Postcard pictures from Greece

by Stefan Fletcher May. 14, 2009 9157 views

Stuck in an office on a nice sunny day, so I thought I'd post what I call ‘postcard pictures’ of the country I am lucky to live in. Some of these really do live up to the stereotype of Greece but, unlike the postcards you can buy in Monasteraki, I haven't doctored the colours.

They're divided into mainland Greece, islands and finally one of Athens. Some of these are reposts and various SLRs and compacts were used, which explains the varying quality.

If you're also stuck in an office looking at these, I hope they feed the dream…

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Addendum:

Thanks to all of you for your comments. I'm sorry I won't have time to reply to each one.

The standard view of the Corinth canal. The colours were really like this.

A slightly different view from the South end. Again, the colours were really like this.

The amphitheatre of Epidaurus. Fake panorama. For a sense of scale, enlarge and look at tiny human on the left.

The Argolis (in the Peloponnese)

Temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio at the end of the Attica peninsula

An area in the Peloponnese which goes by the unfortunate name of Clitoria. Now you can say you know where it is.

Aghios Constantinos in Thessaly

The stadium in Delphi

The sea of Olives from below Delphi towards the Gulf of Corinth

The Naos (temple) at Delphi

Spetses

Kithnos

Serifos

Milos

The standard shot at Oia on the western edge of Santorini

Poros

And finally, one of Athens

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Kinga 12 years ago

amazing I like #5

12 years ago Edited
Robel Narte 12 years, 1 month ago

WooooW ! nice shot!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Taniamindi 12 years, 1 month ago

you don't just take perfects shots, but you also visit AMAZING places... what a great combination! haha

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Vterezia 12 years, 1 month ago

Congrats on the FP. !!!!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Vterezia 12 years, 1 month ago

thanks for sharing!!!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 12 years, 1 month ago

beautiful set

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Karen 12 years, 2 months ago

Definitely postcard quality, just beautiful! I'm glad you've published where Clitoria is...might be helpful to a few people out there!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Zorglub 12 years, 2 months ago

Wow! Awesome post!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Portreeslim 12 years, 2 months ago

Nice photos. iremember seeing 2 kids racing in the stadium at Delphi and thinking it was nice it was still being used for it's original purpose, 2000 odd years on.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 12 years, 2 months ago

Congrats on the FP. .... wonderful work :)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mahel34 12 years, 2 months ago

Je suis allez à Athènes mais pas le temps de faire des photos alors merci et Bravo.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 12 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful, congrats on the FP

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Cardona 12 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful post! Awesome subject and perspectives. Great lighting! I added pic number five into my favorites. Thanks a lot for sharing and congrats on front page!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ted Mayer 12 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic photo, congrats on the front page. Great set!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leocheung 12 years, 2 months ago

What a fabulous set !

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dzmitry Samakhvalau 12 years, 2 months ago

nice

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Betty Meade 12 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations on the FP!!! I already knew this shot was a winner....well done!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nikolas 12 years, 2 months ago

Τρομερες φωτογραφιές !

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ezekiel666 12 years, 2 months ago

Outstanding places.
Great shots that can make you jealous ;)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Quatros 12 years, 2 months ago

Very beautiful pictures!!Great shots

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gagmaba 12 years, 2 months ago

συγχαρητήρια, εξαιρετικο σετ, bella Grecia!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Monika 12 years, 2 months ago

postcards still sell :-) no 1 really stands out of the set, breathtaking perspective... looks like a great place for bungee jumping:-) it seems that magical greek blue is not just a cliche, its real! ;-) truly wonderful. congratulations.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Riyaz 12 years, 2 months ago

Congrats on FP - This is truly a well deserving FP shot!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pawel Opara 12 years, 2 months ago

wonderful, wonderful pictures, I felt like I'm in Greece again ;)
congratulations!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jan Erik Bergfjord 12 years, 2 months ago

Wow! They are all great! :) Excellent!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim 12 years, 2 months ago

and of course,,congrats!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pete 12 years, 2 months ago

Great set just amazed at the choice they made out of this set for the FP, so many other great photos

congratulations

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 12 years, 2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!!! love em all !! Makes me want to visit Greece!!
added 5 to my favorites.
Congrats on FP!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 12 years, 2 months ago

De beaux souvenirs me reviennent en voyant ces belles photos ! bravo pour le FP !

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 12 years, 2 months ago

I know already commmented before, but had to say congrats on front page. This eally is an incredible set!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Allegra 12 years, 2 months ago

bellissime , bravo

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 12 years, 2 months ago

GREAT leading lines and fantastic photo set!
Congrats on FP!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 12 years, 2 months ago

Congrats on the FP.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Asylum 12 years, 2 months ago

what a great place!

