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“The soul exists partly in eternity and partly in time.”
Marsilio Ficino

Take the romantic walk along the narrow medieval streets in the old city of Toledo. 
History is everywhere you go and you will feel that the place has his own eternal soul and vivacious heart.

Behind its walls, it preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of houses, churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.

Toledo is suggested to be the depository of vast knowledge which its application led to the birth of the Renaissance in the Western world – bringing civilization out of darkness into light. 
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“The soul exists partly in eternity and partly in time.” Marsilio Ficino Take the romantic walk along the narrow medieval streets in the old city of Toledo. History is everywhere you go and you will feel that the place has his own eternal soul and vivacious heart. Behind its walls, it preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of houses, churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Toledo is suggested to be the depository of vast knowledge which its application led to the birth of the Renaissance in the Western world – bringing civilization out of darkness into light. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #street  #streetphotography  #toledo  #travelpic 
"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!" Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quixote) 
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright, born in Alcalá de Henares and died in Madrid on April 23, 1616. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel.
In 1569, Cervantes moved to Italy, where he served as a valet to Giulio Acquaviva, a wealthy priest who was elevated to cardinal the next year. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Algerian corsairs. He was then released on ransom from his captors by his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic religious order. He subsequently returned to his family in Madrid.
In Esquivias (Province of Toledo), on 12 December 1584, he married the much younger Catalina de Salazar y Palacios, daughter of Fernando de Salazar y Vozmediano and Catalina de Palacios. Her uncle Alonso de Quesada y Salazar is said to have inspired the character of Don Quixote. During the next 20 years Cervantes led a nomadic existence, working as a purchasing agent for the Spanish Armada and as a tax collector. He suffered a bankruptcy and was imprisoned at least twice (1597 and 1602) for irregularities in his accounts. In 1606, Cervantes settled in Madrid, where he remained for the rest of his life. 
When life itself seems lunatic... stop and stare the beauty around you!

Thats the magical moment when the sun bathes the Madrid before disappearing over the horizon.

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"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!" Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quixote) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright, born in Alcalá de Henares and died in Madrid on April 23, 1616. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel. In 1569, Cervantes moved to Italy, where he served as a valet to Giulio Acquaviva, a wealthy priest who was elevated to cardinal the next year. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Algerian corsairs. He was then released on ransom from his captors by his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic religious order. He subsequently returned to his family in Madrid. In Esquivias (Province of Toledo), on 12 December 1584, he married the much younger Catalina de Salazar y Palacios, daughter of Fernando de Salazar y Vozmediano and Catalina de Palacios. Her uncle Alonso de Quesada y Salazar is said to have inspired the character of Don Quixote. During the next 20 years Cervantes led a nomadic existence, working as a purchasing agent for the Spanish Armada and as a tax collector. He suffered a bankruptcy and was imprisoned at least twice (1597 and 1602) for irregularities in his accounts. In 1606, Cervantes settled in Madrid, where he remained for the rest of his life. When life itself seems lunatic... stop and stare the beauty around you! Thats the magical moment when the sun bathes the Madrid before disappearing over the horizon. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #street  #streetphotography  #madrid  #travelpic 
“I sat upon the shore
Fishing, with the arid plain behind me. Shall I at least set my lands in order?
London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down. Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina. Quando fiam uti chelidon—O swallow swallow. Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la tour abolie
These fragments I have shored against my ruins
Why then Ile fit you. Hieronymo’s mad againe.
Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih, shantih, shantih” 
The Waste Land, T.S Eliot 
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on this day in 1888, in Missouri. Once a subversive outsider, he became the most celebrated poet of the 20th century. Yet, 53 years after his death, he is considered one of the greatest love poets, with a constant sense of love frustration, loss or faux pas. Few poets have dealt so profoundly with the themes of childlessness, of longing, of ageing. 
His most well-known work, “The Waste Land,” in 1922, says something which is not new: that life has become barren and sterile, that man is withering and without assurance, that the waters which made the land fruitful will ever rise again… However a closer view does more than illuminate the difficulties; it indicates how each thing falls into place, and to the reader’s surprise shows that the framework and the detail could not otherwise have been communicated. 
The poem ends in Sanskrit and its final line, the repeated “shantih” is a formal ending to an Upanishad (=Hinduism ancient Sanskrit text) and is also used as an ending to many mantras (sacred utterances), which means that the poem ends not just with words written on the page… but with a sacred chant. 
Reading and exploring his work is not an easy task due to the unorthodox coherence of his poems, which are based rather on the emotional sequence of ideas & images.

