In the Sporades group, Skiathos is the smallest in size, yet has the largest tourist infrastructure, and attracts the largest number of visitors to this part of the Aegean. It is also the nearest to the mainland, and probably the easiest to reach, whether by ferry or by plane. There is no question that this lovely island deserves the attention that it gets. Its beaches are legendary, its lifestyle is quite cosmopolitan, and it boasts of a lovely capital, and many pretty resort-style settlements along its magnificent shores. Itís a bit like encountering Mykonos, but with trees and red-roofed houses! And, like Mykonos, Skiathos has an enormous amount of charm and outstanding beaches, though it is half the size of its Cycladic counterpart.
here Skiathos island - The native island of the great Greek prose writer Al. Papadiamantis.
Skiathos is situated only 40 nautical miles east of Volos on the mainland and is reached by ferry from both Volos and Ai. Konstantinos, and with less frequent service from Thessaloniki in the north, and Evia in the south. It also connects frequently with the nearby islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. During the summer, there are frequent flights to and from Athens.
The island encompasses approximately 48 square kilometers of pine-covered low hills, with a main road running in a southerly direction from the east coast all the way around to the west coast, to about midpoint on the island. This is where youíll find the best beaches (and there are many!!), with the north coast being accessible only on foot or by caique. Skiathos is not an island with inland villages; it has the main town and capital, Chora, and lots of little seaside settlements that have been developed for tourism. The year round population totals about 4,000 inhabitants, who live primarily in the capital and occupy themselves with tourism and a bit of fishing.
**I want to thank friend TE (atha2pan) Sakis for his help in the technical HDR of this picture that emanated from three other with the captured +1-1 stop AEB
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bema (26425) 2009-05-26 6:00
Geia sou Georgios,
a perfect result and also a wonderful moody capture at least, like it a lot..
kalo apogeyma, filika Bernd
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-05-26 6:04
Very pleasant night shot, great tones of blue,the sky and reflections is amazing.
snunney (96797) 2009-05-26 6:28
A lovely mood to this splendid late evening composition with its beautiful cool blue tones. Thanks for sharing.
atha2pan (3811) 2009-05-26 6:34
Euxomai na sou arese.
Emena pantos mou aresei touti i foto para poly.
I antanaklaseis kai i ble ora einai ta atou autis tis fotografias.
Ta leme Giorgo
Cretense (68701) 2009-05-26 7:13
Geia sou Georgie!
Poly kalo to proto sou DRI i HDR. Kai mena o Sakis itan o daskalos mou stin syngekrimeni texniki! Panemorfi fotografia apo tin panemorfi Skiatho, tin oraioteri ora tis imeras! Sygxaritiria!
lousat (89296) 2009-05-26 7:34
Hi Geo,the blue hour is very perfect to show this corner of this beautiful island! Best choice of time of exposure and excellent point of view,colors and lights.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
vasilpro (41271) 2009-05-26 8:39
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Υπέροχη σύνθεση και παρουσίαση της Σκιάθου με τη μπλε απόχρωση λόγω της ώρας, πολύ θα ήθελα να έχω και εγώ τραβήξει τέτοια όμορφη φωτογραφία.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-05-26 10:15
Nice early evening view to this village, good pov to enjoy the reflections as well but I'm not too fond of the blue going white as the eye moves left.
Have a nice day JY
bobocortis (16026) 2009-05-26 11:10
Great shot in the blue hour, in wich the light are nicely reflected in the water.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-05-26 14:00
The blue is very very wonderful presented here
Lovely shot from coast of Greece and present of Skhiatos
Clementi (52514) 2009-05-26 14:42
splendid blue hour, a management of the light perfect with some marvelous colors and beautiful reflexes.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-05-26 15:15
Maybe I'd cropped a little the sky and the sea but it's a nice picture anyway.
Good reflections of course!
argycon (2769) 2009-05-26 23:34
Poly wraia atmosferiki lipsi thn ble hora.
dip (23888) 2009-05-27 0:10
Geia sou Giorgo,
pera apo tin poli kali gonia lipsis kai to kadrarisma,mou aresei idiaitera to apotelesma tis texnikis tou HDR,
claudeD (37812) 2009-06-10 11:18
very nice blue hour shot with a perfect light managment.I like the reflections in the water very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S, Polarizer Hoya 62 mm
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Skiathos Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 5:52