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Caipirinha Residence

Caipirinha Residence

At the beginning of September, after I checked out from Archipel Mansion, I moved to Imerovigli and checked in at Caipirinha residence. Yep, I was one of those lucky persons who had they keys of a private villa in Imerovigli and could enjoy the caldera views for a couple of days. In this blog post, I am happy to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay.

Caipirinha Residence
Caipirinha Residence
Caipirinha Residence
Caipirinha Residence
 

They say that Imerovigli village is quieter than Oia and Fira and it offers the best views to the caldera because of its position, and I can confirm that. So if you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy breathtaking views and privacy, Imerovigli is maybe the right choice for you. The white-washed houses pretty much look alike in Imerovigli. What I actually found very useful during my meanderings in Imerovigli is that you can spot Caipirinha residence even when you are standing at the other side of the village, because right above the private villa, there is a windmill. 

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Apart from the sunset, scenery, relaxation and privacy, which are all an indisputable fact when you are staying at Caipirinha Residence, I personally enjoyed walking from Imerovigli to Fira and the way back on foot. That was my everyday exercise.

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imerovigli santorini Greece
 

imerovigli santorini Greece

Santorini was the second stop of my Greek island hopping in September. The day I checked out from Caipirinha Residence, I took the ferry to the next island: Koufonisia. 

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Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

There are moments I think to myself that I’ve seen everything. This is of course due to the fact that I’ve travelled so much and have been fortunate to stay in wonderful properties around the world. But then, I get the chance to visit a few more properties, like Archipel Mansion in Fira, and I realize that there are still places and properties that manage to amaze me.

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

I visited Archipel Mansion Santorini at the beginning of last September. In this blog post, I am happy to share with you some of the photos that I took during my stay. 

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Archipel Mansion is one of these places that makes you feel good. Beautiful properties can actually have that positive impact on your well being. I believe that. 

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

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the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

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Good news! October is still summer in Greece, and in my opinion, it’s the best month to visit Santorini. I’d love to go back now. Less crowded and cooler temperatures. You can walk up and down the narrow streets, without sweating like you do during the warmer months. It’s October, but you can still wear summer clothes during the day. So, if you want to plan a spontaneous trip to Santorini, I highly recommend that you check out Archipel Mansion. 

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Santorini travel tip: For a great food and great wine meal on an open air rooftop patio, head to one of the prettiest villages in Santorini, Megalochori, to find Feggera Restaurant. This is where I had dinner the first night in Santorini. 

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A huge thank you to @ariahotels and Delenda family for letting me stay in and photograph this gorgeous holiday villa in “Fraggomahalas”, the ancient district of Santorini’s capital, Fira. Thank you for letting me experience a little part of its history!  

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Cyclades

Cyclades

I’d like to update The Viennese Girl travel blog and share with you these photos that I adore so much. This summer I was very lucky to visit 13 Greek islands and spend it between the Cyclades and Vienna. Some of the trips to the Cyclades were invitations/press trips and the rest ones were private trips. I travel, first and foremost, to take photos. But I also travel to keep my passion for traveling alive, to feed my brain and fill up my soul with feelings of excitement. I travel for my mental health and my well being : )

Cyclades
Cyclades
 

I am happy to publish these photos. They were taken with my new camera, the Fujifilm X100F. After a lot of thought and research on the web, I made the splurge. The camera comes with a big price tag, but it’s value for money. I am very happy with the camera and its performance. The Fujifilm X100F is lightweight and the quality of the photos is top notch. The best of all is that the focus is very easy to achieve. That means that my friends, who are not pro photographers, can easily take in focus photos of me, without me having to worry too much for the focus.

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Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Last June I had the chance to visit Astypalaia island. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit this Butterfly-Shaped Picture Perfect Island. For those of you who haven’t yet been there, those photos and travel tips may encourage you to consider Astypalaia island for a future island holiday.

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Where to stay

Kalderimi traditional houses / Chrysalis boutique Hotel

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Kalderimi traditional houses were love at first sight! The owners have given a lot of love and care for this special place, so the customers will feel like being in their own house. Sometimes, at the moment you check out of a hotel that you have enjoyed very much, you leave a piece of your heart…Does it also happen to you? I urge you to visit! 

