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Vai, Crete #4

Beach and Minoan ruins near Vai on the east coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea

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While poring over maps planning our two week holiday explore of the Mediterranean island of Crete my wife Liz and I thought we would be able to drive over the entire island from our base on the north eastern coast at Hersonissos.

However, we didn't quite realise just how big Crete was and in the end we had to restrict ourselves to exploring just the eastern half of the island.

We actually made it as far east as it's possible to go, ending up at the rather surreal seaside resort of Vai, with its rocky cliffs, suprisingly sandy beach and acres of protected palm trees.

After a cooling paddle in the Med we moved up the coast just a little way to another secluded beach, overlooked by the ruins of the ancient Minoan city of Ithanos.

What an absolutley lovely place, and well worth the longish drive to get there.

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Image data

Filename - crete vai 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/13sec @ f16, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Near Vai, Crete

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Small aperture used for increased depth of field.