The Libyan Sea is the portion of the Mediterranean Sea north of the African coast of ancient Libya, i.e. Cyrenaica, and Marmarica (the coast of what is now eastern Libya and western Egypt, between Tobruk and Alexandria).This designation was used by ancient geographers describing the southern Mediterranean, but the term is also used by modern travel writers and cartographers.

The southern coastline of Crete which borders the Libyan Sea includes the Asterousia Mountains and Mesara Plain; this area is the locus of considerable ancient Bronze Age settlement including the sites of Kommos, Hagia Triada and Phaistos.

It was in mid-June 2017, we were on about a month long road trip across the island of Crete and were just checked in at Triopetra Notos Hotel, as there were still plenty of time until the super, we decided to explore nearby vicinity driving our rental Opel car. 

Car parked for sunset photography

Car parked for sunset photography

I just adore evenings like this - see other adventures from Catching the sunset series:

Sunset at Libyan Sea

Sunset at the Libyan Sea

As usual, I was equipped with a sturdy tripod, extra telephoto lenses and desire to make HDR's

Sunset at Libyan Sea

Sunset at the Libyan Sea

Sunset at Libyan Sea (telephoto HDR)

Sunset at Libyan Sea (telephoto HDR)

Now, what do you think? Did we catch it after all? Leave a comment, readers, and team at  Piece of Life would love to hear!