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Ligoneri

One of my favourite places on the island. This lovely beach is only just outside of town and (so far) has escaped the encroach of sunbeds and bars and music. There are plenty of other places that have that, so it's nice to have one or two quieter places too.

Two similar views here separated by about 12 years.... and a big fire.

The upper picture was taken in January 2011 and the lower one in 1999 a year before the big fire of summer 2000 which encroached almost right down to the sea here. Recovery of the forest is not complete, that will take years more. But these pictures help to show that Spetses is still a 'pine covered' island.