Thursday, August 27, 2015


Dearly beloved blog friends shortened my blog break and 
pushed me to overcome my summer laziness and truancy. 

 Thank you for your kind words, I’m so flattered to hear 
I’m sadly missed… 

To be sincere I still don’t want to pull myself out of the summer
 mood and it feels absolutely great to continue the freestyle 
living of the season, so pleasurable really! 

But summer flied by too fast and I’m back now to show you
 some holiday snaps from the places I’ve visited.
Did you also have a nice time? 

It was a full time season with everything. In the midst of 
tough times I experienced excitement, joy, deception, hope, 
sadness, surprise, happiness, satisfaction… 

The important thing is that we definitely had fun and have 
savored some very special moments from our holidays. 
Extended weekends were spent in our second home, alone 
or with guests, those mini vacations are so precious when you 
are waiting for August to come. Then, we had an island 
escape and a mountain sojourn,both wonderful. 

So, today I’m taking you to our first destination, 
a gem in the middle of the Greek Archipelagos. 
Its main town Hermoupolis is not only the capital of the
 Cyclades island group, but one of the most beautiful Greek 
harbors, a thriving place, home to many of Greece’s wealthiest 
shipping magnates and traders. 
The history of settlement on Syros goes back 
at least 5,000 years, to the Early Bronze Age of the 
Cycladic civilization.If you are interested in its rich history, 
there is plenty of information on the Internet regarding 
the island and its port town. 

The absence of flights from abroad contributed to the 
maintenance of the village life and Hermoupolis isn’t touristy 
to a fault. The locals you meet actually have an interest 
in meeting you, in sharp contrast to busier islands like 
Mykonos (I adore!) or Santorini.

We were lucky enough to avoid high temperatures and very, 
very privileged to lodge at the Appolonion Palace, located 
on a steep cliff, in the historical and aristocratic 
district of Vaporia.

Once awake, before breakfast ...

we dived from the steps into the tempting pelagos, 
having theatrical scenery around us, 
a unique experience indeed!

Hope you enjoyed the photos. 
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Until we e-meet again, here or on Instagram
Take care


  1. Welcome back! Beautiful photographs. The sun in Greece looks to shine the brightest.
    Your summer sounds wonderful.

  2. Sweet friend, such beautiful pictures! I can see why you don't want summer to end {{smiles}} It's so good to stop in for a visit and I am glad you are well. Love and hugs to you!

  3. How wonderful. Your photos transported me to warmer climes!

  4. Welcome back Olympia - delighted that you have enjoyed a lovely summer break - the colours of your photos are so very, very, pretty - soft pinks, blues, and lemons it all looks most enticing.

  5. Thank you for showing me parts of Greece I didn't know. Your pictures are absolutely lovely and it's great to have you back here!

  6. Fantastic picture of your summer, I love them all. So nice that you are back:)
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Maria

  7. SIGH! This post just made me sigh and think of what a lovely time this must have been O. I loved every beautiful photo of your travels.

  8. The spots you share here are charming.

  9. Great photos! I am longing for holidays, but have to wait for March next year.
    Have a nice remaining summer time!
    Donna G.

  10. Welcome back, Olympia, after you happy holidays!
    What a beautiful photos showing you over parts of Greece.
    I enjoyed it!

    With love, Gerry

  11. Looks like a wonderful summer! Great to hear from you! xx

  12. Lovely scenes, Olympia! The beautiful pastel buildings against the blue sky and sea are just wonderful! So glad to hear that you have been enjoying yourselves.....summer goes by too fast! Glad you are back! Hugs xo Karen

  13. What beautiful photos you are showing us, Olympia. Love them all. So nice to have you back.
    Hugs from here.

  14. Hello Olympia,
    I am so delighted to see you posting. Your summer looks idyllic and Syros looks most inviting. It will be added to my list.
    Again lovely to see you and wishing you a delightful weekend
    Helen xx

  15. So happy to see you back in the blogosphere, but it was also nice 'keeping in touch' on Instagram. Syros was the first Greek island we ever visited and will always hold a special place in my heart because I think that's when our love affair with your beautiful country began. Your photos are beautiful and I am so glad you had a good summer!! Jackie xxx

  16. Incredibly beautiful scenery in summer! Welcome back. Have a nice weekend.

  17. Great photos of your wonderful sunny country. Syros mus be a heavenly island to visit without crowds of tourists.
    Wish you a lovely late summer weekend!

