Myrtos is a coastal village in the west of the municipality of Ierapetra, in the prefecture of Lasithi on the island of Crete in Greece. It is located 14.5 km (9.0 mi) from Ierapetra, the most southern town of Europe and 50.5 km (31.4 mi) from Agios Nikolaos, on the road to Viannos. Myrtos is situated at the Libyan Sea. The population of the village in 2010 is about 600 people.
The area surrounding Myrtos was already inhabited in the Minoan period, but the current village dates from the first half of the twentieth century. Before that it was the location of a small port, where inhabitants from higher surroundings traded for local products, which they shipped to Ierápetra. Only when threats from piracy along the Cretan coast diminished and it became safer to live there did the village of Myrtos develop.
On September 15, 1944, during the Second World War, the occupants of Myrtos were ordered by the German occupiers to leave the village. Many refused to do so, resulting in the massacre of eighteen inhabitants as a reprisal, and the almost complete destruction of the village by fire. In the central square of Myrtos there is a monument to commemorate that event. Near this monument, every year on October 28, Ohi Day is commemorated.
Tourism started at the beginning of the 1970s. Initially Myrtos was especially popular amongst hippies, but later also 'regular' tourists started to visit the village. Since the 1980s some apartment complexes have been built in Myrtos, but tourism in Myrtos is still relatively small-scale and nowhere near as developed as the tourist centres which one finds, for example, on the North coast of Crete.
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golden (2287) 2011-04-04 8:25
Γειά σου Δάνο!
Μύρισε καλοκαιράκι..Είναι σαν να ακούω την ηρεμία αυτή μες στην φωτογραφία σου..Το αεράκι,τα φύλλα από τα δέντρα..Τι ωραία που θα ήταν να βρίσκομαι εκεί αυτή τη στιγμή!
ikeharel (37378) 2011-04-04 8:27
A picture shows the typical scene in places around greece all over, street cafe's and taverna's in a nerrow ally.
Very vivid colors, good DOF and mild light in image.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-04 10:46
A title very well selecetd for this nice view with a plesanta athmospehr of holidays. The POv is well selcetd with the small way which give propsect to the scene. the vived colors - blue, yellow and a little red - arise very well.
Have a nice evening,
ngk (2163) 2011-04-04 10:58
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πανέμορφο και πολύχρωμο το δρομάκι, περιμένει κι αυτό το καλοκαίρι.
Πολύ ωραία παρουσίαση από το αγαπημένο Λασίθι.
JCG (35129) 2011-04-04 11:18
All seems thought here to attract the customer, it is coloured and pleasant, I also suppose that the food must be good there… A typical street of this village nicely emphasized on this photograph with a good management of the ambient light. Pleasant glance and thank you Danos for your informative note.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
corjan3 (1879) 2011-04-04 11:28
The vivid colours, especially the yellow chairs, absolutely make this image. Nice atmosphere and nice to view.
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2011-04-04 11:39
Hello Danos, great depth here, these greek tavernas are something special, too bad there was nobody around to give life to your composition, but i like it anyway.
PaulVDV (15017) 2011-04-04 12:49
Good capture of this cozy part of the street. Nice place for a drink or for dinner. I guess you must have been there very early because there was nobody to see.
The ambiance will probably come later in the evening, witness the sirtaki dancers on the wall painting.
The vivid blue, yellow and red chairs add a lot of charm to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
Fis2 (73124) 2011-04-04 13:15
Good frame and perspective.
vasilpro (40194) 2011-04-04 13:42
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφο το ταβερνάκι με τις πολύχρωμες και άδειες καρέκλες που σε προσκαλούν για μια ρακή σε αυτό το ήσυχο, για την ώρα, δρομάκι στον γραφικό Μύρτο.
Καλό σου βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-04-04 13:46
a beautiful nostalgic atmosphere with attractive details and nice composition, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
ciakgiak (30331) 2011-04-04 14:41
dimmi subito dov'è questo posto e volo subito :-))
Sono queste le situazioni che amo, posticini tipici di grande charme, arredato coi tipici colori vivaci della Grecia. Davvero eccellente la luce e la qualità.
Un caro saluto
Sonata11 (28375) 2011-04-04 15:25
this is fantastic relaxing place . Looks like they invitate us, a so many table are waiting for customers. Danos, you always find a so many beautiful and a very interesting places to be photographing.On the other hand, this picture is a very well excecuted with fantastic sharpness, colors, super clarity of details. Fantastic POV. Wonderful shot !!!. My congrats. I like it a very much so.
All the best,
geoant68 (3450) 2011-04-04 23:09
Γεια σου Δάνο,
πολύχρωμη η καινούργια σου φωτογραφία στο ήσυχο αυτό δρομάκι του Μύρτου.Η απουσία του κόσμου είναι λόγω περασμένης της εποχής ή είναι καταμεσήμερο;
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-04 23:58
Yes, a quiet place !
