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Agia Paraskevi Cave in Skotino Village - Gouves

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The Skotino cave is one of the largest and more impressive caves among the many caves found in Crete.

The cave lies high on a hill northwest of the village of Skotino, a few kilometers inland south of Gouves. It is also known as Agia Paraskevi cave from the church dedicated to Saint Paraskevi built on top of it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skotino_cave

  • Hersonissos Municipality over 1 year ago
    Thank you Richard for your encouraging comment, it was a difficult shot, one of those that you have to think twice before act, so from this point of view its very nice to hear positive comments especially from a panorama's guru like you. I had a close look at your job and it is really stunning you have absolutely master the beast.... What is your current equipment...?
  • Richard Chesher over 1 year ago
    Very very well done! The image is beautiful and technically it is pure magic.
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