However one cannot say that it is not worth reading! 
#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #love #igtravel #instagood #travelgirl #travelphotography #poet #ship #poem
“I sat upon the shore Fishing, with the arid plain behind me. Shall I at least set my lands in order? London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down. Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina. Quando fiam uti chelidon—O swallow swallow. Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la tour abolie These fragments I have shored against my ruins Why then Ile fit you. Hieronymo’s mad againe. Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih, shantih, shantih” The Waste Land, T.S Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on this day in 1888, in Missouri. Once a subversive outsider, he became the most celebrated poet of the 20th century. Yet, 53 years after his death, he is considered one of the greatest love poets, with a constant sense of love frustration, loss or faux pas. Few poets have dealt so profoundly with the themes of childlessness, of longing, of ageing. His most well-known work, “The Waste Land,” in 1922, says something which is not new: that life has become barren and sterile, that man is withering and without assurance, that the waters which made the land fruitful will ever rise again… However a closer view does more than illuminate the difficulties; it indicates how each thing falls into place, and to the reader’s surprise shows that the framework and the detail could not otherwise have been communicated. The poem ends in Sanskrit and its final line, the repeated “shantih” is a formal ending to an Upanishad (=Hinduism ancient Sanskrit text) and is also used as an ending to many mantras (sacred utterances), which means that the poem ends not just with words written on the page… but with a sacred chant. Reading and exploring his work is not an easy task due to the unorthodox coherence of his poems, which are based rather on the emotional sequence of ideas & images. However one cannot say that it is not worth reading! #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #poet  #ship  #poem 
“You are only a prisoner when you surrender.”
Tad Williams 
In the deep heart of Madrid, next to Gran Vía, Chueca is globally famous, courtesy of its high-spirited atmosphere and lively nightlife scene.

It was named after Spanish composer Federico Chueca, one of the most prominent figures of the “género chico” (literally, "little genre"), a local genre of short, light plays with music.

Federico Chueca entered the conservatory at 8 years old, but his family later obligated him to abandon music to study medicine. 
While he spent 3 days in the prison of San Francisco in Madrid due to his participation in the student demonstrations against the Narváez government, he composed several waltzes that he entitled Lamentos de un preso ("Lamentations of a Prisoner"). Later, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri helped these works to make a great success and as a result Chueca left medicine and devoted himself once more to his huge love, music.

Among his works are many zarzuelas and the “La gran vía” play along with Joaquín Valverde Durán in 1886.

Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavor to live the life which you have imagined.

#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #love #igtravel #instagood #travelgirl #travelphotography #street #streetphotography #madrid #travelpic
“You are only a prisoner when you surrender.” Tad Williams In the deep heart of Madrid, next to Gran Vía, Chueca is globally famous, courtesy of its high-spirited atmosphere and lively nightlife scene. It was named after Spanish composer Federico Chueca, one of the most prominent figures of the “género chico” (literally, "little genre"), a local genre of short, light plays with music. Federico Chueca entered the conservatory at 8 years old, but his family later obligated him to abandon music to study medicine. While he spent 3 days in the prison of San Francisco in Madrid due to his participation in the student demonstrations against the Narváez government, he composed several waltzes that he entitled Lamentos de un preso ("Lamentations of a Prisoner"). Later, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri helped these works to make a great success and as a result Chueca left medicine and devoted himself once more to his huge love, music. Among his works are many zarzuelas and the “La gran vía” play along with Joaquín Valverde Durán in 1886. Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavor to live the life which you have imagined. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #street  #streetphotography  #madrid  #travelpic 
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” John Lennon

The waterfalls of Drymonas, a well hidden place in Euboea where reality meets the fairytale as beauties, elves and naiads are still living there!

Around the lake there are trees and rocks, as indeed throughout the forests in the area, but also the rare black pine tree.

Based on the Greek mythology, the island of Euboea was given the name of a beautiful naiad, the daughter of the Boeotian river-god Asopus and of Metope. God Poseidon fascinated by her beauty and abducted her.

