Friday, January 20, 2023

Winter at the Beach, Chorefto, Pelion, Greece

The beach in winter is quiet. It wonders where the happy voices and cheerful tourists have gone. Why have I been deserted? So what if the water is a bit cold and the air bracing?

Chorefto is the beach town located below the village of Zagora on the Pelion Peninsula of east central Greece. Summer is the busy season, but my visit in October was quiet and lonely.

The tavernas are closed, the tables put away for the season.

This is an example of traditional stone architecture for the Pelion area. The red trim may be a recent trend.

An unused house near the stream.

A number of streams like this tumble down from the mountain. This one does not appear to carry much sediment load because the shoreline is straight here without any obvious deltaic accumulation.

One day I may restart my series on Greek doors. It has been done before, but I'll do it better 😁

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,

You and I you and I, oh! How happy we'll be,

When each wave comes a rolling in,

We will duck or swim, and we'll float and fool around the water.

Over and under, and then up for air,

Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?

I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,

Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea.

(Words by Harold Atteridge, Music by Harry Carroll (1914))

I took these photographs with a Samsung Galaxy A53 5G mobile phone.


Mike said...

It seems one could spend a lifetime exploring all of Greece's coast roads.

Marcus Peddle said...

It reminds me a bit of the coast here in northern Korea, except the buildings in Greece look more picturesque. I thought about taking my vacation in a small town this winter, but I was afraid of not being able to find an open restaurant or convenience store. Great for day trips, though. No people!

Suzassippi said...

This is an interesting area and as always I enjoyed the photographs. It makes me want to travel again! said...

Thanks to you all for your comments. Definitely do go to Greece for the scenery, history, food, friendly people, and the sea. I just saw an interview with Prime Minister Mitsotakis, who confirmed that Greece is the economic success story of Europe now. My sister wrote that they have enjoyed an amazing tourist season, summer and winter.