Kalamaki Sunset

Skywatch Friday

Kalamaki, a village just north of Matala on the Messara coastline of Crete is a place that we have known for many years. Just over twenty years ago we, my wife and I, were there visiting one of the two very small tavernas that were on the beach. There were a few other buildings, but not many. We were eating shrimps just fished out of the sea, and they were superb.

This coastline faces west and you can watch the sun fall gently into the horizon as the evening wears down into night. In the taverna were some Macedonians from the north of Greece, there was toast after toast to ‘Makedon’ their home.

Today Kalamaki is much larger, but still a village. All along the front are new tavernas, bars and restaurants and today it is a holiday destination for all nationalities. But it still has the one of the finest beaches in Crete, alas not the original tavernas or the shrimps.

But still the sun winds gently into the sea as one and all stare at the beauty of this stunning moment.

Kalamaki Sunset

Kalamaki Sunset

This is a wonderful place. Enjoy!

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28 thoughts on “Kalamaki Sunset

  1. Welcome Ray! What an incredible sunset and a great first post! I had the pleasure of hiking across Crete back in the ’70s. Your beautiful photo brings it all back to me. Thank you

  2. Tanks for visiting my skywatchpicture and blog.
    Your picture was a fantastic visual taste of the Mediterranian! We have been to Cyprus 3 times, and we should very much like to go to Crete soon!
    About 40 years ago my husband worked on a fishing boat from Lofoten, and was fishing outside Båtsfjord among other places!
    Have a nice week-end!

  3. Don’t tell us too much about the localisation! That’s so beautiful, avoid the tourists arrival!
    Your picture is one of the most beautiful of this friday. You and your wife are really lucky to have been there at this specific moment.
    Thanks to share with us. From a distance, imagine all the Sky Watchers on that beach!

  4. It certainly is a wonderful place, a wonderful sunset, and a stunning photo especially with the two figures on the beach and the last rays of the sun just catching the top of the boat. Thank you for sharing this one, it has been a great pleasure getting lost in your special sunset…a glass of wine would have complemented the moment very well.

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