Kimolos Island features a hill that offers a gorgeous view of the Aegean Sea. The hill is also home to a ruin of abandoned traditional windmills. Back in the day the Cycladic Island, like others in the island chain, thrived on these large once-functional windmills. Today, many of them remain crumbling on the hill tops where the island winds still blow. They are left abandoned, proof of what was once a part of Greek island life there.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 14
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Kimolos Island | Greece
Photographer: Marissa Tejada (Athens, Greece) Registered
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.