Photographing Western Crete: Rethymno

“The rain has stopped, the clouds have broken; the vault of blue spreads out like a fan, the blue decomposing into that ultimate violet light which makes everything Greek seem holy, natural and familiar. in Greece one has the desire to bathe in the sky. You want to rid yourself of your clothes, take a running leap and vault into …

Ithaca, a Mediterranean Getaway

by Massimiliano Cremascoli Ithaki or Ithaca, as it’s known for most of us in Italy, is Odysseus’ mythical homeland, a Greek island rooted in history which, so far, has not succumbed to the worst of mass tourism. There’s a special kind of presence in this land, in this light; it seems that the ancient world is still there, at your …

Photographing Greece in Black and White

In the mind of most people, Greece conveys images of color: whitewashed houses with dark green window shades against the blue sky and the blue sea, pink bougainvilleas hanging from walls, green-brown bushes dotting the hillsides, pink and orange sunsets. There is much to be said, however, for photographing Greece in black and white. During most of the summer, Greece is …

A view of Assos from the kastro above

Kefalonia, a Hidden Greek Treasure

by Massimiliano Cremascoli In my mind the Ionian Islands have been, so far, a somewhat neglected part of Greece, lying as they are in the shadow of the more aesthetically beautiful archipelagoes of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades and the Argo-Saronic. I have to admit that my first foray to the Ionians, the island of Lefkhada, strengthened my conviction …

Patmos, a Glimpse of the Dodecanese

by Massimiliano Cremascoli Greece is an outstanding array of more than three thousands islands. There are six major archipelagos: the Ionian Islands, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Sporades, the North-East Aegean Islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Having travelled throughout most of them, I consider the latter two as the most appealing thanks to the harmony between landscape and architecture and …