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Astypalaia island Greece

Where to eat

Agoni Grammi, Ageri restaurant, Aiolos pizza restaurant, Almyra restaurant 

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the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

The viennese girl blog Vienna Austria

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly the Municipality of Astypalaia, and especially Mrs. Maria Kampouri for inviting us to explore and photograph their beautiful island. I love Astypalaia island. I simply love Astypalaia’s positive energy. I’ll never get tired of saying this. 

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Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

At the beginning of June I had the chance to visit Volos Pelion Sporades in Greece. The trip lasted one week. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit this area.  

Volos Pelion Sporades

Photo of my hotel in Skiathos island: Aegean Suites Hotel

Volos Pelion Sporades
Volos Pelion Sporades
 

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Koukounaries beach in Skiathos island (picture of the beach and its crystal clear waters below)

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

I found the most beautiful store in Skiathos town. Luckily, they allowed me to take some pictures for you (and for me to remember). The store is called Lalaro. They sell extraordinary jewelry pieces and artsy-crafty stuff for home. I believe in minimalism and in possessing a few things. But in this store, I would buy everything, if I could.

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Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Volos Pelion Sporades

Picturesque villages to visit in the Pelion Peninsula

Kato Gatzea, Kala Nera, Visitza, Milies, Tsagarada, Zagora, Makrinitsa, Portaria 

Volos Pelion Sporades

Beaches with blue-green water in the Pelion Peninsula 

Mylopotamos Beach, Fakistra, Damouchari, Papanero, Agios Ioannis, Chorefto

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Hop on to a ferry from Skiathos island to Skopelos to visit amazing beaches like the one pictured below.

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How to get to Skiathos and Volos from Austria

If you consider spending your summer holidays in this part of Greece, Volos Pelion Sporades, make sure to book your tickets with myAustrian Holidays that flies you directly from Vienna to Volos  once per week until the 21st of September and from Vienna to Skiathos twice a week until the 28th of September this year.

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I’d like to thank wholeheartedly My Austrian Holidays for flying us directly from Vienna to this paradise, the Greek Tourism board in Austria for inviting me to this press trip, the Region of Volos, Pelion, Skiathos and Skopelos and all the people involved. 

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Syros island

Syros island

At the beginning of June I had the chance to visit Syros island in Greece. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit Syros.

Syros island

syros port Ermoupoli

ermoupoli syros

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Where to stay

Hotel Benois, Syra Suites & Syra Bay, Pino di loto boutique bed&breakfast, Ventoura Studios & apartments

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Where to eat 

Iliovasilema restaurant in Galissas, Allou yialou in Kini village, Aventoura restaurant, Savvas restaurant, Avantgarden cafe bar restaurant, Mazi restaurant (fusion cuisine), To tsipouradiko tis Mirsinis, Sta vaporia bar restaurant

Ermoupoli Syros traditional cafes

Cafes: Giosifaki premium cafe in Vari, Kyverneio cafe in Poseidonia village

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streets in ermoupoli syros

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Syros island

Syros island

Beach bars and restaurants: The Ono concept, Ciel Asteria beach in Ermoupoli

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Syros island

Travel agencies in Syros: Gaviotis travel, Siros travel

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Seajets, Hotel Benois and Syra Suites for the hospitality, Syros Municipality and all the residents of Syros island who went the extra mile to make sure that we have a pleasant stay! Everything was beautiful indeed and I am already looking forward to going back again.

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Kimolos island

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About one month ago, I had the chance to visit Kimolos island in Greece. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few photos that I took during my stay, as well as a few travel tips on things to do if you plan to visit Kimolos. 

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Beaches

Prassa, Mavrospilia, Kalamitsi beach, Agios Georgios, Bonatsa

Kimolos island

Restaurants and bars 

Kafemezodopoleio i kali kardia, Prasonisi restaurant in Prasa, Stou Fragouli for breakfast, Agora the cocktail bar

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Shopping

There are many lovely stores with super cute things to buy. One that caught my attention was Arzantiera. Easy to find it as it’s located in the main street of the little town.

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What I loved about Kimolos

The authenticity of the islanders and the relaxed vibes. The lack of crowds and the secluded beaches.

