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The 1611 metre high Mount Fengari, Samothraki island, Greece at My Favourite Planet
Samothraki's north coast from the sea near Kamariotissa. 1611 metre high Mount Fengari dominates.
46 pages of photos
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© David John

photos of Samothraki island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

photos 1 - 5
  Approaching Samothraki by sea
on the ferry from Alexandroupolis.

photos of Mount Fengari, Samothraki, Greece at My Favourite Planet

photos 6 - 7
  Mount Fengari (moon), 1611 metres high,
from the main port Kamariotissa.

According to Homer, the Greek sea god Poseidon
watched the siege of Troy from Mount Fengari.

photos of Paleopolis Archaeological Museum, Samothraki, Greece at My Favourite Planet

photos 8 - 14
  Paleopolis Archaeological Museum, Samothraki.

The museum is just 2 Km from the main port Kamariotissa,
at the entrance to the archaeological site of the Sanctuary
of the Great Gods, Samothraki's main tourist attraction.

Samothraki Archaeological Museum is closed
until December 2015 due to renovation.

photos of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothraki, Greece at My Favourite Planet

photos 15 - 25
  Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothraki.

One of ancient Greece's most sacred places and goal of pilgrimage, alongside Delos, Delphi and Claros.
The mysterious cult here worshipped deities much more ancient than the classical Greek Pantheon.

photos of Chora village, Samothraki, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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  Chora, the old hilltop capital of Samothraki,
flanked by a 15th century Gateluzzi tower.

Chora has a long history, both glorious and tragic. Today
it is a sleepy village, which occasionally wakes up to the
sound of clinking ouzo glasses and plaintive bazoukis.

photos of Kamariotissa harbour, Samothraki, Greece at My Favourite Planet

photos 42 - 46
  At the seaside.

Comings and goings around Kamariotissa's harbour.
 
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