Near Kastro village the visitor of the village can see this spectacular little chapel of the 'The seven martyrs' to hang on above the sea.
The village lies two kilometers East of Apollonia. Passing by Kato Petali and after the first turn of the road, in front of you lies a village of rare beauty. Admiring Kastro-Castle,you have a glance in the past, when the pirates acted in Mediterranean Sea. Its architecture had a purpose. Kastro was in the Venetian Season a village-fortress, built in the top and of a small hill with unique purpose its protection from the invasions of pirates. The exterior walls of houses constitute the wall of the castle itself. In this houses lived mainly the lower caste of the island while the aristocracy was fortified to the top of the hill. To entry in Kastro even today the old entrances called "lodgies" are used, that in the past were protected by martial towers. Even today the beauty of Kastro remains intact from time passing by. The new houses and interventions have being made totally respecting the architecture of the area and the natural landscape.
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mauro61 (52857) 2013-04-22 0:50
Mi piace questa ripresa dall'alto anche se avrei un po'decentrato il soggetto.
Buona la resa dei colori.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-22 0:56
What a marvelous view Danos!
Just the little chapel on the verge of cliff and the mighty sea around-great!I like the scene from this perspective,which provide us an excellent,panoramic view of the scene.The image has superb clarity,light and delightful,bright colors.Perfectly done!
Wish You a pleasant day
JFS (32459) 2013-04-22 1:20
Very nice shot of this small but beautiful church, the blue vivid sea makes the rest. Thanks!
papagolf21 (105382) 2013-04-22 1:24
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Une image de toute beauté, une fois encore, pour nos yeux émerveillés.
La joliesse d'ensemble est à souligner.
Félicitations pour cette réussite.
thebest (4276) 2013-04-22 1:42
The settings for this small church is wonderful... I will visit Greece one day - your notes make me want to visit this beautiful part of the World sooner rather than later.
The Village sounds beautiful.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-04-22 2:09
Δάνο, το πρώτο πράγμα πού είπα όταν είδα αυτην την όμορφη φωτογραφία σου ηταν "ωχ Παναγιά μου"! για τήν ξεχωριστή ομορφιά, για το σημείο πούυ βρίσκεται και για τα πολλά συναισθήματα πού αποπνέει!
να είσαι καλά, καλη σου μέρα,
tedesse (25135) 2013-04-22 2:11
Interesting to look at the small chapel of the Seven Martyrs in advance.
Excellent POV and composition, beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Kugart (1778) 2013-04-22 3:26
What a wonderful view of this little chapel.Great POV taking the shot against the lovely blue of the sea.Great lighting and colours are so vivid and sharp.Such a picturesque church sitting on a little promontory with the blue domed roof and the steps leading up to it. Thanks for sharing.
jacquest (18983) 2013-04-22 3:42
The downward view is spectacular and the good light gives good saturated colors, especially of the sea, in an inage of very good quality.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-22 3:45
un piccolo incanto sospeso sul mare che non può che piacere con la sua forma aggraziata e i colori che ricordano il sole ed il mare.
Le Cicladi sono un vero paradiso per i fotografi e tu ne hai rappresentato una piccola parte di esso.
Ciao e buona giornata
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-22 4:32
Here is a very beautiful place to visit. It is very nice position to shot. You captured the details and composition very well. The colors, lights and contrast well managed.
pierrefonds (68925) 2013-04-22 4:34
The downward point of view is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colours of the architecture of the chapel. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
pajaran (63506) 2013-04-22 4:51
Interesantan tekst o maloj Kapeli sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i Kapela.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
An interesting article about the small chapel with a given data ...
Nice view ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nice place and showed Chapel.
Have a great and successful day, all the best in the new week that started.
Fis2 (102426) 2013-04-22 6:07
interesting POV and composition.
Super colors and light.
Have a nice week
ikeharel (74799) 2013-04-22 9:00
The view from atop of the hill, allow the on-looker to appreciate how unique the chapel was built: based on the tip of a barren rock, out to sea, white in contrast to it's surrounding.
