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“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.

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“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 😉 
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“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.

#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
“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.

#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
“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.

#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
“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! 
#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
“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.

#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
“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.

#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
“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. 
#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
"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 
“But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.”
Plato

Atlantis, the story about a prosperous land that disappeared without trace, sunk  into the sea by the anger of gods - has been one of the oldest myths of mankind... the lost paradise. The classical story, the one where the name Atlantis is used, is the one told by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in two of his dialogues, Kritias and Timaeus. In Plato's version it is not a objective report of events, but rather a moral tale that uses the story of - true or invented - events in the background. 
Until now, Atlantis has been assigned to almost every  possible place on earth (even Antarctica...) which proofs that there are virtually no limits for the human fantasy. Everyone favors 'his' Atlantis...
Whatever and wherever Atlantis was, if such a place really once existed, we probably will never know for sure. However, there are a number of clues to be found in Plato's story that make many people believe that the destructive Minoan eruption on the Santorini island is the most likely candidate for being the historic fact behind the story.

Even if Santorini is not the true Atlantis, if you visit it you will live your own myth.

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“But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.” Plato Atlantis, the story about a prosperous land that disappeared without trace, sunk into the sea by the anger of gods - has been one of the oldest myths of mankind... the lost paradise. The classical story, the one where the name Atlantis is used, is the one told by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in two of his dialogues, Kritias and Timaeus. In Plato's version it is not a objective report of events, but rather a moral tale that uses the story of - true or invented - events in the background. Until now, Atlantis has been assigned to almost every possible place on earth (even Antarctica...) which proofs that there are virtually no limits for the human fantasy. Everyone favors 'his' Atlantis... Whatever and wherever Atlantis was, if such a place really once existed, we probably will never know for sure. However, there are a number of clues to be found in Plato's story that make many people believe that the destructive Minoan eruption on the Santorini island is the most likely candidate for being the historic fact behind the story. Even if Santorini is not the true Atlantis, if you visit it you will live your own myth. #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  #sea 
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Aristotle 
The Cape of Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70klm away from Athens. Between 444 and 440 BC, a sanctuary was built, surrounded by a wall, dedicated to the gods of the city. The principal temple was dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea.

The place is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. This myth is dated back to a thousand years before the temple of Poseidon was built.

Circa 1450 BC, Athens was a kingdom, who ruled by the king Aegeas and his family. 
At that time, Athens was forced to pay blood-tax to Crete, which ruled the seas. Every 9 years, 7 young men and 7 young women were chosen by lot and sent to Crete to be given as food to the Minotaur, a horrible creature, with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Theseus, Aegeus’s son, offered to be included in the group of the young people who would go to Crete. He eventually managed to kill the Minotaur, relieving Athens from the toll.

King Aegeas had asked his son, if he had managed to return home, to change the black sails of his ship and put up white ones. Unfortunately Theseus forgot to change the sails... His father who used to sit all day at a cliff at Cape Sounion, gazing at the horizon and hoping for his son to return alive, at the glimpse of the black sails, killed himself by falling into the deep sea. Ever since then, the sea in which he drowned is called the Aegean Sea.

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“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle The Cape of Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70klm away from Athens. Between 444 and 440 BC, a sanctuary was built, surrounded by a wall, dedicated to the gods of the city. The principal temple was dedicated to Poseidon, the god of the sea. The place is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. This myth is dated back to a thousand years before the temple of Poseidon was built. Circa 1450 BC, Athens was a kingdom, who ruled by the king Aegeas and his family. At that time, Athens was forced to pay blood-tax to Crete, which ruled the seas. Every 9 years, 7 young men and 7 young women were chosen by lot and sent to Crete to be given as food to the Minotaur, a horrible creature, with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Theseus, Aegeus’s son, offered to be included in the group of the young people who would go to Crete. He eventually managed to kill the Minotaur, relieving Athens from the toll. King Aegeas had asked his son, if he had managed to return home, to change the black sails of his ship and put up white ones. Unfortunately Theseus forgot to change the sails... His father who used to sit all day at a cliff at Cape Sounion, gazing at the horizon and hoping for his son to return alive, at the glimpse of the black sails, killed himself by falling into the deep sea. Ever since then, the sea in which he drowned is called the Aegean Sea. #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  #sea 
“From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April dress'd in all his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue 
Could make me any summer's story tell, 
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
Nor did I wonder at the lily's white, 
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight, 
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those. 
Yet seem'd it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.”
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 98

The sonnet is a brief, highly structured form of verse that originated in medieval Italy and became the dominant mode of love poetry in the fourteenth century. It is a fourteen-line lyric poem, traditionally written in iambic pentameter—that is, in lines ten syllables long, with accents falling on every second syllable.

