Location: Mavrovouni, Greece
Address: Mavrovouni 232 00
Date: Aug 2015
Mavrovouni is a small Greek village located in the South Pelopponese. The name Mavrovouni means Black Mountain. The village sits on the top of the mountain above.
A short distance from Mavrovouni is the larger fishing town of Gytheio. You can see the homes of Gytheio and Cranae Island as you look across the water.
As you work your way to the top of the mountain you go past the homes with their terracotta rooftops and white painted walls. We made this climb several times in the heat of the mid-day sun.
At the very top of the village stands the church The Three Holy Hierarchs.
On land next to the church sits Goulades Castle. This castle was built in the late 1700s.
The view from the hills spreads out revealing the beautiful scenery.
As the sun begins to set, you get an even more spectacular view as you look towards the Mediterranen Sea.
The sun sets behind the rows of olive trees. The sky, sea and land come together as one to reveal shades of blue, orange, pink and yellow. A typical end to another day in a small village beside the sea.
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