Thursday, June 13, 2013

My father's natal village

Οn the road to Korfos…

Two years have passed since my last visit 
to this magnificent place, Korfos.

In Greek ”Korfos” means “bosom” and that is because 
the village is guarded and  sheltered from the 
winds and bad weather and the sea resembles a lake.

For the novice visitor the approach of the village 
is breathtaking because suddenly, at the turn 
of the road which passes pine-covered mountains 
and rocky hillsides, the sea appears in front of you 
in a very spectacular way.  

The purpose of the visit can not be other than 
contact with unspoiled nature and fresh seafood! 

Korfos is a small fishing village and the birthplace of my father.
It’s located on the coast of a bay of the Saronic Gulf.  

I’m attached to this small port town that reminds me 
of my childhood and my loved ones. 
This land is really soaked in memories 
so I deeply enjoyed our Sunday’s  excursion there...

The beaches are beautiful but they aren’t sandy and 
there are urchins at the bottom of the sea and on the rocks.
 Diving or snorkeling sound better.

The veranda of the tavern where we had lunch 

and the interior…

More fresh than this?

The animal is in the right place, I think!

Some people rent sailing boats and discover the area in another way.

All good things come to the end so quickly…

Several years ago, on the 13 of June, 
my father passed away and this post 
is dedicated to his memory.


                                                   Bye for now!


  1. What a lovely place to be, everything looks so lovely. A beautiful reminder at your father, I think he lives in your heart. Have a good day today, with love in your heart for your father. Thanks for share your beautiful photos, take care greetings Petra.

  2. Dear Olympia,

    oh what a wonderful place - so peaceful and dreamlike.
    I could immerse in your pictures.
    If I have time, I would come immediately by plane and we can go to the
    beach, eat fresh octopus(I love it) and fish and hear the sound of the waves.
    Really, you have found a fantastic place.
    I was never in Greek - but I should think about it, when we want book our next holiday.

    Thank you for the wonderful trip to you

    Your Bluemchenmama

    (Now you are in my blogroll - I will see more from you)

  3. What a lovely place, Greece is verry beautiful.
    And you right about the fish, that is fresh, and the cat is waiting for his fresh meal.
    Youre fathers birthplace is verry lovely.

    Have a nice day,
    Inge, my choice

  4. What a beautiful post Olympia, both in the wonderful photos of your Father's birthplace, and in the sentiments behind it.
    The scenery is so beautiful, and i love seeing all the fishing boats and that clear turquoise sea.
    Thank you for sharing this special post in memory of your Father.
    Gill x

  5. I have been to Greece three times, and i think
    it is a lovely country. Wonderful photo with the
    up-side-down boat.
    Wish you a nice day

  6. That place reminds me of the Costa Brava in Spain. Wonderful Mediterranean! Hugs :D

  7. What a beautiful place this is!!! Thank you so much for sharing it here with us. It was a real treat.

  8. Wowwww...beautiful post for your dad....Olympia....we will miss them everyday....warm hugs love !!

  9. I can imagine this place is very special for you, with a lot of memories of your father! The pictures of the village and the sea are wonderful!!

    Big hugs, Ingrid

  10. What a loveley place, your father must be a lucky man - he lived in such a beautiful place!!

  11. A beautiful place - and lovely memories for you. I once stood on a sea urchin - VERY painful! x

  12. Lieve Olympia,

    'Herinneringen zijn de wijnkelders van de geest...'

    en jij hebt ze goed opgeslagen in je hart,in je hoofd en in je prachtige foto archief

    Wat een heerlijke plek daar in de regio Corinthia!!!


  13. What a beautiful place to remember your father. M x

  14. Dearest Olympia,
    What a lovely tribute to your dear Father. For sure he will be smiling down from heaven. It are the fond memories that live on forever. We only have to make sure that we do leave fond memories for our loved ones to once cherish.
    Hugs to you,

  15. You're lucky to live in such a beautiful environment, Olympia. Thank you for sharing those stunning views with us. A visit to your father's natal village was a lovely way to cherish his memory.

  16. How lovely to return to the beautiful spot where your father was born, and then to spend time soaking up the suroundings and remembering him.

  17. What a beautiful place to grow up!. And such lovely photo's. I enjoyed this trip whit you again.
    Greatings from Aleta

  18. This is such a beautiful tribute for your Father. It looks a wonderful place to grow up in and remember the good times that you had. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us.
    Sarah x

  19. Olympia,
    Corfos is really a very beatiful place and with your photos you made it seem even prettier.
    Your father will be very pleased with your sweet thougths and memories.Your perfect post is full of him even for someone who did not Know him.
    Beatiful people leave beautifully ...
    Hello to the fathers all around the universe,up and high and everywere.The world is not the same without them

  20. Hello Olympia

    May your father rest in peace. This is a wonderful tribute and I am certainly going to add Korfos to my list of places to visit. The seafood looks delicious and such clear beautiful water

    Hope your weekend is special


  21. Thank you for sharing the birthplace of your Dear Father with us, Olympia. It is a beautiful place on earth and your connection to it makes it even more special. A lovely tribute to your Father, may he rest in peace. I lost my Father last June. We will always miss them, but they leave their wonderful legacy with us and in our children. Hugs, xoxo

  22. No tribute to your father could be more beautiful than this one . What a wonderful and seemingly unspoiled place , the water is so clear and pure...and look at all the fresh fish ! I can imagine all the beautiful memories this place holds for you !

  23. What a lovely place!! You seems to have a great trip. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Greece is the one I've been wanting to go. From your photos, you live in a beautiful country.

  24. Cara Olimpia, che bello l'omaggio che hai ideato per tuo padre.
    Queste immagini mi fanno provare sempre più nostalgia per il tuo paese.
    Un forte abbraccio.

  25. Hi Olympia , what a beautiful post in memory of your father ! your photos are more like postcards ...great ! I love "unspoiled" nature ...thanks for sharing ...Gail x

  26. Absolutely amazing Olympia! What a wonderful tribute to your father and his birthplace. So full of love. And your pictures are as always amazing. :)

    Have a lovely weekend sweet Olympia!


  27. Magnificent place and fantastic pictures !!!!
    Beautiful tribute to your father....
    Sending hugs from here !

  28. hello olympia,
    thank you so much for your compliments to my garden!
    just a few minutes before i enjoyed your wonderful pics from korfos.
    really great! so good that you have a place to go to & remember...
    lovely greetings to you!

  29. Dear Olympia!
    Thank you for visiting me, I was very happy!
    Sorry for my absence. I'm spending time in Brazil, but I travel to Denmark next month.

    What beautiful pictures, Olympia. This place is wonderful.
    I love boats and the sea ... This is lovely.


  30. Wow!!!! Beautiful!
    Hugs Sofia

  31. Dear Olympia -
    What a lovely tribute to your father. Your photos of Korfos are stunning. The sky is so blue and beautiful! I just returned home from a trip to Sweden and Denmark. It was also really beautiful there. Nothing like long summer days in Scandinavia. I will share photos in my next post. Thank you for sharing Korfos with us :)
    x Loi

  32. Your photos have really beautiful atmosphere!!♥ Greece feelings...;) Thank you!:)
    And thank you for your many sweet words to me!:)

    Happy sumertime to you, my friend!!

  33. A beautiful post and tribute to your father. Your photos capture the delightful atmosphere so perfectly, I enjoyed seeing them very much.
    Helen x

  34. Oh greece is so beautiful and I love the little coastal villages full of character

  35. Νά είστε καλά νά τόν θυμάστε τόν πατέρα σου Ολυμπία.Στόν όμορφο Κόρφο έχω κάνη διακοπές πολύ παλιά!!!Υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες σου!!!Καλό καλοκαίρι!!Φιλάκια!!

  36. What a truly beautiful town. The water is so clear and the fish so fresh. I can understand how moving it is to go to the place where your dad was born. Your post is a great tribute to him.

  37. Dear Olympia,

    just the phrase « small fishing village » sounds heaven to me ! I'm sure you must have sweet childhood memory of this very special place..this was a very tender post for your father's memory...
    Have a wonderful week end
    xo Lala

  38. Greece is wonderful, perfect place and perfect situation is what makes these photographs so beautiful!

  39. Ma chère amie bonjour,

    Tout d'abord un grand merci pour votre très gentil passage et merveilleux commentaire laissé sur mon blog.

    Quel bel hommage que celui de votre dernière publication fait à votre papa. Il serait très fière de vous, de ce que vous nous faites découvrir, son beau pays et plus particulièrement le village de sa naissance et des fascinantes paroles qui accompagnent vos photos.
    Chacune d'entre elles me donne envie d'aller à la rencontre de cet endroit. Il y a une âme qui flotte. On peut sentir la brise légère et les senteurs de la garrigue. Il y semble bon vivre.
    Cela ne m'étonne guère que les enfants de nés de cette région soient exceptionnels et vous en faites partie ma chère !

    Je vous fais de gros bisous.

  40. Hi Olympia,

    So nice to meet a new blogger from Greece!! This beautiful tribute to your father is indeed in honour of his roots, his life and his home. Your images speak of a wholesome, down-to-earth existence, I believe, a life full of colour, history and tradition. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures that provide us with a little portrait of your dear dad.



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