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Petra is a lovely coastal area on Patmos, about 6km south-east from Chora, the town in and around the Castle.
There's a long and beautiful beach there with the same name. "Petra" means stone in greek and at the northern end of the beach there's a huge rock which had been used as a hermitage many centuries ago.

Behind the beach, there's a large flat area, a lake where birds like swans, wild ducks and erodius find shelter during winter.

The rock is also called Kalikatsou, a name used for a small crow (jackdaw) that used to live there. (http://www.holiday.gr)

In summer the flat area can serve different kinds of "birds":)

From Wikipedia:

Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required.[...]

The paramotor, weighing from 45 to 80 pounds (20 to 36 kg) is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 feet or 3 metres) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After takeoff, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.

Prices for a complete new package (wing, harness, and motor) vary from approximately $6000 USD to $9500 USD

Workshop: A picture with a little closer look at the engine, taken a little while before this one, during preparation.

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