The sky looks very beautiful. Wonderfully presentation of this beautiful place flawlessly executed with fantastic light, sharpness and colors. Well done.
All the best and have a beautiful WE,
Fis2 (82448) 2012-05-12 12:53
Good frame and colors.
I like light and shadow.
eldancer1 (25644) 2012-05-12 14:13
Looks like a very nice place to have lunch and watch people, my favorite hobby. And thanks for the wonderful information. Good lighting and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
chrislo (4151) 2012-05-12 15:30
You have captured here the essence of what makes Greece so unique and so attractive. The narrow paved square, the colourful houses, the peaceful way of living, and that magnificent blue sky are very inviting and make for an unforgettable atmosphere that you just don't find anywhere else. I really wish all the very best to the Greek people.
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-05-12 17:25
Posti tipici, posticini incantevoli di charme, immagini che ce li mostrano in tutta la loro bellezza e con la consueta qualità. Molto buona la luce e gran bei colori.
Un caro saluto, buona domenica.
edge (6070) 2012-05-12 22:21
Hello Danos, This is a pleasant looking place to stop for a drink or snack. It looks very cozy and the colors of the building in the background are fantastic. Love the combination of blue and off yellow. I have been on five or six islands in Greece during several cruises, but have not made it to this one. Absolutely a comfortable looking place to stop. Great information as well. Regards, Roger
mkamionka (29465) 2012-05-13 0:02
very pretty composition. I like the architecture but also you included a great foreground with nicely patterned pavement and most importantly with people enjoying the coffee. Also the shade of the building fits very well here.
Very well done!
agulberk (3794) 2012-05-13 0:41
Γεια σας Δανός
Very nice captured of relaxing place for people and lovely houses painted with beautiful yellow ,blue and white color combination like a spring flowers.
Excellent presentation with good perspective and succesful light management to get sharpness,fine clarity and pretty saturated colors.
Thanks for sharing.
My Best wishes.
Have a happy day
geoant68 (331) 2012-05-13 0:55
εξαιρετική γωνιά για να ξεκουραστεί κάποιος και να πάρει μια γερή ανάσα στο κατακαλόκαιρο,πίνοντας ένα καφέ η μιά κρύα πορτοκαλάδα.Η σκιά από τα πεύκα είναι παχειά με το παραδοσιακό καφενείο να δεσπόζει της φωτογραφίας,
bayno (18342) 2012-05-13 1:22
so may detail ma not disturb , the scene is well framed with nice light and pleasant colors, good quality with excellent depth and nice atmosphere...
have a good sunday...
amaryllis (33602) 2012-05-13 1:24
quoi de meilleur que de se détendre à l'ombre lorsque le soleil chauffe tant!
je crois que je me sentirai bien à l'ombre de ces arbres partageant un moment de convivialité
superbe endroit de cette petite place
ikeharel (53101) 2012-05-13 3:10
Seems exactly as written, Danos, a most enchanting place to take a rest. while visiting the place.
POV on this picture try to show most of the place, and you had quite a difficulty ballance WB, as shaded area darkened side, in contrast to the lightened space's.
But yet, an excelent calm ambiance conveyed.
jmdias (52918) 2012-05-13 3:26
this indirect light created a nice effect in the yellow façade. I liked the people enjoying the moment here. beautiful framing and details.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-05-13 4:29
Όταν έχεις ένα τέτοιο σκηνικό πως να μην απολαμβάνεις την σκία και την στιγμή. Τα νησία μας έχουν αυτό το ιδιαίτερο και πανέμορφο στοιχείο που τα κάνει μαγευτικά. Τέλεια χρώματα και ο φωτισμός είναι καταπληκτικός.
Να έχεις ένα καλό απόγευμα,
kato (11630) 2012-05-13 5:56
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see coffe shop with good design and the courtyard with tables. People seems to relax under the pine tree. And, the shadow shows well the strength of sunlight.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (61636) 2012-05-13 6:46
Beautiful and pleasant-looking urban environment!
