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Chalcis or Chalkida (pron.: /ˈkælsɪs/; Modern Greek: Χαλκίδα [xalˈciða], Ancient Greek/Katharevousa: Χαλκίς), the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, is situated on the strait of the Evripos at its narrowest point. The name is preserved from antiquity and is derived from the Greek χαλκός (copper, bronze), though there is no trace of any mines in the area. In the late Middle Ages, it was known as Negropont (Italian: Negroponte, "black bridge"; Greek: Νεγροπόντε), a name that was applied to the entire island of Euboea as well. (wikipedia)

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Comments (8)

Kleopatra Manoliou on February 14, 2013

Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία!!! 1+1.

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2013

Πολύ εντυπωσιακή ! Φιλικά, Χρήστος

starMAN on March 2, 2013

What a view! Well done! voted and liked.

Greetings from Rio, MAN

Vasilis Protopapas on March 2, 2013

Thank you very much!!!

Paul Reusch on March 3, 2013

Fantastic shot!
Great Composition!

Greetings Paul Reusch

mvaro -- NO Views, t… on March 4, 2013

Great view and photo. I like it very much.

Nenad Obradovic on March 12, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

Filip Jurovatý on March 15, 2013

interesting picture.


Greeting from Slovakia, Filip.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 14, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Vasilis Protopapas
    • Taken on 2013/02/10 11:19:54
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash