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The Big Blue

I captured this breathtaking view while I was taking a relaxing cruise starting from the port of Hersonissos (Crete, Greece). The ancient town of "Heronissos" was an important seaport from Classical Greece through Byzantine times. The contemporaneous port is built over the remains of the Roman port. Some traces of those remains, most of them submerged, are still visible in some places.

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Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Copyright: © Maria Gialitaki