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Now that the winter gets closer and closer, I think it's about time to show the other aspect of the beauty of my country. Of course most of you have heard a lot about the beautiful islands and crystal clear waters and incredible beaches all around Greece. But there is also a lot of beauty hidden in the mountainous regions of my country.

This photo is taken in the mountainous region of Arkadia where you can find some of the most beautiful villages of Greece (Vytina, Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Zatouna, Libovitsi -"home" of one of the most important national heroes of the revolution of 1821, Theodoros Kolokotronis). Especially Dimitsana is one of the 5 most beautiful villages of the whole Greek inland, and also a very important for the struggle agains the Ottomans, because it was there where the gun powder for the revolution was produced (you can visit a museum about that).

In all this villages, that are gathered around the ski resort of Mainalon Mt., you can find some excellent hotels and guesthouses most of them surrounded by huge forests, like "Chalet Elati", the one in the photo.

*I used the DRI Method for this one. Three shots, converted a total 9 times from RAW to TIFF, with a diference of 1 EV the one from the other.

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