Photographer's Note

In my first post from the small exotic island of Koufonissi (Between Europe and Africa), located 20 miles southeast of Ierapetra, I wrote about some strange landscapes that I saw there, called "Asprougoi".

Here, you can see a small part of it. From the distance it looks like a region full of striped rocks in strange shapes and formations. Once I got closer, I saw that in wasn't any rock but compressed ground. I quess that name "Asprougoi" comes from the greek words "aspri gi" that means "white land". This spectacle covers a large area of the island, creating extraordinary gorges and natural sculptures (and thousands rabbit holes, too!).

The boy climbing is Nikolas, son of Mathios Petroulakis, the friend from Goudouras, who took me for a fantastic tour around the island with his zodiac.

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