It looks very nice. I like a lot the colorful chairs
Good POV and details
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (36831) 2011-04-05 0:50
Beautiful old street, a good mood capture. Nice colors, fine place.
Enjoy a beautiful day.
josepmarin (55063) 2011-04-05 2:56
what a so calm and pleasant place, with the tables waiting for the clients.
This image is a real invitation to take a beer, or to having lunch, sat in this adorable terrace under the shade of the trees.
Your composition offers us its beauty and its great feeling of calmness.
I like light and colors of the photo, as well as the elegant structure of the composition.
A beautiful picture, my friend.
subhendu_bagchi (16590) 2011-04-05 4:14
beautiful place. I can feel the calmness of this place. An well captured shot withd the alley is looking nice the colourful chairs and tables. Great DOF, and sharpness. Superb work. Tfs.
siamesa (27449) 2011-04-05 5:16
Bom dia Danos
Lovely place. The colorful chairs give a special charm to the composition. A festival of colors.
Cricri (86501) 2011-04-05 8:25
Un lieu très agréable pour prendre un verre ou déjeuner dans l'ombre des arbres, j'aime l'ambiance agréable que donne les couleurs des chaises, bon POV
RhodieIke (9207) 2011-04-05 8:49
Hi Danos, Looks a great place, can I order now, Good capture of this quaint place, Cheers Iain.
Longroute (19390) 2011-04-05 9:10
A very nice alley with so many interesting details: the tables and chairs, the tree branches, the murales, etc. All create a picturesque scene. Very good perspective too and an excellent light management.
Is this the same alley photographed by Dip?
All the best,
alin-m (3716) 2011-04-05 10:12
A kind of place where I love to stay when I visit Greece:a tavern on a little,stone street.
Very nice picture.
raszid62 (18212) 2011-04-05 11:55
Ένα πολύ ωραίο ελληνικό εστιατόριο. Μουσαμά στα τραπέζια και πολύχρωμα καρέκλες, τοίχοι, όμορφο δάπεδο, δημιουργεί όλα πολύ ωραία, οικογενειακή ατμόσφαιρα. Μεγάλη σύνθεση της άριστης ποιότητας.
pajaran (36270) 2011-04-05 12:17
Velika tragedija stanovnika sela u ratu ...
Lepo mesto, ulica sa stolovima i stolicama, dobra prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar snimak, perspektiva i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Prijatno vece sa lepim vremenom, kod nas ceo dan pada kisa i hladno je.
The great tragedy of the villagers in the war ...
Nice place, the street with tables and chairs, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good shot, perspective and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
Pleasant evening with good time with us all day raining and cold.
All the best.
pierrefonds (48369) 2011-04-05 12:35
The street is sending my toward the trees in the background which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the restaurant terrasse. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (76603) 2011-04-05 13:52
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
J'aime toujours autant visiter votre album empli de trésors photographiques.
Ici, encore, cette prise de vue est une véritable invitation à la découverte et à la détente.
Le couleurs sont belles !
Un lieu qui donne vraiment envie de s'installer !
nikkitta (5896) 2011-04-05 19:29
Touristic scene plenty of color waiting for costumers to come asking for ouzo
Very good note also
gunbud (34052) 2011-04-05 20:22
The bue and yellow chairs blend beautifully in this very tranquil setting.
Warm light brings out soothing shadows and sharp details.
Giorgio (11263) 2011-04-05 23:23
- Very nice composition Danos for this pleasant place, funny vivid coloured ambience around this small coffee shop, very sympathetic, where is McDo! Anyway bravo and TFS!
Graal (88950) 2011-04-05 23:44
amazing colourful chairs, nice quiet place. Good composition and presentation. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
humayun (2909) 2011-04-06 3:24
nice view and good quiet place..........
adramad (27556) 2011-04-06 6:56
A beautiful image full of charm, very good perspective also lost the bottom of the tree-lined boulevard.
This terrace with such bright colors, seems an ideal place to relax and have something nice.
Good management of light, and the color. Nice work, anywhere.
Have a nice afternoon.
Kielia (20467) 2011-04-06 10:20
I like your approach on this characteristic place. You have chosen a very well working POV on this lovely scenery. Beautiful colors and light and a very pleasant composition! My compliments, also for the interesting note.
yedirenk (11242) 2011-04-06 11:06
Hi dear Danos,
an amazing scene..very peaceful and eye catcher ambiance from Greece.colours and details are great.very well presentation.TFS
alabate (1197) 2011-04-06 12:15
Superbe ruelle typique avec de splendides couleurs. Belle qualité et lumière. On a envie de s'assoir et commander un bon plat ou boire un verre. Ça me rappelle trop les vacances.
