Looking up to Ano Symi (Chorio – the upper town) from Yialos (the harbour and lower town) on the beautiful Greek Island of Symi (or Simi). Neo-classical buildings are stacked up the hillside and there is a line of ruined windmills high on the ridge.

A lone yacht navigates Gialos (or Yialos) harbour as it heads back out to sea.

Symi is a member of the Dodecanese group of Greek islands and lies 24 nautical miles to the north east of the Island of Rhodes.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at Sym, Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.

Featured in : Greece and all things Hellenic : 24 Aug 11

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    A marvellous capture Tom. Imagine if those windmill had been intact, what a picture.

  • Thank you kindly Don …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 3 years ago

    wonderfully captred tom – and yes imagining with don what they must have looked like in their day..

    fantastic with that lone yacht approaching

  • Thank you dear Maggie, it is a beautiful little Island …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Braedene
    Braedeneabout 3 years ago

    Almost luminescent light round the windows of these buildings – superb shot . Great light on the roofs too.

  • Thank you kindly Liz …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakabout 3 years ago

    just when i feel like i need a break you come along an take me oan yer holidays!..love it

  • Cheers pal, yi wid love it there, the locals are smashin an they love the Scots …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom … love your island images !

  • Thank you dear Trish …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, love the terracotta colours and warmth Tom

  • Thank you kindly Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 3 years ago

    What a glorious place Tom. A stunning capture.

  • Thank you so much Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • traveller
    travellerabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Tom, I love that burst of light on the hillside.

  • Thank you kindly Ian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 3 years ago

    it amazes me to see these houses in these countries ( Greece especially ) on the side of hills like this .. they are everywhere ! lovely shot

  • Thank you dear Elaine, I love Greece …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, Tom

  • Thank you kindly Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

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