Marathos and Patmos Islands

April 21, 2015


Photographer: Helena Georgiou
Summary Authors: Helena Georgiou; Jim Foster

Shown in the background above is Marathos Island, Greece, as seen from Patmos Island. Marathos and Patmos are located in the Aegean Sea and are part of the Dodecanese Archipelago. Based on a 2011 census, only five people make their home on tiny Marathos (less than 1/3 sq mi in area, or about 1 sq km). Of the 32 islands that make up the Dodecanese island group, 18 are uninhabited. The archipelago rests atop the area where the African Tectonic Plate slides below the Aegean Tectonic Plate. As a result, during the course of human occupation strong earthquakes have been a constant threat. Photo taken on June 6, 2013.

Photo details: Camera Maker: SONY; Camera Model: DSLR-A350; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Aperture: ƒ/10.0; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows.