Saturday, June 22, 2013

Aegean getaway

Three hours away from dream…

an eternal destination

Greek Archipelago

Cyclades islands

The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle  
around the sacred island of Delos.
 According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, 
furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.

architecture in white and blue...

blue and white...

a heavenly accommodation

a breathtaking view

just the two of us…

night out

exotic sandy beaches

exquisite seafood

isolated chapels...dazzling light 

wild barren landscape 

crystal clear waters

a happy woman! 

Most blogger have visited Greece and the islands 
and I’m happy that they keep sweet memories from my country.
Greece? Highly Recommend!

Thank you so much and I’ll be back 
commenting οn your wonderful blogs.


  1. Nice to meet you, Olympia ;-)! I like the blue sky...I would like it to see it here but the next two weeks we don't have real summer days. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!!

    Wish you a happy weekend! Sending hugs, Ingrid

  2. That looks like heaven, nice to see a picture of you too! I love the picture of the church and the whiteness of it against the blue sea. It looks a wonderful place to visit your photos are wonderful I want to pack my bags now!
    Sarah x

  3. Dear Olympia - yes, it is true, you have plenty of reason to be a happy woman - it all looks so peaceful, calm and idyllic with a simmering heat haze over the whole. Gorgeous - and a lovely photo of you too.

  4. How beautiful! I would love to visit there someday. It looks heavenly.

  5. Wonderful pictures!!
    Wonderful Greece!!Enjoy!!

  6. Oh, you make me want to go back to Greece RIGHT AWAY! I sometimes wonder if the Greek flag is blue and white because of the beautiful sea and the white houses. I suppose that is not the real reason.

    1. No Jenny, this is not the officially version but it can certainly be explained by this.
      The significance of the blue and white colors according to Wikipedia:
      Usages cited include the pattern of blue and white formations (created from placing white metal layers on a blue surface) on the shield of Achilles,the connection of the colors with goddess Athena, Alexander the Great's army banners, blue and white flags supposedly used during Byzantine times,supposed coats of arms of imperial dynasties and noble families, uniforms, emperors' clothes, patriarchs' thrones etc....

  7. Oh, you make me want to go back to Greece RIGHT AWAY! I sometimes wonder if the Greek flag is blue and white because of the beautiful sea and the white houses. I suppose that is not the real reason.

  8. What a beautiful photo's.
    Greece is really wonderful!
    Have a nice Sunday.

    Inge, my choice

  9. Dear Olympia,

    Greece really does look like paradise and I enjoyed seeing all your gorgeous photos.
    I can see you are having a relaxing and wonderful holiday amongst the beautiful blue ocean and sunny skies and love the white homes set overlooking the water. Lovely to see a photo of you too.

    Enjoy your weekend

  10. Hello Olympia

    I am sold. You had me at the opening picture. I am definitely coming to your beautiful country. Save some seafood and keep those boats at harbour, as I want to paint.

    Fond wishes for a beautiful weekend


  11. Dearest Olympia,
    Lovely photos and you did well in representing Greece in a very attractive way.
    You for sure did have a good time.
    Hugs and happy Sunday.

  12. What a great accomodation! And beautiful pictures again.
    Have a nice sunday!
    Greatings from Aleta

  13. A wonderful look into paradise, these photos really make me dream ! Greece here I come ! Have a nice Sunday dear Olympia.

  14. Wat is Griekenland mooi! En wat heerlijk om van zoveel mooie dingen te genieten in zon, zee en wind.
    Het is hier zo koud.
    Prachtige foto's Olympia, en leuk jullie te zien!

    Lieve groet,

  15. Dear Olympia
    What a beautiful post,and your photos are so great presentation of Greece nature beauty:)
    I love Greece,wonderful country:)
    Many hugs

  16. It would be a pleasure to visit your beautiful country.

  17. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Olympia! What a lovely holiday you must have had. You look great on the photo! Love your hat.

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  18. Your photos is so wonderful, the color
    of the sea is amazing.

  19. Oh what gorgeous picture of beautiful greece. My first holiday with my husband was to greece so it holds a special place in my heart. My son is off on his first holiday with his friends to greece in the morning so I will be hoping he will be good and come home safe. Have a great week

  20. Dear Olympia,

    oh I can always dreaming when I can see your great pictures.
    What a wonderful place on earth - so perfect houses - the architecture is fantastic.
    The beach only a dream and thank you for your coloured feets (haha).
    You a nice woman - you look good with your hat.
    Thank you for the trip - I have showed the pictures to my husband. I will go there next year. I will it !!!!

    Enjoy the good weather and relax in the sun.

    your Bluemchenmama

  21. Lieve Olympia,

    Op het ogenblik met het wisselvallige weer en temperaturen in Holland is het dubbel genieten van jou prachtige foto reportage.