Lovely and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (40258) 2012-05-13 7:39
A great place to chill and watch the world go by and have few drinks there in a nice relaxing setting with some nice colors. Bright lighting and good exposure control and we can almost feel the comfort. Well done,
ourania (27260) 2012-05-13 7:48
πανέμορφη γραφική γωνιά με πολλές λεπτομέρειες της ελληνικής παραδοσιακής διακόσμησης και θαυμάσια καλοκαιρινή ατμόσφαιρα. Η σύνθεση είναι ισορροπημένη και απολαυστική χρησιμοποιώντας προσεκτικά όλα τα στοιχεία, ακόμη και τις σκιές. Υπέροχη η αίσθηση του χώρου και το βάθος. Η διαχείριση του φωτός είναι εξαιρετική, καταγράφει τέλεια τις διαφορές ανάμεσα στις ¨σκιές". Μου αρέσει πολύ η "φωτεινή" σκιά στην πρόσοψη του καφενείου και το φως που μπαίνει από τη γωνία. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
να είσαι καλά, καλή εβδομάδα,
Axl_Rose (0) 2012-05-13 8:11
Great screen shot.
Good color and sharpness.
jemaflor (81410) 2012-05-13 8:16
A good comosition well balanced between people and houses, good light capture, maybe a little tilt.
ChrisJ (94842) 2012-05-13 10:02
Looks like a very pleasant alfresco dining area. The crowds would suggest that the food & prices are good too! Excellent sharpness & a nice warm cold color contrast between the yellow & blue. Good shadow detail & punchy light contrasts. Tfs!
paololg (31448) 2012-05-13 12:31
Ciao dear Danos,
I have read with great interest your notes about Lefkes and I must say that you have been very convincing about the beauty and the historical interest of this island of the Cyclades. To confirm your notes, you chose a nice image that inspires relax and desire for a holiday. Excellent work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-13 14:33
Its a place where I would stay long enough to appreciate the charm and discover the village in all its details. The composition is very nice. The exposure is excellent. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
pierrefonds (55272) 2012-05-13 18:47
The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the building. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
mvdisco (17670) 2012-05-13 22:30
Beautiful composition for the tourist relaxing in the shadow,
Beautiful place and great details of this lovely architecture,
beautiful tone of colors and light,
very well done.
Graal (95616) 2012-05-14 0:39
very nice peaceful place here. I like the mood in this image. Fina game of light with shadows. An interesting details. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
jusninasirun (17156) 2012-05-14 2:55
I like the mix of different light and shade in this cozy corner around this island. Love the contrasting colors and excellent details in a fine framing. Beautiful day and a relaxing view in this composition.
Thanks and have a nice day.
delpeoples (52737) 2012-05-14 3:22
Kalimera dear Danos
A beautiful and very typical Greek scene. So relaxing with wonderful plays of sun and shade. And of course the vibrant colours are very eye-catching. I probably would have cloned out the lamp on the top left-hand corner, but that is a small issue.
josepmarin (57591) 2012-05-14 4:31
in this image we can see a pleasant scene, in which these persons are relaxing in this delicious terrace, with the tables under the shades of the trees.
The place is really suggestive, and is an invitation to take a coffee there, as the people that you have caught in this good framing.
The architecture of the island, its white, yellow and blue colors, and the game of light and shades, they are elements that add a great aesthetic quality to your composition.
A beautiful work, my friend.
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-14 5:35
good place for relax, I like this little square, the atmosphere is interesting and invites you to have a sit there, well seen,
marina7 (8051) 2012-05-14 10:10
I'm sure it's a great place for having a snack, looks pretty relaxing indeed. That tall and fluffy tree is wonderful. Nice colors too.
UlfE (14641) 2012-05-14 11:21
Certainly not an easy photo to take with the contrast between the sunlit and shaded areas, but you have managed to find a very good balance between them and the shaded areas are not underexposed and sunlit areas not overexposed. I is also a very nice and well-composed photo. TFS and have a fine week!
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-14 11:25
WOW, I really picture myself sitting under that pine tree, sipping on a green tea and reflecting on life and how lucky I am for being there.