Maybe Euboea, the beautiful Naiad is still there and keeps this magical scenery safe for our pleasure.

You can find the place in 620 meters altitude, between Kerasia village and Drimonas village.

#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #island #travelphotography #travelpics #greece #travelgreece #waterfalls #travel_greece #waterfall
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” John Lennon The waterfalls of Drymonas, a well hidden place in Euboea where reality meets the fairytale as beauties, elves and naiads are still living there! Around the lake there are trees and rocks, as indeed throughout the forests in the area, but also the rare black pine tree. Based on the Greek mythology, the island of Euboea was given the name of a beautiful naiad, the daughter of the Boeotian river-god Asopus and of Metope. God Poseidon fascinated by her beauty and abducted her. Maybe Euboea, the beautiful Naiad is still there and keeps this magical scenery safe for our pleasure. You can find the place in 620 meters altitude, between Kerasia village and Drimonas village. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #island  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #waterfalls  #travel_greece  #waterfall 
“My favorite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.”
Groucho Marx 
Groucho spent nearly seven decades making people laugh with his snappy one-liners and sharp wit on more than 26 “black and white” movies and various TV shows.
He is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era as “He developed the insult into an art form". Thirty Days Hath September..." is a traditional verse mnemonic used to remember the order of long and short months of the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
At this line, Groucho refers to a poem discovered in 2011 by the Welsh author Roger Bryan at the bottom of a page of saints' days for February within a Latin manuscript in the British Library's Harleian manuscripts, dated 1425 ±20 years. 
The original poem: “Thirti dayes hath septembir
April novembir and june.
Of xxviii is but oon
And alle the remenaunt xxx and j”

The translation: “Thirty days have September,
April, November, and June.
Of 28 is but one
And all the remnant 30 and 1. “

Happy 30day September to all... and it is not an irony, because summer mood is still on!

#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #noir #travelphotography #travelpics #greece #travelgreece #blackandwhitephotography #travel_greece #bw
“My favorite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.” Groucho Marx Groucho spent nearly seven decades making people laugh with his snappy one-liners and sharp wit on more than 26 “black and white” movies and various TV shows. He is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era as “He developed the insult into an art form". Thirty Days Hath September..." is a traditional verse mnemonic used to remember the order of long and short months of the Julian and Gregorian calendars. At this line, Groucho refers to a poem discovered in 2011 by the Welsh author Roger Bryan at the bottom of a page of saints' days for February within a Latin manuscript in the British Library's Harleian manuscripts, dated 1425 ±20 years. The original poem: “Thirti dayes hath septembir April novembir and june. Of xxviii is but oon And alle the remenaunt xxx and j” The translation: “Thirty days have September, April, November, and June. Of 28 is but one And all the remnant 30 and 1. “ Happy 30day September to all... and it is not an irony, because summer mood is still on! #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #noir  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #blackandwhitephotography  #travel_greece  #bw 
“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” John Locke 
Built in 1209 by the Venetians, the castle of Methoni lies at the southernmost point of the Peloponnese and is one of the most important fortress complexes in the Mediterranean, which covers 9.3 hectares. 
It is worth heading for the southernmost wall of the castle, where a large sea gate is in the process of being restored. From this a causeway leads you to the Bourtzi tower, perched on a rocky islet. This tower used as a defensive wall to protect the harbor. However during the Ottoman occupation the tower functioned as a prison and place of executions. 
#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #island #travelphotography #travelpics #greece #travelgreece #sea #travel_greece #castle
“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” John Locke Built in 1209 by the Venetians, the castle of Methoni lies at the southernmost point of the Peloponnese and is one of the most important fortress complexes in the Mediterranean, which covers 9.3 hectares. It is worth heading for the southernmost wall of the castle, where a large sea gate is in the process of being restored. From this a causeway leads you to the Bourtzi tower, perched on a rocky islet. This tower used as a defensive wall to protect the harbor. However during the Ottoman occupation the tower functioned as a prison and place of executions. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #island  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #sea  #travel_greece  #castle 
“Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.”
Bruce Chatwin

Don’t be a tourist. Be a traveler!
Anafi, my favorite island… the island which was revealed to the Argonauts by the God Apollo when they were sailing in the darkness… The story continues with the Argonauts to moor the ship in the island and, to honor the god, by building the temple of Apollo Aiglitis (aigli=glamour, brilliance), naming the island “Anafi”, due to its appearance (“anefani”=appeared, in ancient Greek) out of nowhere.

