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Visit the shorelines of Greece with Nicholas Prakas.
Longtime friend, brand photographer, and beach connoisseur.

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your connection with Greece.

 

My parents were born in Greece (My father is from central Greece and my mom is from the Southern Dodecanese). As a child, I had spent some summers there, really fell in love, and felt at home. So much so, I would cry for entire plane rides when we would have to return to the states. I eventually made a full-time move there in my 20s and now, for the last few years, I've been dividing my time between Greece and the States.

 

 

 

 

 

Elli Beach, Rhodes

 

This is our city beach in Rhodes. It's positioning at the northernmost point on the island, where the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas meet, makes it quite special. A great spot for 

people-watching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beaches of Pelion.

 

Where the mountains meet the sea. 

 

 

 

 

A woman wearing a brown one piece swimsuit.

 

 

 

 

 

A woman wearing a red bikini.

Why do you love photographing the ocean and people at the beach?  

 

I grew up swimming in the Sound of Long Island and spent some influential summers as a child in Greece on Rhodes. I have always felt a connection to the sea. It’s mysterious. It’s never quite clear what you’ll encounter, what lies below the surface and its motion never ceases. And the shorelines in Greece are open to all, so all classes of society collide which is what makes it so interesting to me as well. There is no way to differentiate who you are, where you are from or how much money you make. We are all just swimming together. 

 

 

 

 

Damári Beach, Leros.

 

The best beaches are always the hardest to reach. I’ve spent days here alone. The view of those three peaks always captivates me. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plákes, Kastellorizo 

 

An old stone quarry on the coast of this tiny island. It’s the first island that you approach as you come from the Levant to Greece.

 

 

Thank you, Nicholas!

You can follow Nicholas @prakas

 

 

 

 

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