#1 added into me favs!

congrats on FP!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 12 years, 2 months ago

What an amazing place. Your photos are gorgeous. Now I have something to dream about. Congratulations. :)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric Abalea 12 years, 2 months ago

belle images...domage de ne pas voir les EXIF

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 12 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful post of a beautiful country. Congrats!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rachata Sinthopachakul 12 years, 2 months ago

I love them all

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 12 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful... and you are lucky! My blog starts with a two weeks visit there!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 12 years, 2 months ago

Good pictures, nice for a tourist guide.
Following this view, I would dare consider a trip to Greece.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andrea Kennard 12 years, 2 months ago

Right, that's it. I'm coming to Greece!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 12 years, 2 months ago

a wonderful dream - just magical - makes me want to get on the next plane - especially as with Aegean from Stanstead its actually affordable these days! But alas far too busy to even dream!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laura 12 years, 2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous shots! I can't pick a favorite....I love them all!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brian 12 years, 2 months ago

Incredible pictures. You presented a beautiful Greece in this set.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dorothe 12 years, 2 months ago

It`s now more than twenty years ago that I travelled though the Corinth Canal on a little sailing boat (length over all 7,90m), It was one of the best journeys of my life!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rob Tulk 12 years, 2 months ago

A really superb set. Number 7 is sublime and number 15 is anything but a standard shot! Fantastic.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Bogi 12 years, 2 months ago

Milos my favorit, I like them!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 12 years, 2 months ago

I had other fa vorites, then I saw 15...wow

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nancy 12 years, 2 months ago

True beauty!! Thanks!!:))

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 12 years, 2 months ago

They feed my dream. Sent my son once, but I have yet to get there. The colors, the light, something. Someday. Great pics.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Azrin Abdullah 12 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful shots of beautiful places!
Wish I could be there...

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 12 years, 2 months ago

Awesome post.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 12 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful, especially the landscapes! Wonderful places :-)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 12 years, 2 months ago

Great set, what a neat trip you've taken us on. Now, this Clitoria is it anywhere near Labia?

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Anna 12 years, 2 months ago

wow .....!!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 12 years, 2 months ago

I really loved it!
GReece looks so so so nice!
Lucky! :):)
wonderful sea and landscapes! :)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 12 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful landscapes

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pumacat 12 years, 2 months ago

beautiful set !!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Edyta 12 years, 2 months ago

gorgeous views and colours. Makes me long for a holiday!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Luucha 12 years, 2 months ago

great set!!!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 12 years, 2 months ago

Whew, that's a lot to take in. Pretty amazing work here. Lovin' it.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 12 years, 2 months ago

Incredible! It's my life's dream to visit Greece. Your pictures assuage the thirst a little.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Teo 12 years, 2 months ago

a wonderful beautiful collection

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Piyali 12 years, 2 months ago

Actually its No#5, sometimes going back and forth confuses you...

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Piyali 12 years, 2 months ago

I was planning for a summer vacation, then comes your post..so I thought to myself oh, I can fly to Greece..and then I look at my bank account and sigh, I could only dream about it..so be it. But as you said it gave me something which I can dream about..Greece looks beautiful through your eyes, No#4 goes to my favourites.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 12 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful scenes with striking colors, especially the sunset photos. #1 is also very interesting - perspective gives a dizzying sensation - my acrophobia kicks in.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Betty Meade 12 years, 2 months ago

Wow...amazing. Greece looks so lovely...The first shot is incredible... how did you manage to get that perspective (were you on another bridge)?? Very nice.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ela 12 years, 2 months ago

great views! i like especially last one. Just amazing! :)

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 2 months ago

I have been to some of the places in these postcards- Delphi, the temple of Poseidon and various greek islands not pictured here. I have an old photo of me standing by the temple when I was young and naive. Your set does justice to the beauty of Greece and captures the magic. I remember the wonderful light when I looked out to sea at Delphi and felt it's timelessness, could imagine greek gods loking down and pegasus flying by. Yikes and I hadn't even had a drink!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim 12 years, 2 months ago

not workign yet but it is raining here so ,,,feels gret watching this. 1 is an incredible view, amazing blue, guess you were in another bridge??
Love the notes of red colour in 9 and 15 is a dream really,,what a country,,,ty for sharing, perfect set for my rainy day!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gillian 12 years, 2 months ago

Great postcards - makes me want to visit there now! My favourite is no 5, the colours are amazing.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
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