Très belle journée,
paololg (31442) 2011-04-06 15:06
Ciao dear Danos,
What could be more pleasant to dine in one of these tables in this beautiful alley? You have really captured a nice picture, which inspires a desire to summer and outdoor life. An image full of details perfectly defined. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice day!
s_lush (15592) 2011-04-06 22:08
The palette of colors is very wide and beautiful in this view of such a cozy and shady open-air cafe. Your photos of such nice places, as this one, make me willing to visit Greece as soon as possible. Excellent composition, masterful management of light and colors, and perfect quality of the shot!
pablominto (53744) 2011-04-06 22:54
A charming passage, maybe more a restaurant than a street..!
The blue and yellow colours attract attention, the scene is well framed and the image has a strong sense of depth...
Indeed a nice place for a meal or some refreshments!
shevchenko (18243) 2011-04-06 23:57
Good frame to show the view along an old street, nice colourful seats, should be a nice place to have a cup of coffee, thanks for sharing a relaxing view in a sunny day.
siolaw (37568) 2011-04-07 7:10
Do I see empty tables? ;D
The yellow chairs contrast well with the blueish environment. Sharp with well controlled light.
mauro61 (52527) 2011-04-07 8:27
mi piace questo angolo tranquillo e all'ombra che però pulsa di vivacità con i suoi colori.
Buono il taglio e l'immagine .
Didi (48934) 2011-04-07 10:16
Very nice place for having lunch or diner.
Very strange, the place is empty of people.
dexy (341) 2011-04-07 11:09
Dobar tekst sa istorijom mesta.
Lepo mesto, dobra perspektiva.
sacimar (25957) 2011-04-07 11:21
good place to have lunch, it seems a peaceful place, I like the colorful chairs, well seen,
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-04-07 12:19
ΤΕΛΙΚΑ ΤΟ ΚΙΤΡΙΝΟ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΔΥΝΑΤΟ ΧΡΩΜΑ (βλεπε ηλιος) !
ΕΠΙΣΗΣ Ο ΣΥΝΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΜΠΛΕ ΑΠΙΘΑΝΟΣ (βλεπε Ελλάδα)!
ΚΑΙ ΑΝ ΟΛΑ ΑΥΤΑ ΤΑ ΣΥΝΘΕΣΕΙΣ ΣΕ ΚΑΡΕΚΛΕΣ+ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑΚΙΑ "ΕΞΩ"+ΚΑΡΕ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΟΜΑΝΤΗΛΑ+ΠΛΑΚΟΣΤΡΩΤΑ ΣΤΕΝΑ+ΤΕΝΤΕΣ+ΜΠΟΥΚΑΜΒΙΛΙΕΣ+ΑΕΡΑΚΙ ΤΟ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΕΝΑ : ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ (βλεπε καλοκαιρι στην Ελλάδα)
ΝΑ ΕΙΣΑΙ ΚΑΛΑ ΠΟΥ ΜΑΣ ΑΦΥΠΝΙΖΕΙΣ ΟΜΟΡΦΑ ΣΥΝΑΙΣΘΗΜΑΤΑ - ΧΡΕΙΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΣΕ ΑΥΤΟΥΣ ΤΟΥΣ ΧΑΛΕΠΟΥΣ ΚΑΙΡΟΥΣ
ΚΑΛΟ ΒΡΑΔΥ ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-04-07 12:29
Lovely place. I see absolutely no one. I like the colored chairs and the scene is pretty.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2011-04-07 12:32
Gia sou file
kratisse mou ena trapezaki sto omorfo
aftom perasma me ta tossa hromata
ke leptomeries,freskada kalokeriou
me entoni prassinada ke pinelies
enimerotikes ke i plirofories sou
kalo sou vradi
lucasgalodoido (21030) 2011-04-07 14:52
very interesting this place, specially to drink a cold beer. I like of the colors and shadow too. Great job, my friend.
tober (8748) 2011-04-08 0:05
Hello Danos, that's such a lovely place that I can spend rest of my life. I liked every detail in it. Those wooden chairs with blue and yellow colours, table clothes, graffitis of sirtaki dancers, grapevines hanging towards the tables, everything is wonderful. Congratulations, Tolga
Bluejeans (64239) 2011-04-08 5:34
Ola Danos ,
Belo plano desta rua com estes restaurante e estas mesas na rua , gostei de ver a rua deserta , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
fritzi007 (7580) 2011-04-08 8:10
A quiet, shady place with beautiful colors.
To recover so right!
Wish you a nice weekend
wolf38 (28208) 2011-04-08 9:20
Hi Danos. What an interesting photo. It is full of color and works well. The photo reminds me of a famous painting by Van Gogh. You have this beautiful scene skillfully captured with your camera. Rgds, Wolfgang.
