A late summer break saw us visit Halkidiki in Greece. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty where no part of the land is further than 40 kilometres from the sea. Pine forests tumble down hills to the waters edge, the air being heady with their scent. It is a land steeped in mythology and history, both ancient and modern. Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, is a wonderful place for the photographer and offers subject matter diverse enough to satisfy all tastes. My first visit to the region was in 1983 and I always planned to return… but I never anticipated it taking more than 30 years. All images were taken using a Leica X Typ 113 which proved more than adequate for the task.