Islands Photography

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Discovery of the land of smoke and fire Tierra del Fuego puts the “full stop” to the American continent and our discovery of Patagonia. It is overwhelmingly promoted as the end of the world. The name itself has some lovely stories attached to it, none of them likely to be true. The best comes from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]