I am a landscape astrophotographer based in a small city in western Greece. My wife and I got our first DSLR camera in 2014 to be ready for the birth of our daughter. At some point, I decided to use it for some night photography and I’ve spent the last two years shooting nightscapes all over my beautiful country!

As Geoff Chester once said: “The night sky is the world’s largest national park with its stark beauty available to anyone who steps outside and looks up”.

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Landscape astrophotography has led me outdoors so many times, to paths i never knew they existed, to mountains i would never visit otherwise, and has made me appreciate my time under the starry sky

After i finished the shooting, I stood alone in the middle of the arena, looked at the starry sky and was excited by the thought that my ancestors saw almost the same show some 2500 years ago

Time travel

This magnificent theater is 2500 years old and could fit almost 7000 spectators. In the night sky, one can see the constellation of Orion, the great hunter with his loyal dog Sirius

A waterfall that seems to have its springs right in the starry sky is creating a small lake and a real oasis

When i came back to the camera to examine the shots, to my surprise i saw that i had also captured a “comet”! As this evening was full of fireflies, one of them passed in front of the camera during the exposure!

Artotivas stone bridge (600 years old)

A night in June, as I was driving home I could not resist stopping to the side of the road, to spent some more time under the starry sky

A meteor is heading towards amateur astronomers during an astroparty on Mt Parnon.

Yūgen is a Japanese word pertaining to a profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived,” Henry Thoreau

A climbers hut on Mt Parnon, Greece 1420m is illuminated both by starlight and artificial light. A climber was returning to the hut to sleep with his flashlight on, as I was shooting this exposure

Ancient harbor near Missolonghi, Greece

The feeling of adventure is really different during the night time: It’s a balance between the calmness of the night in Nature and the state of your mind trying to overcome challenges and fear