Posts Tagged ‘ Northern Sporades ’

Skyros – pastoral traditions

Mittwoch, den 25. August 2010

Land cultivation and pastoral traditions have ancient roots on Skyros. The indigenous breed of cattle was still maintained in 1958. The photographs were taken in the coastal area adjoining Kalamítza Bay, east of Linarià. The ponies were kept in one herd during the winter inland from Linarià (pictures taken in 1976). The eastern part of […]

Skantzoura – the elusive monastery

Sonntag, den 15. August 2010

From the white marble sculptures of the Skantzoura coast some scant indication of a trail leads inland through juniper woodlands and olive groves – up the main ridge of the island’s gentle hills. It had taken me decades to finally venture up there and explore what appears like a vision of several lucid buildings against […]