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Noel, the holiday bar, Athens
Taste

Brunch at Noel the Holiday Bar, Athens

Welcome to a place where it’s Christmas every day! Located in an arcade in downtown Athens, Noel’s decoration is based on rich burgundy and green colors. I came across this café/bar in the summer, but I decided to visit a little bit later when the weather would be colder and I admit that my decision was right for two reasons: a) indeed Noel exudes warmth and coziness ideal for the colder months b) from early fall Noel introduced a brunch menu (available everyday) as I was tipped off by Markella from Do you Speak Gossip. The brunch menu includes: eggs Benedict,…

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drinking mimosa at Mama Roux Athens
Style, Taste

Brunch in Mama Roux, Athens

Brunch is a concept that I fully immersed myself in last year while living in Boston. I remember being amazed at the queues I’ve encountered outside Sound Bites in Somerville, but when I did visit I understood that they wait was totally worth it. I visited on a week day though so I didn’t encounter any queues! Athens is slowly catching up on the brunch trend and there are many places in the city where you brunch is involved (eggs involved) but for me, there was one restaurant I absolutely wanted to visit: Mama Roux. Mama Roux opened its doors 4…

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what to wear: Greek Holidays
Style

What to Wear: Greek Holidays

Planning your holiday outfits for Greece shouldn’t be difficult right? Toss in a couple of bikinis, beach cover ups, shorts and dresses and you’re done! But there are things that you might forget or deem non important like a mosquito repellent or a pashmina. Been there done that! So I decided to round-up all my local knowledge from vacationing around Greece in this post, so as to help all the ladies planning a Greek summer holiday fill in their luggage with stylish yet functional clothes and accessories. On the Beach Swimwear is the key here! Bikini, one piece, what ever suits…

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10 Greek Beaches you shouldn't miss
Destinations, Greece

10 Greek Beaches you shouldn’t miss!

As you can imagine, during my trips in the US and Canada and my life in Boston, I’ve accumulated lots of photos, tips and suggestions to share with you. With a rough calculation, I have 4 months worth of blog content about travelling!! But, it’s officially summer and I’m back home in Greece, so all I want to blog about is beaches, islands and vacation ideas! A few weeks back I shared with you my mini guide on how to choose a Greek island for your vacations. Today, I’m sharing with you 10 Greek beaches you shouldn’t miss (and why)!…

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Which Greek Island is ideal for You?|Aspects of Style
Destinations, Greece

Which Greek Island is ideal for you?

Did you know that Greece has about 6000 islands? Yes indeed. But from those islands only around 200 are inhabited! I get questioned a lot of times about which Greek island one should visit, which honestly isn’t a question that is answered easily, because not all of them are the same and not all people have the same tastes! In this post I *tried* as hard as I could to put on a mini guide on which island would suit you better depending on your preferences. If you like beautiful scenery: Santorini, Milos, Hydra Photos of Santorini and more specifically from…

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Destinations

Avli Restaurant, Rethymno

So, I’m taking a small break from showing you my whereabouts in Boston, to travel a little back in time to my summer vacations and introduce you to a little gem… If you’re visiting Rethymno, then Avli restaurant, should be on your “to visit” list. Located in a picturesque cobblestone, bougainvillea adorned little street in the Old Town, this restaurant offers a mix of traditional Cretan dishes, as well as “reformed” Cretan dishes as well (what I call “with a twist”). Avli in Greek means yard and that exactly is the main feature of the restaurant: a nice little yard adorned with…

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Destinations

Galini Tavern, Plakias Crete

  I maybe far away from Greece, but there are still some posts and photos from the past that I’m going to share here on the blog like this basic but wonderful tavern I visited while vacationing in Crete.  It might not be trendy and stylish as the places I usually feature in my blogs, but it has really great food! Ideal after spending the morning (or afternoon) on the beach! Galini Tavern is located in a small and picturesque bay called Souda, near to Plakias village/beach in southern Crete (not to be confused with Souda near Chania, also in Crete). Galini translates…

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Destinations

Discover Kea

Kea is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades and the one closest to Athens. Yet due to its mountainous landscape and the fact that “locals” prefer their privacy vs. the influx of tourists (either from Greece or abroad), the island isn’t on a lot of people’s radar. Yet the Daily Telegraph discovered it and included it in their “secret” beach holiday resorts in Europe. So I thought that it was high time to post photos from my latest visit in Kea (also known as Tzia) here on the blog, back in 2012. I stayed over at a family…

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Pepe Nero, Herakleion

I had spotted Pepe Nero back in 2012 and wanted to visit ever since, as I had passed so many times in front of it! You see I have an affinity for Italian restaurants 🙂 Especially more so if the interior looks nicely put together. So last month I had the opportunity to visit and I wasn’t disappointed! We started off our meal with a salad and an appetizer which featured cold cuts, arugula and Parmesan. Both were delicious, but I was eager to try my pasta as well. I had tagliatelle with mushroom, sausage and white sauce. My friends had risotto…

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Destinations, Greece

Spring in Greece

I know most people associate Greece with summer…you know, the islands, the beaches, the picturesque island streets, sun tan etc. The truth is that Greece is lovely all year long! Spring in particular is my favorite season, because everything is in bloom. With Easter weekend upon us, I know that many fellow Greeks will “flee” to the countryside in order to celebrate! Inspired by spring too, I made a collection of photos from past spring escapades both within and outside the city borders for your viewing pleasure… I know I’ll be “escaping” this Friday too and I’m getting prepared for…

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Destinations, Greece

Snapshots from Crete

  Photos from my vacations in Crete during the last two years… Last year I was always on the move exploring beautiful beaches and new places. This year was mainly about relaxation (and food I must admit). Here I collected the highlights of my vacations in this beautiful island including the tropical beach at Elafonisi (with pink sands no less), beautiful sunsets in Palaiochora and Asterousia mountains, lots of sheep, Preveli beach at the estuary of Kourtaliotis river (and gorge), a carved tree trunk in Matala, decorative details at Agios Titos in Heraklion, details in Spili village and an intricate bell tower in Palaiochora!…

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