Tag Archives: Sea

Portara

August 2017 – Naxos, Greece

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalampous 

Across Greece, from east to west and the islands, one can admire amazingly beautiful sunsets.

The Portara is one of Naxos’ most famous landmarks and is connected to Naxos Town by a man-made causeway. 

It picturesquely overlooks the ocean, so that with a bit of imagination it might be a portal to another world.

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  Mykonos Island 

August 2016 – Mykonos, Kyklades, Greece 

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalampous 

Mykonos, part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, known for its nonstop party atmosphere. 

Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise welcome a diverse crowd, with sandside bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn.

The Mykonos windmills are iconic feature of the Greek island of the Mykonos. 

Thalassa

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June 2016 – Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Βγάζει η θάλασσα κρυφή φωνή — φωνή που μπαίνει μες στην καρδιά μας και την συγκινεί και την ευφραίνει.

Τραγούδι τρυφερό η θάλασσα μας ψάλλει, τραγούδι που έκαμαν τρεις ποιηταί μεγάλοι, ο ήλιος, ο αέρας και ο ουρανός.

Το ψάλλει με την θεία της φωνή εκείνη, όταν στους ώμους της απλώνει την γαλήνη σαν φόρεμά της ο καιρός ο θερινός.

– Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης –

Koukounaries

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August 2015 –  Skiathos, Greece

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

The busiest member of the Sporades group Skiathos, the most cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters.

Despite the rapid growth in tourism here in recent decades, the island is still picturesque and unspoilt and blessed with more than 60 beautifully clean beaches. The most famous is Koukounariés, which has been declared the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean.

When you add in its bustling nightlife, it is only natural that the island attracts thousands of young visitors every year… and even more Cypriots!!! 

Skopelos

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August 2015 – Skopelos, Greece

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Skopelos was founded by Staphylos,  one of the sons of the god Dionysos and the princess Ariadne of Crete.

The beauty of the bays, natural harbors and cliffs that steeply fall into the sea in the greatest part of the coast is breathtaking.

Skopelos and its neighbour Skiathos were the filming locations of the 2008 film Mamma Mia. The wedding procession was filmed at the Agios Ioannis Chapel near Glossa while “Does Your Mother Know” was performed at the amazing beach of Kastani Bay. 

La Barceloneta

April 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

From Marina Port Vell, it’ll take you less than five minutes to walk to this beautiful beach, or to one of the many beach bars lined up along the beach. The beach, 4 km wide in places, is a fascinating strech of soft golden sand where you can just lie down and soak up the warmth of the Spanish sun with a good book or a refreshing drink.

Near the beach there is a very nice and highly recommended restaurant called ‘Salamanca’ which specialises in the best fish and shellfish of the Mediterranean seas. That night we were lucky enough to recognise Andres Iniesta sitting at the table next to us while the night before we were told that Shakira had visited the place.

Enjoy and have a great summer!

Deep Purple

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January 2015 – Atlantis Aquarium, Dubai

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Modern architecture meets the mysteries of deep blue sea at Lost Chambers Aquarium. Red is the color of fire and blood associated with energy, danger, passion, desire and love. Blue is the color of the sea often associated with depth and stability. Blue symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, confidence, faith and truth. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red and symbolizes nobility, luxury and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, creativity, mystery and magic….the basic elements of this creation….