    Griekenland is overal mooi met al die bijzondere plekjes en haar vele eilanden,
    wat hadden/hebben jullie een heerlijke accomodatie uitgezocht om te relaxen,
    en wat zijn jullie een prachtig stel☺☺

    Ja ,ik weet dat het 23 - 24 juni, Orthodox Pinksteren is,maak er een mooie feestdag van.
    En bedankt voor je lieve reactie op mijn Kreta post.

    Liefs en ♥♥♥♥lijke groeten!!!

  22. Dear Olympia,

    I'm absolutely lost for words. Your pictures are so lovely! What a wonderful ambassadeur for Greece you are my friend. Me and my husband got engaged in Greece so Greece will always have a special place in our heart.♥

    Me and my family have just been to Ireland for a week so that's why I'm writing about Ireland on my blog at the moment. :)

    Take care sweet Olympia!


  23. Dear Olympia.
    I was thinking of YOU!
    and when I check my email, you have been and visited me, with the kindest of words! Thank you...
    ~ Heaven on earth, your pictures look to me.I am happy to say, we are coming to Greece in September! Kefalonia....I am so excited, it is our first grown up holiday with out our off springs!! hehe..You have I am sure many, many experiences to treasure with your young daughter! I thank you once a gain for your kind words for my son! We are excited and proud! Take time to dream lovely blog friend! Hugs Maria x

  24. Wow! Olympia, you look really nice with the hat on in the picture.

    We made a Greek island tour two years ago ( Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Chrete, we stayed 5 days on each island): gorgeous, just as you describe it above. We have a fond memory of the boat trips, the food, the beaches, the people.

    We like the island of Paros best.

    Whereabouts do you live in Greece?

  25. My son just went yesterday to Zante I hope he is putting on lots of sunscreen. He was bursting with excitement

  26. Did you know that blue and white are Finland's colors as well. We have blue and white in our flag. We have blue sky and thousands of lakes and white snow. Those are beautiful colors. Greece is beautiful and warm. Now, it's as warm here in Finland as in Greece. I just love it!

  27. I feel like I've been to Heaven! Beautiful... beautiful pictures! I love Greece... I love everything about it. The islands are so beautiful, with the bright blue roofs, the steps, the beautiful bouganvillla creeping onto the white washed walls! SO MUCH BEAUTY! But... I'm in Italy, so I shouldn't complain!



  28. Soooooo beautiful, Olympia! The sky is so blue! I love that photo of the white church with the bell towers. Thanks for sharing your amazing 'postcard' photos - you are a great photographer! :)
    x Loi

  29. You are sharing such divine beauty, happy woman! I visited Greece a long ago, perhaps it is time to return ... thank you!

  30. Such beauty you have in your amazing country! Thank you for taking us along on your lovely vacation - it is like a dream. Hugs, xoxo

  31. Such a lovely white and blue typical architecture! Love Greece! Looks like you are having wonderful and special time!

  32. Wow Olympia. Your photographs are beautiful and I can't wait to one day visit Greece!

  33. OMG that is gorgeous holiday apartment and the view, wow. There I would love to stay for a while.

  34. Me has dejado impresionada, me encanta este lugar es precioso, todo un remanso de paz y tranquilidad.
    Eres muy guapa y tienes unos pies preciosos.

  35. Thank you for stopping by my blog. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. I've loved seeing all your sunny pictures while it's grey and drizzly here! xx

  36. Dear Olympia, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment! What a beautiful blog you have, and I love this post of your holiday time in Greece...idyllic! I am now following you over at Bloglovin and look forward to reading more of your lovely blog! Have a lovely weekend! Sharon

  37. Hello there! Are you Greek Olympia????
    Glad to find you.
    You have new follower from Greece.
    I will appriciate it i f you follow me back.
    Visit ou facebook fan page too.
    Thank you so much!

    Much love from,

  38. Oh Olympia - the Cyclades!!! This post brings memories back, back to the time when I was visiting for years Mykonos. The light, the empty beaches, beaches which could be only reached by boat or bus and walking over hills.....
    Not to forget the wonderful local people I've met during the years. Greeks who always welcomed me and my friends or whoever I was traveling with, welcomed in a way as I belong to their family.
    So, I'm so happy to have you as a "blog friend", giving me the chance for a "trip" to Greece, even if only by "armchair-traveling"!
    But - would pack my bag 'tout de suite' - if I only could! Best time for me was always mid to late September, not many tourists, well - in the old days.
    Kept this wonderful post for the end of my blog-traveling, and just say Thank YOU, Merci, Danke!


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