If you want to hike in the Mani (South Peloponnese, Greece), there are plenty of options. This picture was taken near Kardamyli (the starting point). From there we went up to Hagia Sophia (a nice little church) and then walked alongside the Viros Gorge to the monastery Moni Sotiros. From there on we hiked through the Viros Gorge (a dry river bed, at least in the dry summer months) back to Kardamyli.
The Viros Gorge starts at the foot of Profitis Ilias, the highest peak (2404m or 2407m) of the Taygetos Mountains.
The basilica of Saint Servatius and the Main Guard at the Vrijthof in Maastricht are beautifully illuminated during the blue hour. Every year the summer concerts of André Rieu take place here at the Vrijthof, in Maastricht, the city where André Rieu was born. Some nice cafés and restaurants at the Vrijthof make it a cozy place. Also the famous preuvenemint with delicious tasting at a high level (for everyone) takes place here.
After entering the Old City of Avignon through the City Gate connected to the Pont du Royaume, which crosses the river Rhone, we arrived here at Place Crillon. It was a beautiful place and a perfect spot to start discovering the old city of Avignon. The Palace of the Popes and the Pont Saint-Bénézet, better known as Pont d’Avignon are only a small walk away that takes just a couple of minutes.
Behind the cliffs of Meteora, the sun is setting. The monasteries are closed again, monks and nuns went back to their life and buses with tourists have lef again. Only hotspots for watching the sunset are still crowded. And some birds are flying back to their nest.
This beach, Agkistros Mandraki Beach, is a very beautiful, sandy beach on the island of Skiathos. It is about 1500m from the paved road. There is a bus stop (number 21, “Mandraki) and from there you can walk through the forest. At this beach there is a nice tavern, so everything is available for a nice day at the beach.
This picture was taken from the peak of the volcano near Kameni Chora on Methana, a peninsula connected with the Peloponnese. From this point you have a great view over the island Aegina until Piraeus, the harbour of Athens.
During the blue hour, Oia is illuminated beautifully and the last daylight is leaving at the horizon. This creates a great mood at Santorini, which only few tourists will see because they all left after the sun had set.
The very imposing Forum Romanum in Rome, Italy, during twilight as a panoramic picture. I’ve taken this picture in the year 2010, when the Forum Romanum wasn’t illuminated at night, so most of the light is the last natural light of that day.
In the northern part of Evia (Eboea), the second largest island of Greece, this beautiful waterfall can be found. It is called after the village Drymona in the neighbourhood and it is set in a very beautiful nature area. A good hiking path makes it easy for visitors to get to this waterfall. At the time of our visit (october), the creek didnt have much water, so the waterfall must be much more impressing at the end of winter, when water levels are much higher.
From Palea Epidauros (here seen from Hotel Yialasi, Panagia), there is a great view to Methana, a volcanic peninsula connected to the Peloponnese. If it is full moon and the moon rises during twilight, it gives a very moody view.