On the Cycladic island of Sifnos, Greece, I found myself awed by this tiny Greek Orthodox Church. Built on the edge of tiny peninsula, The Church of the Seven Martyrs seemed to be part of a magical and dreamlike scene – floating in the blue of the Aegean. I couldn’t take my eyes off the church as I walked up a rocky path that lead to island’s ancient Chora towering high above it.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 02
Award Score: 57 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 15, Style 10, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Sifnos Island | Greece
Photographer: Marissa Tejada (Athens, Greece) Registered Photographer
Marissa is an award-winning American freelance journalist and travel writer based in Greece. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island (NY) and has followed her media career across the world. She has lived in Upstate New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington State, Orlando and San Francisco. She has held diverse roles on both sides of the camera, from behind the scenes at an international news bureau to covering local and national news as a television reporter and anchor. Living in Europe inspired her to write her debut novel, Chasing Athens, which was released in April 2014. When she’s not writing her second book, she’s updating her travel insights and photography posts on her blog my Greece, my travels.