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.