It first became popular when the poet Petrarch published a sequence of love sonnets addressed to an idealized woman named Laura. Taking firm hold among Italian poets, the sonnet spread throughout Europe to England, where, the form enjoyed a number of revivals and periods of renewed interest. In Elizabethan England—the era during which Shakespeare’s sonnets were written—the sonnet was the form of choice for lyric poets, particularly lyric poets seeking to engage with traditional themes of love and romance.

Sing for love, write for love as a lyric poet, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.

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“From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied April dress'd in all his trim Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing, That heavy Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him. Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell Of different flowers in odour and in hue Could make me any summer's story tell, Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew; Nor did I wonder at the lily's white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose; They were but sweet, but figures of delight, Drawn after you, you pattern of all those. Yet seem'd it winter still, and, you away, As with your shadow I with these did play.” William Shakespeare, Sonnet 98 The sonnet is a brief, highly structured form of verse that originated in medieval Italy and became the dominant mode of love poetry in the fourteenth century. It is a fourteen-line lyric poem, traditionally written in iambic pentameter—that is, in lines ten syllables long, with accents falling on every second syllable. It first became popular when the poet Petrarch published a sequence of love sonnets addressed to an idealized woman named Laura. Taking firm hold among Italian poets, the sonnet spread throughout Europe to England, where, the form enjoyed a number of revivals and periods of renewed interest. In Elizabethan England—the era during which Shakespeare’s sonnets were written—the sonnet was the form of choice for lyric poets, particularly lyric poets seeking to engage with traditional themes of love and romance. Sing for love, write for love as a lyric poet, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love. #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  #spring  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelpics  #travel_greece  #sea 
“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
William James

If I can choose which island I would like to be... I choose Elafonissos island! 
It is surrounded by the most beautiful turquoise seas and has some of the finest and longest sandy beaches in Greece.

The island was a peninsula in ancient times and the sandy isthmus which separates it from the Peloponessos is only a few feet underwater which is why the sea has the remarkably alluring color which makes you want to stay all day underwater!

Longing for the summer!

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“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” William James If I can choose which island I would like to be... I choose Elafonissos island! It is surrounded by the most beautiful turquoise seas and has some of the finest and longest sandy beaches in Greece. The island was a peninsula in ancient times and the sandy isthmus which separates it from the Peloponessos is only a few feet underwater which is why the sea has the remarkably alluring color which makes you want to stay all day underwater! Longing for the summer! #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  #island  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelpics  #travel_greece  #sea 
“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.” Virginia Woolf 
Adeline Virginia Woolf knew the enormous potential of a closed door. 
She is considered as the literary icon who told the truth about how to be a thinking woman. 
She was one of the most important modernist twentieth century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. 
On 28 March, 77 years before, Woolf drowned herself by filling her overcoat pockets with stones and walking into the River Ouse near her home.

She is remembered both for her life's work and for her tragic death. 
But mostly she is remembered for her unique talent and keenness of vision which made her write some of the most luminous fiction of the twentieth century.

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“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.” Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf knew the enormous potential of a closed door. She is considered as the literary icon who told the truth about how to be a thinking woman. She was one of the most important modernist twentieth century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. On 28 March, 77 years before, Woolf drowned herself by filling her overcoat pockets with stones and walking into the River Ouse near her home. She is remembered both for her life's work and for her tragic death. But mostly she is remembered for her unique talent and keenness of vision which made her write some of the most luminous fiction of the twentieth century. #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  #door  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelpics  #travel_greece  #window 
“It is certainly true that ‘actions speak louder than words,’ but words become as monuments to thoughts.” Anton Szandor LaVey 
CA CUSTA LON CA CUSTA VIVA L’AUSTA 1915- 1917
If you think it’s written in Italian language, you’re wrong…
It’s indeed Aostan Dialect, and the translation is: “Whatever it costs, long life to Aosta!”. This was the motto of the Aosta Battalion of the Italian Alpini Corps. You can find this motto on the base of these monuments dedicated to Alpini in Rome by sculptor Pietro Canonica.
Pietro Canonica (1869 –1959) was a famous Italian artist. During the Great War, he saw the collapse of the world he had learned to count on: aristocracy. Born in Moncalieri, in the province of Turin, in 1869, before the war he made an impression in high artistocratic circles and was invited to all the courts of Europe, who competed to commission commemorative works from him, particularly busts and incisive portraits that seemed almost to be breathing, executed with a rare technical skill and authoratative modelling.From Buckingham Palace to the court of the Tsar, innumerable aristocratic faces saw their most secret interiority modelled in marble. 
In 1937, he managed to obtain the concession to renovate Villa Borghese, a 16th-century building owned by the City of Rome. In exchange of the promise to donate his artworks to the city, he was allowed to use the historical building as home and studio, which he repaired and decorated at his own expense. 
The unusual architectural construction within the Villa Borghese gardens, called also "La Fortezzuola", is a museum since 1961 dedicated to his name, exhibiting studies, models, sketches, casts and original works of the artist. His wife donated the valuable furnishings and paintings found in their private section after her death in 1987.

