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Velvet, the author, by the wall of a Medieval fortress in Monemvasia. In the background, the castle town of Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

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From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive places in Greece. Righteously so, Monemvasia, the Greek Medieval castle…

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A beautiful stone bridge over clear blue river waters in the Voidomatis - Aoos National Park

Wanderlust :: Going Off The Grid

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To travel is to live and a good journey is not about the destination or even it’s duration. It’s all about the experience of wandering in another place and discovering…

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View of the Saint Nicholas church at the Vaporia Quarter in Hermoupolis, Syros

Postcards from Syros :: The Guide

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Greetings everyone! I hope you’re all well and in a wanderlust mood. As promised this post is about Syros, the “capital” of Cyclades, an island complex in the Aegean Sea.…

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Elisabeth in a navy blue Bardot dress. A sandy beach in the background makes the perfect backdrop. This is what you can wear to a Greek island.

Packing for the Greek Islands: The Summer Guide

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Ladies, can you think of anything worse than getting ready for a dream vacation only to realize when you get there that you have packed all the wrong things?! So,…

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Velvet leaning against a sail while on a sailing trip

Wanderlust Adventure: Sailing

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A Weekend Sailing at the Greek Islands Some years back, George and I (way before we got married) along with two other couples went sailing for a weekend with a…

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View of the Acropolis and the quarter of Plaka in Athens. Image by Velvet.

3+1 Reasons to Visit Athens in Greece

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Athens, named after the goddess Athena is located in the region of Attica with an exceptional regional-climate (also known as the Attica climate — imagine 300 days/yr of sunshine). This…

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Partial view of a small village in the Greek countryside of the Peloponese - Stemnitsa.

Journey – Stemnitsa – Traditional village in Greek countryside

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Last weekend we visited the heart of the Peloponese and in particular a traditional village called Stemnitsa in the Arcadia region, built on a rough rocky mountainous terrain at an…

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