See a new side of the popular Greek island of Corfu in these aerial photographs
As tourists flock to the island of Corfu for the summer season, spectacular images show the Greek island basking in the summer sunshine as holiday revellers relax on a golden sand beach with colourful parasols, boats anchor at a clear-blue marina and restaurants open up on narrow, traditional streets.
The photographs were taken in Corfu by salesman Nikolaos Diavatis, from the island but now living in Uppsala, Sweden. “In my photography I like to capture geometrical and symmetrical shapes,” he said. “It’s always my aim, having the possibility to come on air and position the camera however I want gives my countless possibilities...This project came more naturally when I bought my drone for some months ago, so I took it with me to my trip to Greece."
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by two imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.