Drone Captures Poet’s Heavenly Greek Island (photos & video)



Agios Nikolaos (Courtesy of Shitterstock).
Agios Nikolaos

The tiny Greek islet of Agios Nikolaos is a unique place with a wide beach and crystal, shallow waters at the entrance of the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea.

It is a place which also provided inspiration for one of Greece’s most famous lyric poets, Angelos Sikelianos.

Agios Nikolaos (Courtesy of Shitterstock).
Agios Nikolaos

A few days ago, a YouTube user called Haanity made public a drone video showcasing the panoramic view of this heavenly place. Immediately the video went viral, reaching over 55,000 views.

Agios Nikolaos, Lefkada (Courtesy of Shutterstock).
Agios Nikolaos, Lefkada

The islet’s chapel was built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Aphrodite and was a favorite spot for fishermen.

This is the place Sikelianos chose with his U.S. wife Eva to raise their family. It was also here where the writer found inspiration to write his poetry.

Agios Nikolaos, Lefkada (Courtesy of Shutterstock).
Agios Nikolaos, Lefkada

Sikelianos lived his best years on this isolated spot, spending rainy days and endless winter months writing and reading in a tent. It was here that his small son Glaucus learned to swim even a few months before learning to walk.

Agios Nikolaos (Courtesy of Shitterstock).
Agios Nikolaos

Source: iefimerida.gr