Island of the Gods

Landscape Photography from Samothraki, the mystical and mythical Island in the Aegean Sea. This Greek island was once well known for its sacred intitiation rites. Many famous people from the past, Herodotus, Plato, Julius Ceasar and many others, visited the Island of the Gods.

Samothraki is the Island where the Winged Victory ‘Nike’ was taken from. She now lives in the Louvre museum in Paris. The island, also known as ‘Sanctuary of the Great Gods’, is mentioned in Homer’s “Iliad”. Neptune overlooked the Troy war from the top of the highest mountain on the island, Fengary, to be translated by Moon Mountain.Kim Dijkstra went to Samothraki, and created her own myth, both visual as by writing a story. You are also welcome to read ‘Fengari Souvernir’.

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Enchanted Fores
Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest on mount Saos, Samothraki’s highest mountain. 2015
Enchanted Fores
Sleeping Rock
Sleeping Rock

Rock in an Inner Sea on the Greek Island Samothraki. 2015
Sleeping Rock
Samothraki
Samothraki; Island of the Gods

Samothraki disappears into the fog, revealing only its highest mountain ridge. Fengari, the pinnacle, appears to float in the sky. 2015
Samothraki
Autumn Sky
Autumn Sky

Autumn colours on the Greek Island Samothraki. 2015
Autumn Sky
Dafnes Cascade
Dafnes Cascade

One of water island Samothraki’s amazing cascades. 2015
Dafnes Cascade
Welcome on Samothraki
Welcome Anyways

Still feel welcome on Samothraki.. 2015
Welcome on Samothraki