Early Christian Basilicas of Christ of Jerusalem and St Sophia, Sanctuary of Appollo Dalios

The Sanctuary of Appollo Dalios dating back to the 10th century B.C. is the most significant archaeological site on the island of Kalymnos. Parts of the temple have been used in the construction of other edifices namely the Church of Panagia Haritomeni in Chora. In the same area you will find two Basilicas that were erected on top of the Temple of Appollo Dalios parts of which were used as building material: The Church of Christ of Jerusalem and St. Sophia.





















Of Owls

This is a beautiful little owl that I happened to encounter on the side of the road while coming back from Kos Town one night. I was thrilled to get a chance to take a few pictures and was lucky enough to have brought my camera with me. I stopped the car went over to it and took these four pictures before the flash woke it up and made it flee... So much the better as it might have been hit by a careless or drunk driver...







Gera

Here are a few pictures of another abandoned settlement on the island of Tilos in Greece. Gera has an eery feel to it, it is pretty spooky, as many of the buildings are in relatively good shape, while there's absolutely no one around. Still the view is stunning and you will certainly enjoy the stroll...













Walking from Aghios Ioannis to Gera

This walk starts off at Aghios Ioannis just off the main port of Livadia. The road is relatively comfortable stone paved, probably built by the Italians. It is not a demanding hike. However, if you choose to go down to the different little beaches and bays you will have to strain yourself a little bit more, but it well worth it...