  18. What an absolutely beautiful place. It just screams summers. Lucky you.

  19. Dear Olympia
    So lovely to see you back ... and what a wonderful array of photo's. They are all so lovely but for some reason I just love those hats!

    Enjoy the last few days of August.

    All the best Jan

  20. Dear Olympia
    So lovely to see you back ... and what a wonderful array of photo's. They are all so lovely but for some reason I just love those hats!

    Enjoy the last few days of August.

    All the best Jan

  21. Gorgeous pictures! I love the pastel shades and the blue-green water. It looks like your summer has been amazing - so many perfect little corners of the world captured in your photos!

  22. Exceptional photos of your trip, Olympia. There were too many good ones to pick a favorite this time. They were all simply wonderful.
    I'm glad you had many special moments this summer, and it's nice to have you back. :~)

    love, ~Sheri

  23. Dear Olimpia, what a nice post|!
    I love your's sunny pictures and wise words about life.

    Hugs from hot Alsace;)

  24. Oh dear Olympia, what wonderful photos you have shared with us. It all looks so magical and so Greek! The colours and the light is quite different to what we have here in the UK. It is sad and hard to hear what is happening in your lovely country...hoping for a solution for the future. Hugs Sharon x

  25. Όλα τα καλά περνάνε γρήγορα ,,έτσι και το καλοκαίρι Ολυμπία μου (δυστυχως )....
    Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες ..πολυ ωραιες ..ευτυχώς μένει η ανάμνηση ....Summer Memories !!!!
    κάλο μήνα !!!!

  26. Welcome back it looks as if you have a wonderful summer.I did enjoy your pictures of your holiday in Syros, your hotel was in a such a fantastic location! It's such a shame you didn't get so many visitors coming to Greece it is going to make things so much harder for those who are reliant on the visitors for an income. Sarah x

  27. Magnifique photos that really tell the story , good to hear ( and see) you had a wonderful summer. Fleeing too quickly though !

  28. Greece is one of my favourite places to visit and we have explored a few of the islands. Your photo's are stunning. Leah xxx

  29. Wundervolle Eindrücke vermittelst du uns hier in deinem Blog....ich liebe die Sonne und das blaue Meer...

    Lieben Gruß Erwin

  30. Welcome back sweet Olympia and what a lovely summer you've had. You pictures are absoutely amazing. :)

    Take care my dear an hope you've some more sunny summer days to enjoy.♥


  31. Τέλειες φωτο όπως πάντα! Η Σύρος είναι τόσο αριστοκρατική !
    Καλό φθινόπωρο, αν και η φοβερή ζέστη του Σαββατοκύριακου παραπέμπει σε κατακαλόκαιρο.
    Επομένως καλά μας μπάνια και τον Σεπτέμβρη, γιατί όχι?

  32. How delightful this post is. I have realised it is a year or more since I have seen a beautiful blue sea that one could swim in. Your picture brought back the feeling to me of how inviting it is!

  33. Beautiful pictures Olympia, they make me want to visit there too.Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Hx

  34. ohhh it looks so lovely Olympia and how nice to have no tourist flights must surely make for a special stay.....I could just join you for a pleasant dip in that inviting sea !! the lovely soft colours and the light is just perfect in your photos .... Gail x

  35. Have a lovely day!!
    Hugs Tina
    Beautiful pictures

  36. So lovely to see your gorgeous photos today, the light and colours you captured in them are absolutely delicious! It is nice to see you back here, too dear Olympia!
    Helen xox


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