Milos Island, Greece: photos from Oktober 2008 - Sarakinikos coast

Milos north coast has one of the geological wonders of the world to offer: the section around Sarakinikos Bay,- cliffs of ancient volcanic ash and pumice flow deposits, spectacularly polished and gullied by erosion.
Normally, a sunbathers paradise in summer, it reveals a rough beauty when the wind and waves become stronger.
The following are photos taken during a hike along the coast (something not to be missed when you travel to Milos!) in Oct. 2008.
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White pumice and ash flow deposits form spectacular coastal cliffs near Firiplaka, north of Sarakinikos. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
White pumice and ash flow deposits form spectacular coastal cliffs near Firiplaka, north of Sarakini... [info]
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Large pumice scuptured out of the deposit's surface by erosion  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large pumice scuptured out of the deposit's surface by erosion (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The mighty ash deposits are cut by wave action into deep, vertical gullies and sea caves. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The mighty ash deposits are cut by wave action into deep, vertical gullies and sea caves. (Photo: To... [info]
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10 meter deep canyon at the coast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
10 meter deep canyon at the coast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Faulted finely layered volcanic ash sediments containing a scoria bomb (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Faulted finely layered volcanic ash sediments containing a scoria bomb (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Large pumice stones embedded in the ash flow deposit, forming an arc over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large pumice stones embedded in the ash flow deposit, forming an arc over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Natural bridge over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Natural bridge over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Golden, sandy beach near Firiplaka (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Golden, sandy beach near Firiplaka (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion at the white cliffs has created natural arches over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion at the white cliffs has created natural arches over the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small protected bay (Mytikas) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small protected bay (Mytikas) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bay with beach and natural sea cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bay with beach and natural sea cave (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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White layered ash deposits at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
White layered ash deposits at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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White cliffs formed by once submarine ash layers at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
White cliffs formed by once submarine ash layers at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The beautifully sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The beautifully sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Smooth white rock surfaces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Smooth white rock surfaces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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