6 tips to do it like a local!

Move slowly and spend more time in one location. Allow margin in your itinerary for wandering.

Find a place to stay that feels more as a home…  Camping at the beach or staying at local homes and engage with the family owner through conversations, meals and daily routines.

Try authentic cuisine in restaurants and don’t ask about the ingredients. Order “Papadia” salad at Roukounas tavern and other traditional dishes. 
Utilize public transportation. 
There’s no better way to move through local culture than by moving the way the population does… So try the bus and hitchhiking!

Attend festivals. Plan your trip during the annual Anafi’s festival of 15th of August and live the myth... Explore the rural. Find the natural beauty and unparalleled hospitality. Visit the Venetian Kastro at Chora, the imposing limestone monolith Mount Kalamos, the sandy beaches Kleisidi, Katsouni, Flamourou , Megalos Roukounas, Mikros Roukounas, Megas Potamos, Agioi Anargyroi, Prassies and Livoskopos.

#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #island #travelphotography #travelpics #greece #travelgreece #streetphotography #travel_greece #streetstyle
“Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.” Bruce Chatwin Don’t be a tourist. Be a traveler! Anafi, my favorite island… the island which was revealed to the Argonauts by the God Apollo when they were sailing in the darkness… The story continues with the Argonauts to moor the ship in the island and, to honor the god, by building the temple of Apollo Aiglitis (aigli=glamour, brilliance), naming the island “Anafi”, due to its appearance (“anefani”=appeared, in ancient Greek) out of nowhere. 6 tips to do it like a local! Move slowly and spend more time in one location. Allow margin in your itinerary for wandering. Find a place to stay that feels more as a home… Camping at the beach or staying at local homes and engage with the family owner through conversations, meals and daily routines. Try authentic cuisine in restaurants and don’t ask about the ingredients. Order “Papadia” salad at Roukounas tavern and other traditional dishes. Utilize public transportation. There’s no better way to move through local culture than by moving the way the population does… So try the bus and hitchhiking! Attend festivals. Plan your trip during the annual Anafi’s festival of 15th of August and live the myth... Explore the rural. Find the natural beauty and unparalleled hospitality. Visit the Venetian Kastro at Chora, the imposing limestone monolith Mount Kalamos, the sandy beaches Kleisidi, Katsouni, Flamourou , Megalos Roukounas, Mikros Roukounas, Megas Potamos, Agioi Anargyroi, Prassies and Livoskopos. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #island  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #streetphotography  #travel_greece  #streetstyle 
“Dare the difficult.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Admittedly the best beach at Patmos island is Psili Ammos. 
It is a picturesque cove with pure golden sand and sweeping dunes, with many tamarisk trees providing shadow.

In order to reach this paradise you have either to walk for 30’ minutes through a difficult path, or to take one of the boats leaving regularly from main port.

I recommend you to dare and take the hard way walking... During the sunset time, the view from the path is breathtaking!

Enjoy 😉 
#traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #beach #travelphotography #travelpics #greece #travelgreece #beachlife #travel_greece #sunset
“Dare the difficult.” Lailah Gifty Akita Admittedly the best beach at Patmos island is Psili Ammos. It is a picturesque cove with pure golden sand and sweeping dunes, with many tamarisk trees providing shadow. In order to reach this paradise you have either to walk for 30’ minutes through a difficult path, or to take one of the boats leaving regularly from main port. I recommend you to dare and take the hard way walking... During the sunset time, the view from the path is breathtaking! Enjoy 😉 #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #beach  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #beachlife  #travel_greece  #sunset 
“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”
Johnathan Jena

A beach once experienced, never forgotten. Framed by tall, steep cliffs, will seduce your vision to the endless horizon. This is Myrtos, one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece!

Deep turquoise blue waters embraced by white sand leading to dazzling white pebbles, in a long, long strip of dramatic beauty.

This beach has been 🥇voted 11 times as the best beach in Greece and has been on the list of the 10 best beaches in the world many times.

I strongly recommend you to be there until sunset time... you will never forget it.

Also a small secret when you get at the beach is a very sweet cave at the left of the beach.

