Island of Kythira, Greece
Kythira is my favorite kind of Greek island. It’s off the beaten path. It’s rural with plenty of small seaside and countryside villages, and it’s relatively free of tourists.
It’s a place where the ravages of the sun, wind, rain, and sea have created dreamy secluded beaches and at the same time, lonely swathes of barren countryside.
The first time I laid eyes on the island of Kythira, I was struck by endless sight lines of dusty rocks and dry vegetation. I had a surreal feeling that I had landed on another planet. And then, my eyes shifted to expansive views of the Aegean Sea. I no longer noticed or cared about the bland terrain covering the hills and flat lands by the sea.
This post is for the WordPress Photo Challenge: Elemental, where Erica V. challenges us to explore the elements of earth, air, water, and fire through the landscapes that surround us.