Paradise on Earth – Part I

Β  Kavourotripes is a well hidden paradise located in the middle of Sithonia. Even though access is hard, it’s a very famous destination and a lot of people visit it to enjoy the magical turquoise water and the contrasting white rocks.

Β  I was hearing a lot about this place and it’s not very far away from where i live but believe me no matter what you hear, or how many gorgeous photos you see, nothing compares to the experience of actually being there. I can confirm that now that i’ve been there πŸ™‚ It was magical. A paradise on earth. So many saturated colors, your eyes would have a hard time to conceive that they are real…

Β  To reach this well hidden gem, you need to leave your car in a dirt road in the forest and walk all the way down. The most approachable place is the most crowded as well. It’s a little beach enclave, the only place there with sand and even has a little bar and a ship that transfers people to a second beach enclave many meters away. Since i treasure my personal space and prefer to hear the tunes of cicadas instead of babies crying and people’s cacophonic compositions, we took the hard approach and walked a lot to reach this beautiful area pictured in the gallery below. There was a lonely tree at the edge of the rocky cliff, providing some much needed shade and an excellent place to rest.

Β  I took a few photos of the surrounding environment but it didn’t take long, to decide that it was time for that long awaited swim. We climbed down some rocks and left our stuff down there at the water level. Some flat rocks, provided an excellent surface for that but my tender feet still complained about their roughness. There were many sea urchins around adding a bit of danger to the whole experience but with waters so crystal clear you could easily see where it was safe to step to.

Β  Need i explain, the feeling of refreshed happiness when my sunburned skin was surrounded by the therapeutic turquoise water? I leave that for your imagination…And i’ll end this post here leaving you wanting more…Cause we all know that part I means that there is a part II coming up soon…

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Paradise on Earth

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I admit it, i cheated! We had one more stop at another beach before reaching this place…but come on, can you blame me? I couldn’t wait to start posting photos from this paradise!!! And because i like to torture you, this is only a sneak preview…Tomorrow you’ll get all the details and many more photos to mentally refresh your hot summer bodies πŸ˜€

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Our little paradise

Our Little Paradise by V-Light

I took this photo in August of 2011, while camping on the beautiful island of Samothraki, Greece. It was a hot summer morning and we started the hike to the famous “Vathres” of the island. On the way there, we got to see some nice waterfalls and many little lagoons. It was really beautiful but also people crowded. As we got higher, the hike was getting more and more demanding so there were less people around…And then we got on the top. Words could not describe. After hours of walking and hiking under the hot sun…This literally felt and looked like paradise. We were alone up there…All this beauty just for us! We immediately threw our backpacks on the ground and dove in the refreshing water. I actually took this photo while being in the water. I placed a mini tripod i had with me on a rock and used an aperture of f/22 and a 2.5 second exposure to make the water look silky. A few little specks of water on the lens created this weird effect that makes the image look more heavenly. The only post-process i did was to add a bit of contrast and sharpness. A magical place indeed…

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