Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Means ....Summer in Greece! Join Us!

This post is dedicated to all our friends around the world who love Greece and to those who are celebrating their nameday tomorrow 15th August, the Assumption (Dormition) of the Virgin Mary, a very significant day in the Church Year called simply Της Παναγίας.

Summer in Greece is....

Ouzaki and Mezedaki by the beach
'Poikilia mikri' 

Ouzaki and Mezedaki by the beach
 'Poikilia megali' 

Fabulous beaches as far as the eye can see...

Warm sun, cool sea and sparkling sand....

Beach Bars.... 
Κυανή Ακτή - Kalyves Beach

 Moonlit Dinners by the sea... 

Seagulls galore...

Swallows ...on a wire

Panigyria tis Panagias...
15 August celebrations in honour of the Virgin Mary

Outdoor Concerts ... Lyra by moonlight
Vassilis Skoulas

The Icon of the Virgin Mary - Tis Panagias 
15 August in Pemonia, Apokorona

Magical Sunsets... 
 from  Kantina Bananas at Kalyves Beach

Magnificent Sunsets

Taverna...on the rocks
At Plaka - facing Spinalonga

Our very own Jonathon-aki Livingston-aki Seagull on the beach...
I baptised him this trip, his name is now officially SIFI

Lying in the sun watching cruise ships go by...

Crystal turquoise blue waters... Spinalonga

Food, glorious food.... 

Under the August moon...the most beautiful full moon of the year

Dessert - Summer fruit.... watermelon, grapes, figs

Grapes fresh from the village vine..

Fresh Figs....straight from the tree....

Summer in Greece is...all this 
and so much more...

Join us!!! 
Experience it for yourself!

My daughter's mark in the sand at Kalyves Beach 
in front of Kantina Bananas

Special thanks to Manoli, Chryssa and George of Kyani Akti 
and Stelios, Mario and Dimitri of Kantina Bananas at Kalyves Beach near Chania in Crete for their hospitality!
We just love visiting, we know you will too!

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