BWJ (3022) 2011-04-09 21:23
The café with its welcoming atmosphere is ready and waiting for quests to arrive. It is a lovely place to relax. You captured the colorful décor with beautiful lighting and wonderful clear details. Your excellent note is very informative.
baddori (18988) 2011-04-09 23:30
Titolo e nota ..sposano la foto.
La tua terra ama i colori e mantiene la tradizione ....
Ottimo lavoro .....da pubblicazione ...
Nard (6913) 2011-04-10 4:38
yes it is really a quiet place qhere we would like to spend time. Nice perspective and beautiful colors
batalay (32864) 2011-04-10 10:50
It is hard to believe that this inviting area dates back to the Minoans. The two yellow chairs add eye catching highlight to the scene, which will be inundated by tourists soon. It has been several years since I visited Crete, but a highlight of this summer will be a visit to Aghios Nikolaos. We will be on the maiden voyage of the Seabourn Quest, the ship will spend the day Tuesday, 28 June there. I know that Crete is a large island, but you will be in the vicinity, or on the mainland?
boa (4313) 2011-04-10 12:29
Good evening Danos,
it is impossibly not to be charmed of small Greek tavernas like this. I have been to Greece more times than i can count but i still love places like this. Sitting with an espresso and ouzo and do absolutely nothing, just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and thinking of nothing. I am suprized nobody are doing that in this picture :) Nice colors, light and atmosphere, Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
asajernigan (19669) 2011-04-11 3:49
This is a great shot of these street cafes. The street leads the eye through the shot nicely. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. The overhanging trees provide nice framing for the scene.
sacavem (18576) 2011-04-12 9:33
I apologize for the delay in my comment, I've been very busy.
A beautiful photograph, a wonderful place for a snack:)
When the street is full of people walking and eat then this place has lots of life. I love the pov and the colorful surroundings.
cornejo (18116) 2011-04-13 4:10
Danos cordials greetings. A composition very beautiful of this quiet place, a photo very good with a nice depth, and the sharpness, light and colors very well. A good shot and nice work, congratulation. Have a nice day, thanks for sharing.
paninho (2931) 2011-04-13 5:34
L'endroit semble sympa et chaleureux et invite à la fête!
J'aime bien ce travail! Bien mis en perspective, avec une bonne netteté partout! La lumière aussi très bien gérée! Sincères félicitations!
fabianoleite (9016) 2011-04-20 17:10
Very cozy place, I like the colors of the chairs, I feel like having a beer there. Congratulations!
eldancer1 (17088) 2011-04-24 11:13
It looks like a nice place to relax and watch people, where are the people too early in the day? But nice capture though and good composition. Great dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
clic (11033) 2011-05-09 9:47
Many thanks, Danos.
I imagine my wife and I seated in such a charming environment sipping Ouzo before dinner!
Quite appealing setup and nice colors depiction despite lowlight.
maloutim (8616) 2011-06-01 21:29
A street like this just makes you want to go and visit the place ! The whole street taken over by the terrace of the restaurant. It must be so enjoyable ! I imagine the owner taking you into the kitchen, and lifting the pan lid to show you what's brewing for the menu of the day. Delightful memories of my holiday in Crete !
I love your photo with the bright table and chairs which are so inviting in the shade of the parasols and hanging plants.
Just as inviting is the street beyond that will welcome you for a walk after the meal .
It is a very expressive photograph for me.
Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards.
nobuikehonda (3846) 2011-08-03 8:34
I haven't seen this image. According to your note the population of this village is about 600 people. But in season, it must be wonderful to have a meal outside. I feel a very friendly atmosphere. And especially at night the dining experience at a place like this must be very nice. It may be a very quiet place now, but I would like to see the place full of people. Thank you Danos for this friendly image. (I am getting hungry.)
Very best wishes, Danos
kato (6789) 2012-03-22 12:01
This is an interesting photograph, so it's impressive to see the restaurant with open air in the both sides of a narrow street. It's impressive in colorful chairs as well as painting on wall, too. The whole is harmonized well by a good composition and excellent tone.
gus72 (2508) 2012-06-30 22:52
Hi Danos !!
This quite place will be ideal for me and I would sit in a yellow chair....
Your photo captures the spirt of the small village setting and should be used by the Greek Tourism Ministry.
I am on my way.................
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2012-11-05 11:39
Χρώματα, ομορφιές αλλά και μυρωδιές είμαι σίγουρη σε ενα απο τα πιό χαρακτηριστικά νησιώτικα σοκάκια πού θα μπορούσε να είναι οπουδήποτε στήν Ελλάδα.Απλή και αληθινή η φωτογραφία και πολύ ενημερωτική και πληρης σημείωση.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (74056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, B+W SLIM 82E C-POL MRC
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Krete island
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 8:14