• Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Rock pools on the beach of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel Pub, village & beach of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Traditional seaside colorful beach huts on the beachof Southwold, Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses, lifeboat look out tower  and shingle beach of Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Beach & slipway of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses, lifeboat look out tower  and shingle beach of Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Sea front houses and Elizabethan Moat House Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Edwardian house on the seafront overlooking the beach oc Southwold, Suffolk, England
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Statue heads, from right, Herekles & Apollo  in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of  Antiochus, the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Statue head of Commagene in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of from left, Zeus, Commagene, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of from left, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Tiled  lamp column of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled architectural details of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The North Tower of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunset, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak k, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Statue head of Herekles in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of Zeus in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunset, from right,  Lion, Eagle, Herekles & Apollo,  with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunrise, from right, Eagle, Herekles, Apollo, Zeus, Commagene, Antiochus, & Eagle, 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunset, from left,  Eagle, Antiochus, Commagene, Zeus, Apollo, & Herekles with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head at sunset of Zeus & Antiocchus behind, in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Tiled commemoration plague in the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled  lamp column of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled architectural details of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled 'Province Alcoves' along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The North Tower of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic view of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic view of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic view of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Imerovigli, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Imerovigli, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Byzantine chapel, Oia (Ia) Thira Island, Santorini, Greece
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic view of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Sunset over Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Bell tower of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Thira Island, Santorini Greece.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic  over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic of blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Santorini ( Thira ) Island, Greece.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Santorini ( Thira ) Island, Greece.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sunset over the traditional Greek Orthodox churches of Oia (ia), Cyclades Island of  Thira, Santorini, Greece.<br />
<br />
The settlement of Oia had been mentioned in various travel reports before the beginning of Venetian rule, when Marco Sanudo founded the Duchy of Naxos in 1207 and feudal rule was instituted on Santorini. n 1537, Hayreddin Barbarossa conquered the Aegean islands and placed them under Sultan Selim II. However, Santorini remained under the Crispo family until 1566, passing then to Joseph Nasi and after his death in 1579 to the Ottoman Empire.
  • Panoramic view of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Panoramic view of traditional blue domed Greek Orthodox church of Oia, Island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Matera view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera from inside a Sassi cave, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Vew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic ew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic ew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic view of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Vew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Matera view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera from inside a Sassi cave, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Matera view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera from inside a Sassi cave, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Rossanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • The Roman Theatre of Aspendos, Turkey.  Built in 155 AD during the rule of Marcus Aurelius, Aspendos Theatre is the best preserved ancient theatre in Asia Minor. 96 metres in diameter it can seat 7000 the csaenae frond or backdrop wall is still intact. Following Hellenistic traditions the theatre is built into the hillside below the Acropolis.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia

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