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Crète

Crète, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Crete, Greece’s largest island, is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida (2,456m), the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological […]

Santorini

Santorini, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its two principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to […]

Delos

Delos, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Delos is a Greek island and archaeological site in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades archipelago, near Mykonos. The mythological birthplace of Apollo, it was a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. The island’s ruins encompass Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. The […]

Mykonos

Mykonos, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez meets Ibiza style and party reputation. Mykonos Town (Hora), the island’s well preserved port and capital, is a traditional white-washed Cycladic maze, deligthing in its cubist charms and its chichi cafe – bar – boutique scene. In the heart of the waterfront […]

Corfu

Corfu, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town (Kerkyra), flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes full of […]

Athens

Athens, Greece, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Athens, often refered as the craddle to Western civilisation, is a heady mix of ancient history and contemporary cool. The Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds us of the Greek heritage and drive us into a frenzy search and discovery of the past civilisation that have inhabited this land. As we […]

Vanoise

Vanoise, France, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Vanoise National Park (Parc national de la Vanoise), is a located between the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys in the French Alps. It was created in 1963, and is the first French national park. The Vanoise National Park boasts spectacular views of jagged peaks, stunning glaciers, lush meadows, and even a historic salt road. The park itself covers a vast landscape where everything […]

Beaufortain

Beaufortain, France, Travel Photography, Vin Images

The Beaufortain is an alpine area located in the department of Savoie, in France. The village of Beaufort, with its famous cheese cooperative, is the main gateway to visit this area. It is a not-to-be missed stop to enjoy a quintessential French alpine village. It is also a famous destination for cyclist, as the Tour […]

Salvador de Bahia

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Travel Photography, Vin Images

It is a possible to say that Brazil was an historical mistake. After Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas in 1492, the Spanish felt threatened by the territorial aspirations of their imperial neighbour, Portugal, with its existing colonies in west Africa, Goa and Macau. Spain therefore sought an internationally agreed territorial division that kept Portugal […]

Chapada Diamantina

Chapada Diamantina, Brazil, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Escarpments, thorn forests and rock gardens… we are a long way from the Amazon Beyond the tropical surf beaches of Bahia and coconut plantations of the north east Brazilian coast, is the dry eco-region of caatinga vegetation, best exemplified in the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Chapada Diamantina is a beautiful plateau of cliffs, escarpments and […]