Your chosen POV show well the two bells, under good daylight and with good clarity.
ourania (48802) 2013-04-22 10:01
μια υπέροχη εικόνα που χαρακτηρίζεται από μια χορταστική απλότητα τόσο στο τοπίο όσο και στη σύνθεσή σου. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η θέα της εκκλησόύλας από ψηλά με φόντο το βράχο και τη θάλασσα. Τα χρώματα είναι λίγα αλλά οι αποχρώσεις τους πλούσιες, το φως έχει μια υπεροχη λαμπρότητα και κάνει τα πάντα να μοιάζουν ανάγλυφα. Μου αρέσει επίσης που η σκιά της εκκλησίας κυλάει πάνω στο βράχο. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό βράδυ,
bona (13737) 2013-04-22 10:29
nice view you have from this small chapel. The stair is the main point, without it we have a impression that the church is in a low level, almost sea level. But the stairs indicate that the chapel is in the top of a hill and show you were in a more high place. Nicely done!
I like the chapel architecture and the path that leat to it. The blue is wonderful both in dome and in the sea.
ines8 (6120) 2013-04-22 10:43
Wonderful point of view,a splendid picture.
All the best,
dkmurphys (62081) 2013-04-22 12:41
Very beautiful panorama. I like the strong colors and the atmosphere. Well taken.
jmdias (66385) 2013-04-22 15:44
impressive this view, the deep blue of the sea looks amazing and the beautiful church looks so fragille. excellent image, good details of this impressive place.
npecanhuk (75736) 2013-04-22 20:21
Special regards to the chosen pov, colors, horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-04-22 21:37
I really enjoy your beautiful picture of this chapel on the top, very well done with contrasts, light , colors, sharpness to emphasize the mood in this photo. I like it. Tfs,
All the best,
lousat (94786) 2013-04-23 0:35
Hi Danos,spectacular perspective whit all the juice of Greece inside,the typical small church and the beautiful blue of the sea,original and magnificent composition,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ifege (10719) 2013-04-23 3:05
Greece has lots of cute little chapels in all sorts of locations - well presented and captured.
ChrisJ (116676) 2013-04-23 3:16
I am hoping to get to Greece in summer during my vaction, especially Santorini which isn't far from the image depicted here. I am in neighboring Turkey. A superb downward pov with excellent sharpness and nice warm cold colour contrasts between the red earth and deep blue sea. The lonely church makes a good focal point. Tfs!
kato (11630) 2013-04-23 3:26
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lovely chapel built at the tip of a cape and blue sea. It's interesting in the path to approach the chapel, too. The whole is harmonized well by the beautiful color combination of sea, chapel, brown grass on rock and gray rock. And, the shadow of chapel projected to the cape's rock draws out an additional good effect as well as the spray of a wave.
m (0) 2013-04-23 6:43
nice shot with some good perspective and magic colors. The views of the sea from the bell tower must be breathtaking. Did you go down there?
Graal (103036) 2013-04-23 7:19
very nice picture and view here. Good shot. Amazing chapel on the peninsula. Interesting informations about castle. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (148575) 2013-04-23 10:30
Ciao Danos, great POV on lovely church, fantastic mediterranean colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (122617) 2013-04-23 11:01
Belle vue plongeante sur cette charmante petite église au bord de mer, bonne lumière et couleurs
mkamionka (39191) 2013-04-23 13:32
Greek people are really very creative and build cute little chapels in most remarkable locations. I like this one here very much, the setting is truly extraordinary. You picked a great POV to present it in a best possible way set against the dark waters of the sea.
Great capture, TFS
jhm (156580) 2013-04-24 4:30
What a wonderful view of this little chapel, taken out of the height.
Excellent panorama view with the sea in background.
Your picture is excellent taken.
Excellent sharpness and clarity, also perspective an depth are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Nard (6972) 2013-04-24 5:08
A splendid view of this isolated chapel. I like how it stands out the sea.
adramad (47704) 2013-04-24 8:17
Impressive view of this small chapel on top of the high cliff, wonderful blue color of the water, in contrast to the aridity of the land, no doubt a privileged situation.
Very good management of light and sharpness.
Very well done.