Excellent clarity and fine detail to color and light control. Your elevated POV is stunning and very pleasurable to view Danos, great job!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California..........Buddy
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-14 13:51
effettivamente una piazzetta che con i colori degli edifici intorno e l'ombra dei suoi pini invita a rilassarsi e godere del panorama e dell'ospitalità degli abitanti.
clic (14344) 2012-05-14 14:59
Geia sou Danos
Of course I would sit under those pine trees but instead of ordering coffee or water, i would ask for a Vintage Mataxa 5 Stars Brandy and take time enjoying
the local architecture well seen here despite backlight!!
jhm (135826) 2012-05-15 3:49
A lovely place for take a break under the trees in the shadow with a good cup of coffee or a good Greek glass of wine.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Good composition nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
claudeD (30849) 2012-05-15 4:31
very fine picture with an excellent composition, very good colors and really a relaxing atmosphere.I would like to sit in the shadow of the trees and enoy a drink ... Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sacavem (18610) 2012-05-15 6:13
Olá dear Danos,
This looks like a nice place with peaceful atmosphere.Nice management of light and shade with good colors.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-15 13:19
Πράγματι πολύ όμορφη λήψη.Πολύ ιδιαίτερη ατμόσφαιρα.Πράγματι θα ήταν απόλαυση ένας δροσερός καφές με συνδυασμό το Αυγουστιάτικο αεράκι.Όμορφα χρώματα και πολύ καλές λεπτομέρειες.Συγχαρητήρια.
Να έχετε ένα όμορφο βράδυ
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-05-16 9:59
this daily-life scene has been captured by you is absolutely great.. the contrast of the colors is fantastic. the note is very informative too. my compliments!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-16 13:57
un angolo caratteristico ben presentato con tutta la scena che ruota attorno ai tavolini.
Tanti colori e la tipica atmosfera di queste isole,
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-16 14:53
I like this small and colorful little place very much, particularly under this splendid light.I also would like to spend a moment at one of these table.Superb.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-16 17:38
What a fantastic place to sit and have a cup of coffee. The tree provides nice shade. I like the open space where sunlight is falling to get a bit warm. Nice mixture of blue, yellow and white colors. I really envy those people who seem to be enjoying.
Angshu (54921) 2012-05-18 2:44
You've handled the tricky exposure well, the deatils in the shadow came out well, as the group of people enjoy chilling in the shade & watching the nice buildings that surround them. The high POV creates a good shot here
Silvio1953 (116981) 2012-05-19 10:33
Ciao Danos, lovely composition full of life, great perspective on beautiful building, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-05-21 10:43
Ola Danos ,
Bonito este recanto com este restaurante , o local parece muito bem cuidado e agradável para comer , bonitos detalhes de arquitetura com estas casas de amarelo e azul , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (101873) 2012-05-24 9:59
Un endroit plein de charme et de détente, très jolie présentation, bonne lumière, détails et couleurs, toute belle image
boa (5799) 2012-07-22 12:10
i haven not been on TE for a while but i can see that you have added many nice pictures from Greece. I like this picture very much, it have much of what i appreciate so much from the Greek islands. A relaxed atmosphere at a taverna with a bottle of Retsina and a bowl with olives. White and blue colors everywhere, i love it!
Nice pov with an excellent overview of this square, fine light and colors also, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
gus72 (3719) 2012-10-28 1:54
Hi Danos !!
lovely photo of the town plaza.... this time with not only " blue " but a bit of yellow as well.
What a nice corner of your country.
I love the composition including people sitting at the tables.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2012-12-09 13:15
Δάνο, και τι δεν θάδινα να ήμουνα εκεί τώρα να απολαμβάνω ενα "υποβρύχιο" σε δροσερό νεράκι!Τι όμορφη και ελκυστική γωνιά τοσο παραδοσιακά ελληνικά "δικιά" μας!Πανέμορφο καλντερίμι, Καφενείο, ζωντανά χρώματα και ενα υγιέστατο πεύκο!Να είσαι πάντα καλά!Ελένη
Miguel82 (20986) 2013-03-31 3:31
I like this picture showing a little café
mediterranean atmosphere there
Fine colors, good sharpness and powerful light
fabbs99 (16115) 2013-06-15 11:47
Wonderful shot with great POV, composition and colors.Very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.Well done, tfs.
Best wishes Farhat.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (83629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 9:16