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Cats from Chora {Naxos}

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On the Greek island of Naxos cats are not allowed inside the houses - they live on the streets and roofs of sun-dappled villages, and are as much a part of the landscape as the whitewashed buildings and blue sea.

Their relationship to the villages is unique: while they are not entirely domestic, they are not wild. The villagers care for them, but the cats have made their homes in the warm sun outdoors. These spectacular photographs by Hans Silvester capture the cats playing, haunting, and prowling along the streets, steps, and rooftops of one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations on earth.

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Source: Cats in the Sun by Hans Silvester

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  1. Oh, I just stumbled upon your blog and got to say that I absolutely love your niche! I had no idea there are so many cats on that Greek island. I love the photography, very neat captures here.
    x Finja |

  2. Wow, wonderful photos and what a picturesque place.

  3. What a beautiful place and these cats look good. Why are they not allowed inside? What a bout dogs? I see a black lab in the first photo. Love the one cat with the white chalk line down the centre of his head...really pretty and unique looking cat

  4. waves two everee one frum TT; ewe all due look well cared lee awesum photoz...we knead ta head over two
    amazon N chex thiz out !! ☺☺♥♥

  5. That freeze-action shot of the cat leaping is astonishing - great image!!!
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Whoa, nice collection of shots. I wonder why they are not allowed indoors.

    Emma and Buster

  7. What wonderful pictures. I really like the picture of the cat taking a flying leap. The cats look so happy.

  8. Interesting pictures, but apparently the life of cats on Naxos and other Greek islands is far from idyllic. TNR!!!

  9. What wonderful photos - love the leaping cat! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and sorry for the late commenting

  10. Oh, this elderly woman with a pure heart <3 I feel that she really loves these cats!