Enjoy a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-04-24 9:41
Awesome pov of this beautiful little chapel but I think it's bigger than the one I posted. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
gildasjan (43654) 2013-04-24 10:15
Très belle image avec ce contraste du blanc avec les bleus intense de ce paysage si caractéristique de la Grèce.
COSTANTINO (67370) 2013-04-24 13:05
Γεια σου Δανο,
Πολυ ομορφη σκηνή απο την γραφική Σίφνο,
με το εξωκλήσι στολιδι στο βράχο,
εντυπωσιακα χρώματα,με πολυ ευκρείνια
και αρκετό κορεσμό,
χαιρετισμούς, και καλο βράδυ,
delpeoples (59186) 2013-04-25 8:16
I think I have seen this little chapel before in your photos. It really is wonderful and you have photographed it superbly with an excellent POV, god rich colours and excellent depth.
Geia sou, thanks for sharing
mohammad_H (10052) 2013-04-25 13:20
Distant view of the majestic Cathedral, the depth image, the beauty extends to the sea
Beautiful landscape with contrast and image clarity
jcpix (13930) 2013-04-25 19:52
I can't decide what's more impressive here...the perspective, or the deep blue sea?? :) I'll choose both, they're equally stunning! The placement of the chapel is perfect, just off center, but still creating a well balanced composition. Amazing light and sharp detail as always. This works well in the panoramic layout, allowing for more of the small waves along the water for a bit more motion and dynamic feature. Good observation and well planned execution. Nicely done, thanks for sharing the view from above. Have a great day.
All the best,
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2013-04-26 1:20
So beautiful this image! The contrast between the blue sea and the little lone building is of a real impact.
mirosu (16273) 2013-04-26 1:49
Excellent view down to this small church. I like the superb contrast of white church against dark blue water. Excellent composition.
abmdsudi (56348) 2013-04-26 6:10
A breath taking shot from high pov with the white chapel jutting up out of the mount adding to the impact of the scene, I can just imagine the gusty wind there. The dark choppy blue water further adds the drama and works nicely at contrasting the brightly colored shoreline. The framing is great, well exposed along with good sharpness and equally an excellent infor notes to guide us,. A delightful full of detailed-shot and your effort is handsomely rewarded, Great !! TFS.
Have a good wk end.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-26 7:16
Και αυτή είναι μια έξοχη λήψη απο την Σίφνο,που πράγματι φαίνεται να είναι πανέμορφη. Ο κορεσμός της θάλασσας δημιουργεί μια πολύ ιδιαίτερη αντίθεση με τα κύματα,αλλά και το εκκλησάκι!Πολύ καλή γωνία λήψης επίσης!Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ.
Didi (60590) 2013-04-26 18:20
This a good picture from a high point of view
Very good lights ambiance and good contrast with the blue sea
geoant68 (331) 2013-04-26 22:29
Δάνο γεια σου,
άλλη μια όμορφη παρουσίαση από το εκκλησάκι των Επτά μαρτύρων που είναι κτισμένο στην άκρη του βράχου,και βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπο, ιδικά τους Χειμερινούς μήνες με την μανία της θάλασσας.Έξοχα τα χρώματα και ειδικά το βαθύ μπλε της θάλασσας,
bayno (18344) 2013-04-27 0:53
Ciao Danos, lovely chapel in a strategic position and location...good framing and colors with the sea with strong deep blue...nice details too...have a good WE...
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-27 8:33
Amazing little remote chapel here, Danos - a difficult climb no doubt made worth it at the destination. Wonderful light revealing the rich colors and bright white of the walls. Thanks!
mesutilgim (96304) 2013-04-27 13:14
Hell dear Danos,
Wonderfull capture of this beautiful little chapel in Sifnos Kastro.
Again many good an dusefull notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend
adores (46079) 2013-04-27 16:56
I've always liked these little churches, not just because of their colours, but also because of their location. Your high pov really shows it here! I like the little path leading there. A good composition and very nice colours!
raszid62 (18515) 2013-04-28 7:40
Όμορφο, μικρό εκκλησάκι πάνω στο βράχο στο φόντο της σκοτεινής, σχεδόν στη θάλασσα μπλε.
Ένας πολύ καλός συνδυασμός των όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετική ποιότητα.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-04-29 11:28
a spectacular high-angle shot in this framing.
This small chapel stands out elegantly on the deep blue of the sea, with a great contrast of its white architecture.
I like the beauty of the ensemble, the good light and the natural and vivid colors.
A fantastic work.
Miguel82 (27648) 2013-04-29 11:51
Wonderful little chapel close to the sea,
Excellent light, colors and contrast here
You select a very good pov to catch it
Angshu (56760) 2013-04-30 4:11
Beautiful picture of the small chapel which seems from here as you say appropriately 'hanging' over the sea. Beautifully taken shot with the stairs creating fine lead-in and the blue BG of the sea creating a fantastic backdrop.
Waylim (25502) 2013-05-01 17:37
Excellent photo and a really nice POV from up high, like a bird eye view. Beautiful and rich color of hte deep blue sea against the white walls and golden lands.
Classic Greek village by the see.
gus72 (3719) 2013-05-03 15:12
Hi Danos !!
this has to be one of the most spectacular chapels in Greece....... it is on its own and right in front of the sea........ nothing better !!!!!
Very well positioned in the frame so the viewer can see the beauty of it all.
Have a nice week end.
clic (17607) 2013-05-05 5:42
Geia sou Danos
This cute little chapel appears as being settled by means of an helicopter on hilltop and it appears as a jewel dominating the pristine surrounding environment!
sacavem (18620) 2013-05-06 9:34
a charming place you have found for taking this nice picture! Well seen and photographed from a well selected POV.
claudeD (40345) 2013-05-08 3:52
wonderful chapel located at an amazing location. Very fine choice of high pov and excellent colors and sharpness. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
UlfE (14641) 2013-05-08 11:41
Beautiful view with the chapel hanging on the tip of the rocky promontory. I really enjoy composition with the stairs lead up to the chapel. Your inclusion of pretty much of the rough sea. It adds a sense that the chapel is quite isolated and exposed to the weather. TFS and have a nice evening!
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-05-08 18:06
This is truly a spectacular little chapel at the edge of the water. Beautiful details with pleasing colors registered in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
maloutim (9639) 2013-05-08 21:12
Lovely little chapel built on this rocky promontory. They have matched the colour of the roof with the beautiful sea !
I like the climbing path on the rocks and the tiny bells in the tower.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-11 0:53
And there it is a small white chapel above the sea, setting a beautiful highlight. The path leading to the chapel boost this effect further. Well done
nikkitta (17066) 2013-05-30 18:48
A bit late , but cant stop at your gallery without noticing this very beautiful capture taken in a creative way
Like your excellent POV and the saturated colors contrast
Informative note, thanks
kiks (12739) 2014-01-27 7:48
I just love this little chappels always at the most impossible places. The white contrast in a beautifl way with the cliffs en blue sea.
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-03-01 10:40
This is very beautiful and serene photo with good framing. Colors are intensive and blue dome stands out well from the blue of the sea. Undergrowth is burnt brown that is a nice contrast to the sea. The sea is stormy and whitecaps are nice white "spots" there. I don´t like the stormy sea myself and experienced the worst sea sickness ever while traveling from Skopelos to Skiathos by catamaran.
Thanks for sharing this shot.
Best wishes, Kaisa
aliabazari (16234) 2014-10-08 22:14
A good view of the church near the beach. Exposure clarity and well performed. Thank you for recording this nice picture
fritzi007 (11563) 2014-11-01 6:19
sehr gute Perspektive und Farben, Bildqualität und Information!
PiotrF (20608) 2014-11-22 15:58
interesting view of this spectacular little chapel.A good viewpoint of the captured image.The atmosphere of this place is amazing.Good framing and lovely natural colors.
Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.
For me superb!
mcmtanyel (25620) 2016-10-13 18:18
Taken from a nice POV, this chapel perched on the rock looks like it's commanding the waves.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (100894)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-22
- 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/9.5, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sifnos island
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-22 0:47