Peloponnese road trip - the south

by John Wilson February. 11, 2019 443 views

Our road trip in Greece in October was a fantastic experience with the southern Peloponnese one of many highlights.

Incredible colours of Cape Tenaro.

Incredible colours of Cape Tenaro.

The lighthouse at Cape Tenaro (one of several spellings btw) marks the southernmost point of mainland Greece.

The lighthouse at Cape Tenaro (one of several spellings btw) marks the southernmost point of mainland Greece.

This ancient Roman mosaic, just lying out in the open amongst ruins  at the start of a walking track, particularly caught my eye.

This ancient Roman mosaic, just lying out in the open amongst ruins at the start of a walking track, particularly caught my eye.

The colours in the southern Peloponnese are striking.

The colours in the southern Peloponnese are striking.

Are you getting the sense there aren't many people? You're right. The Mani Peninsula in the south is home to rugged scenery and beautiful, near deserted bays.

Are you getting the sense there aren't many people? You're right. The Mani Peninsula in the south is home to rugged scenery and beautiful, near deserted bays.

The Mani is dotted all over with these ruins of towers.

The Mani is dotted all over with these ruins of towers.

I don't usually crop to 16:9 but I felt it suited this snap of Vathia, a peculiar, eerie, half deserted town in the Mani that has a reputation for being the most photographed in the area.

I don't usually crop to 16:9 but I felt it suited this snap of Vathia, a peculiar, eerie, half deserted town in the Mani that has a reputation for being the most photographed in the area.

Just had to pull the car over on a headland to try to capture this light.

Just had to pull the car over on a headland to try to capture this light.

Beautiful old buildings in tiny villages seem to appear around every bend in the south.

Beautiful old buildings in tiny villages seem to appear around every bend in the south.

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Heike 1 year ago

No need to say that this landscape is naturally breathtaking. Beautiful photos!

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John Wilson Replied to Heike 1 year ago

Thanks so much Heike! Yes, really interesting part of Greece.

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Björn Roose 1 year ago

Great light indeed in #8 !

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John Wilson Replied to Björn Roose 1 year ago

Thanks Bjorn, as you know such light doesn't last long so you have to photograph it quickly!

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