From Place to Space: A Little Greek Island

September 16, 2012 1

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Here we are, a new week, a new Monday. I’ve spent a weekend with my family in Austria, helped my mother sorting out the basement, found some old, hidden treasures and there it was, my idea for today’s blog post. An old, hidden treasure. A little voyage I did a few years ago. And it was then that I discovered a little, hidden Greek island. It is not so known among foreign tourists but rather popular with Athenians as it is not far away from the Greek capital yet so serene and divine that you feel like in the middle of the Aegean. I’m referring to the little island of Angistri. Welcome aboard!

I’ve dug out a few old snapshots to share with you. The great thing about these kind of islands is that you travel sort of blindfolded. We’ve entered the ship in Athens and arrived on this little island without any ideas or expectations. Nor any accommodation. But that is not too complicated. The main town is rather tiny and locals offer their rooms to any arriving guest in the little port. A few hotels, taverns and cafés line the main street along the coast and a beautiful and serene beach with clear blue waters is more than inviting. There are a few pathways to climb the hill behind the beach and a great tavern with amazing views of the bay awaits the diligent hiker. A simple Greek salad, some fresh seafood, a glass of chilled wine and a view of the Aegean – can I please order all that on this Monday morning? Happy week, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Reyhan September 17, 2012 at 04:35

    Love your photos! This reminds me of my own adventure I had in Istanbul. Thank you!

  • Reply Karen@PasGrand-Chose September 17, 2012 at 07:17

    These are the best kind of holidays. Some of my best memories ever are of swimming in that blue blue sea. Thanks for a great post – you’ve replaced my Monday blues with happy Greek island blues!

  • Reply Susan September 17, 2012 at 11:34

    Oh that water…divine!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar September 17, 2012 at 11:44

    I think we need to round up a group of fun bloggers, hire that camper van and explore beautiful Greece! A nice dream for a Monday, right?!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic September 17, 2012 at 12:44

      An absolutely legitimate dream for a Monday I’d say:-))

  • Reply backroads of bainbridge September 17, 2012 at 12:30

    Someday I hope to get to Greece…….until then, your blog post will help
    me continue to dream.

  • Reply Niki MyScandinavianHome September 17, 2012 at 13:17

    *sigh* all those beautiful shades of blue! I love Greece. This post has made me realise it’s about time for another visit and a dive into that aqua-marine sea.

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt September 17, 2012 at 19:04

    That is a treasure indeed!
    Love the van! Okay, what’s not to love. I had no idea about the existence of this place so thanks for sharing.

    PS. I bet O. Gagnère will be fine with you moving in 😉

  • Reply Barbara Ismailovic September 17, 2012 at 22:21

    Divno! Volim Grcku, svaki put se lepo opustim, uzivancija u prizorima..Super mi je to sto su uspeli da sacuvaju duh i sve je tako umirujuce, cak i kad je nesto bas fancy, nije napadno i savrseno se ukpala u prirodu, ako me razumes sta hocu da kazem 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic September 17, 2012 at 22:31

      Sasvim te razumem Barbara a i isto tako osecam i ja! Hvala na poseti ovde:-)

  • Reply Holly September 18, 2012 at 11:21

    Aaahhh! This is so refreshing! I would love to visit Greece sometime soon. Have bookmarked this, thanks Igor!

  • Reply Elli September 18, 2012 at 11:54

    hey!!!to greece Igor!i hope you had a wonderful time! 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic September 18, 2012 at 11:58

      I have never been disappointed in Greece, Elli:-) Filakia!

  • Reply Anonymous September 19, 2012 at 17:48

    it seems you had a wonderful time there in Greece as a student, very lucky my friend!
    Niki

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