Taking Penelope for the first time to the Acropolis in Athens Greece
Our daughter has fallen asleep countless times with stories from Greek mythology. One of her favorites is how Athens got its name from the goddess Athena.
Walking around the Acropolis then up to the sacred hill to the Parthenon was very special for even at the age of seven.
Discovering Sicily in the middle of October with family
Most of the time you hear about people visiting Sicily during the Summer months to enjoy the sun and swim in the beautiful beaches the Italian island has to offer.
Yes, Santorini has another side to it.
After visiting Santorini many times you are lucky to discover the local aspects of the island.
One of them being the small town of Pyrgos. This is usually where I love to stay when I go with my family.
This year after having lunch in the town square of Pyrgos at Kantouni restaurant we booked or stay on the beach of Perivolos.
Staying on the cliffs of Santorinis Caldera in the middle of August is completely insane. Prices are through the roof and the crowds make it somewhat unpleasant.
And after visiting the calmness of Amorgos we chose to be on the beach. A bit more family-friendly and spacious it was a welcome 2 nights.
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Visiting “The Big Blue” of Amorgos Greece
The island of Amorgos has been on my bucket list since 1988 when the movie, The Big Blue first came out.
A few years earlier my family had moved from the States to my mothers island of Lesvos then later to Crete. The movies’ cinematography and music simply revoked all the positive of the island live in Greece.
Walking up the steps to the monastery of Chozoviotisa then swimming in the crystal clear waters just bellow Saint Anna was as if living in Luc Besson’s majestic film.
Doing this with my family was even better. Both my wife and daughter loved the place. And my personal expectations were also met.
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Yes, Crete even has a few lakes
Believe it or not, the island of Crete known for its award-winning beaches has a few lakes.
One of them just 15 min drive from the city center of Chania in the area of Agia. And that is actually the name of the lake.
Penelope and I took a short day trip and enjoyed nature together with the lakes ducks and geese.
When on the island perhaps lake Agia should be on your radar of visits.
Finding some inspiration & new hope for 2018 at the Botanical park of Chania Crete
From my personal journal, this short photo story takes you into the Botanical Park of Chania Crete in the middle of Winter.