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“It is certainly true that ‘actions speak louder than words,’ but words become as monuments to thoughts.” Anton Szandor LaVey CA CUSTA LON CA CUSTA VIVA L’AUSTA 1915- 1917 If you think it’s written in Italian language, you’re wrong… It’s indeed Aostan Dialect, and the translation is: “Whatever it costs, long life to Aosta!”. This was the motto of the Aosta Battalion of the Italian Alpini Corps. You can find this motto on the base of these monuments dedicated to Alpini in Rome by sculptor Pietro Canonica. Pietro Canonica (1869 –1959) was a famous Italian artist. During the Great War, he saw the collapse of the world he had learned to count on: aristocracy. Born in Moncalieri, in the province of Turin, in 1869, before the war he made an impression in high artistocratic circles and was invited to all the courts of Europe, who competed to commission commemorative works from him, particularly busts and incisive portraits that seemed almost to be breathing, executed with a rare technical skill and authoratative modelling.From Buckingham Palace to the court of the Tsar, innumerable aristocratic faces saw their most secret interiority modelled in marble. In 1937, he managed to obtain the concession to renovate Villa Borghese, a 16th-century building owned by the City of Rome. In exchange of the promise to donate his artworks to the city, he was allowed to use the historical building as home and studio, which he repaired and decorated at his own expense. The unusual architectural construction within the Villa Borghese gardens, called also "La Fortezzuola", is a museum since 1961 dedicated to his name, exhibiting studies, models, sketches, casts and original works of the artist. His wife donated the valuable furnishings and paintings found in their private section after her death in 1987. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #architecture  #igtravel  #citylife  #travelgirl  #travelphotography  #rome  #museum  #garden  #travelpic 
“La rue est une musée pour tous!”(=The street is a museum for all)
Hergé 
Georges Prosper Remi better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist which was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003.
His best known and most substantial work is “The Adventures of Tintin” comic book series.

In 1929, he created the character Tintin and the first comic strip titled ‘Tintin in the Land of the Soviets’ was published serially in the magazine Le Petit Vingtienne. Tintin as a character is a Belgian boy reporter who travels the world with his fox terrier "Milou". The series has been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire ("clear line") style and for Tintin’s adventurous personality as he never stops and always becomes involved in dangerous cases, in which he takes heroic action to save the day.

Seize the day, walk down the beautiful streets, create your new adventures and have “a good luck and a safe journey, Tintin”. #traveling #instatravel #travellover #travel #travels #traveler #travelbug #travelling #travelblog #travelgram #travellife #travelinggram #travelblogger #travelphoto #traveldiaries #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet #traveladdict #ig_travel #travellers #igtravel #streetstyle #travelphotography #artwork #greece #travelgreece #travelpics #travel_greece #streetphotography
“La rue est une musée pour tous!”(=The street is a museum for all) Hergé Georges Prosper Remi better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist which was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003. His best known and most substantial work is “The Adventures of Tintin” comic book series. In 1929, he created the character Tintin and the first comic strip titled ‘Tintin in the Land of the Soviets’ was published serially in the magazine Le Petit Vingtienne. Tintin as a character is a Belgian boy reporter who travels the world with his fox terrier "Milou". The series has been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire ("clear line") style and for Tintin’s adventurous personality as he never stops and always becomes involved in dangerous cases, in which he takes heroic action to save the day. Seize the day, walk down the beautiful streets, create your new adventures and have “a good luck and a safe journey, Tintin”. #traveling  #instatravel  #travellover  #travel  #travels  #traveler  #travelbug  #travelling  #travelblog  #travelgram  #travellife  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #travelphoto  #traveldiaries  #traveltheworld  #beautifuldestinations  #lonelyplanet  #traveladdict  #ig_travel  #travellers  #igtravel  #streetstyle  #travelphotography  #artwork  #greece  #travelgreece  #travelpics  #travel_greece  #streetphotography