Kimolos island

I am not writing much about my visit in this beautiful island, as it’s hard to describe feelings and in general the way I perceived the island. I’d like you to get inspired by the photos, go and discover the rest on your own!

shopping in Kimolos iconic souvenirs
kimolos island animals in Greece
 

One thing that I’d like to highlight is that there are beaches in Kimolos (and some spots in the main town) where you can borrow books in many different languages. Brilliant idea, right? I haven’t seen something like this on another Greek island! They may begin to adopt this wonderful idea as well!

beaches in Kimolos

Golden hour in Kimolos

golden hour kimolos island

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Elzahed apartments for the hospitality, the mayor of the island Mr. Konstantinos Ventouris for inviting us to Kimolos and the residents of the island for their warm hospitality.

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Samos

samos

Samos island, Greece. 5th trip of the year!

samos island orchids
samos
 

I used to spend every summer holiday as a teenager in the homeland of Pythagoras. But in the last years I haven’t visited the island due to various personal reasons.

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This May I went back, thanks to Visit Greece and Aegean Airlines, that invited me to join this press trip. Our visit in the island was short.

samos orchids

One day only. But what a beautiful day that was it!   

samos museum pythagorio

pythagorio museum

Pythagorio museum

It’s interesting to go back to a place that you know so well but haven’t visited the last years. Coming back means you see a familiar place with new, fresh eyes.

pythagorio from above samos

As always, I am happy to share with you the photos I took during my visit, along with a few Samos travel tips. 

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Points of interest: 

Samos Wine MuseumSamos orchids glass house / Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion

Panagia Spiliani Church / Temple of Hera

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Where to shop: 

2 the little store 

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travel tips Greek island samos
 

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Dress: 2 the little store

pergamonto bar restaurant samos pythagorio
pergamonto pythagorio bar restaurant
 
pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio
 
Restaurants

Pergamonto bisto bar restaurant in Pythagorio/ Restaurant Ithaki in Agios Konstantinos / Panorama in Koumaradei / Ammos Plaz

pergamonto bar restaurant pythagorio

This blog post has everything that your heart desires to find on an island. Except beaches. Unfortunately the day I visited Samos, the weather was not beach weather. But here are a few beaches to visit in June, July, August, even in September: 

Potokaki, Kaladakia, Lemonakia, Tsampou, Tsamadou, Kerveli bay, Mikali, mikro and megalo seitani. 

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Samos is definitely a summer destination that you may want to consider for your upcoming holidays. And if you wonder how to get there, Aegean Airlines has you covered!

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Hotel Venus for the hospitality, Samos Municipality, Visit Greece and of course Aegean Airlines for inviting me to one more unforgettable press trip! 

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Leros island

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At the end of May, I got invited to join a group of journalists to a press trip to Leros island. The trip was organized by the Greek Tourism Board in Vienna in collaboration with Aegean Airlines. I’ve never been to Leros island before, so it was a great opportunity for me to explore one more Greek island. 

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Our stay was short though. We were there just for the weekend. Therefore, I don’t have plenty of photos to share with you! But I am happy at least that I can offer you an aerial perspective of view. Nope, I didn’t buy a drone unfortunately. Not yet! From the Castle of Pandeli, you can enjoy a great view to the landscape, the sea and the villages of Leros

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Four reasons to visit Leros island (in my opinion)

For the lack of mass tourism, the good prices, the authentic Greek island living, and last but not least, for the amazing Mylos Fish Restaurant in Agia Marina! Seriously, though!

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Where to stay 

Hotel Crithoni´s Paradise / Hotel Nefeli  

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Where to eat 

Taverna to Steki in AlindaTaverna El Greco / Apostolis Taverna Psaropoula in Panteli Beach  / Mylos Fish Restaurant, Agia Marina / Cafe – Restaurant Glaros in Agia Marina / Cafe Kinezos in Lakki

Leros island

Leros island

Leros island

Here is the online travel guide of Aegean Airlines for Leros.

Leros island

More info regarding the island you will find at the official website of Leros.

Leros island

I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Aegean AirlinesDodekanisos Seaway, and the Greek Tourism board in Austria for inviting me to this press trip. And of course, the Region of Leros island and all the people that contributed to this trip. 

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