Credits to @ilagoudis 
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“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.” Johnathan Jena A beach once experienced, never forgotten. Framed by tall, steep cliffs, will seduce your vision to the endless horizon. This is Myrtos, one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece! Deep turquoise blue waters embraced by white sand leading to dazzling white pebbles, in a long, long strip of dramatic beauty. This beach has been 🥇voted 11 times as the best beach in Greece and has been on the list of the 10 best beaches in the world many times. I strongly recommend you to be there until sunset time... you will never forget it. Also a small secret when you get at the beach is a very sweet cave at the left of the beach. Credits to @ilagoudis #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #beachlife  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelawesome  #travel_greece  #beach 
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

While being in Toledo, i visited El Greco museum. The museum consists of two buildings, a 16th-century house with a courtyard and an early 20th century building forming the museum, together with a garden. 
The house is exhibited as the recreation of the home of El Greco, which no longer exists... However, the truth is that  an aristocrat bought what he thought was El Greco's house and did a meritorious job of returning it to period style. He was wrong – El Greco never lived here – but the museum remains. 
As well as the house itself, there are fascinating excavated cellars from a Jewish-quarter palace and a good selection of paintings, including a Zurbarán, a set of the apostles by El Greco and works by his son and followers.

Visit the place if you are interested in old Toledo home design, as this place is an amazing example.

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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell While being in Toledo, i visited El Greco museum. The museum consists of two buildings, a 16th-century house with a courtyard and an early 20th century building forming the museum, together with a garden. The house is exhibited as the recreation of the home of El Greco, which no longer exists... However, the truth is that an aristocrat bought what he thought was El Greco's house and did a meritorious job of returning it to period style. He was wrong – El Greco never lived here – but the museum remains. As well as the house itself, there are fascinating excavated cellars from a Jewish-quarter palace and a good selection of paintings, including a Zurbarán, a set of the apostles by El Greco and works by his son and followers. Visit the place if you are interested in old Toledo home design, as this place is an amazing example. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #artist  #homedecor  #toledo  #travelpic 
“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”
Francis Bacon

Monemvasia is famous not only for its fortified position and the famous Castle but also as the birth place of the legendary wine Malvasia. 
The name of the wine comes directly from Monemvasia, as this place is known in Italian as "Malvasia". Monemvasia is a strategic port in Greece which have been acted as a trading center for wine produced in the eastern Peloponnese and perhaps in some of the Cyclades. During the Middle Ages, the Venetians became so prolific in the trading of "Malvasia wine" that merchant wine shops in Venice were known as malvasie.

From the 12th century to 17th century it dominated in foreign markets from the East to the West and gained huge reputation as one of a kind wine in the entire world!

Nowadays, if you visit the place, you have to take the chance to taste representative local varieties of white, rosé and red wine and learn more about the viticulture and the glorious history of Malvasia wine at the local stores.

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“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.” Francis Bacon Monemvasia is famous not only for its fortified position and the famous Castle but also as the birth place of the legendary wine Malvasia. The name of the wine comes directly from Monemvasia, as this place is known in Italian as "Malvasia". Monemvasia is a strategic port in Greece which have been acted as a trading center for wine produced in the eastern Peloponnese and perhaps in some of the Cyclades. During the Middle Ages, the Venetians became so prolific in the trading of "Malvasia wine" that merchant wine shops in Venice were known as malvasie. From the 12th century to 17th century it dominated in foreign markets from the East to the West and gained huge reputation as one of a kind wine in the entire world! Nowadays, if you visit the place, you have to take the chance to taste representative local varieties of white, rosé and red wine and learn more about the viticulture and the glorious history of Malvasia wine at the local stores. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #streetphotography  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelawesome  #travel_greece  #castle 
“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” L. Frank Baum 
El Retiro is Madrid’s green lung and the scene of many legends and mysteries. One of the most famous ones says that there is a hidden treasure buried for more than four centuries.

Apparently, Felipe IV invented a game consisting of hiding small treasures around the park. One day he wanted to go further and demanded to one of his servants to hide one valuable loot.
But his servant passed away not long after that, taking with him the secret of where he hide the treasure. 
I spent a Sunday in Retiro Park while I was visiting Madrid but I didn’t find the hidden treasure. 
However i discover a magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries and a peaceful lake.
Do you dare to have a walk in El Retiro and solve the mystery of this magical place?

