Mt. Olympus, Meteora, Crete, & the Greek Isles
All photos by Jason Mills or Jordanna Max Brodsky.
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On Mt. OlympusThe lower slopes of the mountain are covered in bright wildflowers and buzzing with insects.
Summit of Mt. Olympus at DawnView from the mountain shelter ("refuge") at dawn, before starting out for the final ascent to the summit.
Summits of OlympusView from the Skala Plateau. To the right is Mytikas, "the nose," the highest peak of Olympus.
Skala PlateauJordanna slogging her way up the Skala Plateau, the final leg of the hike before reaching "Mytikas."
Summit of Mount OlympusA small Greek flag marks the summit of the nation's highest peak--and the home of the Olympians.
MytikasThe summit of Olympus as seen from the Skala Plateau beneath. The scale is deceptive. If you look VERY closely, you should be able to see a tiny speck of a hiker.
Path to MytikasRed dots mark the way along a narrow ridge that leads to the summit. Clouds block the view on either side.
MeteoraSunset over Meteora in northern Greece, site of monasteries spectacularly situated on natural fingers of rock.
Balos Lagoon, CreteThis is where I imagine Orion lies resting beside the sea, communing with his father Poseidon.