When it’s the end of summer and the tourists have left, you can enjoy walking along a deserted beach on a Greek island.
That’s about the only sound you hear, except for a few birds and maybe the motor of a boat in the distance.
On our second night on the island of Patmos, my friend and I grabbed our cameras and walked over to Petra Beach to explore the sites through our camera lenses. The beach is made up of large pebbles and stones, running toward the southern end of the island, near the quiet fishing village of Grikos, where our hotel was located.
|Solitude on Petra Beach on the Greek island of Patmos.|
During the winter months, Petra also is home to a small marsh with several migratory birds, such as several flocks of swans, herons, and wild ducks.
But during late September, just empty boats call Petra Beach home.
|Two by two - docked together along Petra Beach.|
|This fancy yacht was facing towards Grikos Bay.|
|A herd of goats were grazing on the other side of the beach.|
|An abandoned red van near an olive tree along Petra Beach.|
|Wildflowers along Petra Beach.|