Personally speaking, no one should leave Madrid without spending a leisurely day exploring the wonders of Buen Retiro Park.

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“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” L. Frank Baum El Retiro is Madrid’s green lung and the scene of many legends and mysteries. One of the most famous ones says that there is a hidden treasure buried for more than four centuries. Apparently, Felipe IV invented a game consisting of hiding small treasures around the park. One day he wanted to go further and demanded to one of his servants to hide one valuable loot. But his servant passed away not long after that, taking with him the secret of where he hide the treasure. I spent a Sunday in Retiro Park while I was visiting Madrid but I didn’t find the hidden treasure. However i discover a magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries and a peaceful lake. Do you dare to have a walk in El Retiro and solve the mystery of this magical place? Personally speaking, no one should leave Madrid without spending a leisurely day exploring the wonders of Buen Retiro Park. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #spain  #madrid  #park  #travelpic 
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

Hvasser is an amazing island and a village in Tjøme municipality, Norway, connected to mainland. 
I haven’t been there, however is on my travel list due to friends’ alluring comments and photos. 
Photo credits to @eugen.t and K.

The name comes from the Norwegian word "hvass", meaning sharp, which is owed to sharp cliffs on the island.

It has a spectacular seaside scenery and there are great paths along the coast. Whole Hvasser around is a great Day trip of 11.2 km. 
The sea, like a crinkled chart, spread to the horizon, and lapped the sharp outline of the coast, illuminated by a great orange sun.

I can’t wait! 
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“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Allen Saunders Hvasser is an amazing island and a village in Tjøme municipality, Norway, connected to mainland. I haven’t been there, however is on my travel list due to friends’ alluring comments and photos. Photo credits to @eugen.t and K. The name comes from the Norwegian word "hvass", meaning sharp, which is owed to sharp cliffs on the island. It has a spectacular seaside scenery and there are great paths along the coast. Whole Hvasser around is a great Day trip of 11.2 km. The sea, like a crinkled chart, spread to the horizon, and lapped the sharp outline of the coast, illuminated by a great orange sun. I can’t wait! #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #island  #norway  #sea  #travelpic 
“He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.” Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni was born in 1707 into a middle-class family in Venice and is considered to be one of the greatest Italian playwrights. 
As a child, he was fascinated by theatre, playing with puppets and writing his first play at the age of twelve. His father attempted to distract him from a dishonourable career in the theatre by sending him away to study at various schools, but each time Goldoni either ran away or got expelled. During one of these incidents, he joined a company of touring actors and travelled back to Venice, the adventures he experienced on this journey solidified his love of theatrical life.

His personal idea of the "Commedia dell'Arte" was revolutionary in several ways. 
According to Goldoni, theater had to reveal real life by representing comical and mocking scenes and bright and double entendre dialogues.
Nobles, common people and beggars are represented in the Venice of the XVIII° century. Throughout his comedies, Goldoni showed an intense and keen criticism of the morality of that time.

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“He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.” Carlo Goldoni Carlo Goldoni was born in 1707 into a middle-class family in Venice and is considered to be one of the greatest Italian playwrights. As a child, he was fascinated by theatre, playing with puppets and writing his first play at the age of twelve. His father attempted to distract him from a dishonourable career in the theatre by sending him away to study at various schools, but each time Goldoni either ran away or got expelled. During one of these incidents, he joined a company of touring actors and travelled back to Venice, the adventures he experienced on this journey solidified his love of theatrical life. His personal idea of the "Commedia dell'Arte" was revolutionary in several ways. According to Goldoni, theater had to reveal real life by representing comical and mocking scenes and bright and double entendre dialogues. Nobles, common people and beggars are represented in the Venice of the XVIII° century. Throughout his comedies, Goldoni showed an intense and keen criticism of the morality of that time. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #bw  #venice  #blackandwhite  #travelpic 
“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing”
Giacomo Casanova

That is the amazing view from the interior of the bridge of Sighs through a lattice-work grate. 
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world and it is the only covered bridge in Venice.

The windows on the bridge are covered with lattice like metal work, making it very difficult to see anything.

It was build around 1600 by Antonio Contino and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century.

According to folklore the name of the bridge supposedly comes from the sighs uttered by prisoners as they have their last view of the Venice and the lagoon as they walk across the bridge from the courts to the prisons.

Latin-lover Casanova was the most famous person to cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison in 1755. Apparently not finding the prison to his liking, Casanova was able to escape the prison after 15 months with the help of a monk.

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“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing” Giacomo Casanova That is the amazing view from the interior of the bridge of Sighs through a lattice-work grate. The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world and it is the only covered bridge in Venice. The windows on the bridge are covered with lattice like metal work, making it very difficult to see anything. It was build around 1600 by Antonio Contino and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. According to folklore the name of the bridge supposedly comes from the sighs uttered by prisoners as they have their last view of the Venice and the lagoon as they walk across the bridge from the courts to the prisons. Latin-lover Casanova was the most famous person to cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison in 1755. Apparently not finding the prison to his liking, Casanova was able to escape the prison after 15 months with the help of a monk. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #love  #igtravel  #instagood  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #rome  #venice  #bridge  #travelpic 
"A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit." Ezra Pound 
Picture the most idyllic island you can imagine. Turquoise blue waters, white buildings, green trees and sunny shores. 
Those, my friends, are the Cyclades, a cluster of 200 Greek islands around the Aegean Sea. 
All the Cycladic islands mostly influenced by the endless blue of the sea and sky, they have created a stylistic approach that resembles the waves and the clouds. So you will find all-white houses on most of the islands of Cyclades, with blue shutters and doors complementing them. 
Over the years, the Cyclades have developed a unique architecture which is not found anywhere else in the world and complements the beauty of the islands which have kept its elements. 
Travel to Cyclades and visit these amazing villages with the whitewashed sugar houses, colorful windows, doors and traditional windmills. 
tip: The name Cyclades was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island of Delos. 
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"A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit." Ezra Pound Picture the most idyllic island you can imagine. Turquoise blue waters, white buildings, green trees and sunny shores. Those, my friends, are the Cyclades, a cluster of 200 Greek islands around the Aegean Sea. All the Cycladic islands mostly influenced by the endless blue of the sea and sky, they have created a stylistic approach that resembles the waves and the clouds. So you will find all-white houses on most of the islands of Cyclades, with blue shutters and doors complementing them. Over the years, the Cyclades have developed a unique architecture which is not found anywhere else in the world and complements the beauty of the islands which have kept its elements. Travel to Cyclades and visit these amazing villages with the whitewashed sugar houses, colorful windows, doors and traditional windmills. tip: The name Cyclades was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island of Delos. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #streetphotography  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelawesome  #travel_greece  #cyclades 
“Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Some moments last forever. Think about those seconds in your life that you will never forget:

The moment you faced a longtime fear. 
The moment you aced a difficult test.
The moment your crush told you they liked you and how you couldn’t stop smiling.
The moment you made a new friend knowing that you will be friends forever.
The moment you got your first salary and how you felt that hard work truly pays off.
The moment you land in your favorite place and how it breathes new life into you.
The moment you stand up for yourself after being quiet and patient for so long.
The moment you made someone smile after having a terrible day.
The moment you let go of someone or something that was holding you back and the liberation that came with it.
The moment your friends do something sweet for you and remind you of how much they love you.
The moment you are done reading a good book and the inspiration you find in its words.
The moment you finally understand why something happened to you and finally solving that riddle.

Life is about moments: don't wait for them, create them.

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“Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Some moments last forever. Think about those seconds in your life that you will never forget: The moment you faced a longtime fear. The moment you aced a difficult test. The moment your crush told you they liked you and how you couldn’t stop smiling. The moment you made a new friend knowing that you will be friends forever. The moment you got your first salary and how you felt that hard work truly pays off. The moment you land in your favorite place and how it breathes new life into you. The moment you stand up for yourself after being quiet and patient for so long. The moment you made someone smile after having a terrible day. The moment you let go of someone or something that was holding you back and the liberation that came with it. The moment your friends do something sweet for you and remind you of how much they love you. The moment you are done reading a good book and the inspiration you find in its words. The moment you finally understand why something happened to you and finally solving that riddle. Life is about moments: don't wait for them, create them. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #streetphotography  #travelphotography  #travelpics  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelawesome  #travel_greece  #aliceinwonderland