ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

At the end of June, we had the pleasure of staying and photographing Onar in Patmos island, a resort hotel named after the Greek word for dream. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

Just a few meters away from the shore, close to the fishing village of Grikos, ONAR 1989 is surrounded by a beautiful landscape overlooking the Aegean Sea and the nearby rock of Kalikatsou that emerges from the deep blue waters in an almost unearthly manner. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

We stayed at a contemporary stonewall house for two, fused with traditional architectural elements, with a private terrace and a magnificent view to the swimming pool overlooking the sea. 

ONAR IN PATMOS ISLAND

The ideal location for a dream holiday for families, couples or group of friends who are looking for a luxurious and tranquil environment as a base to explore Patmos island from, or to just relax in. 

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Peace and quiet emanate from every corner of Onar in Patmos island.

where to stay in Patmos island

where to stay in Patmos island

where to stay in Patmos island

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

Pauline and I absolutely adored it and we would recommend Onar in Patmos island to everyone without second thought!

boutique resort hotel in Patmos

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with ONAR 1989. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

I spent a wonderful long weekend in Eugendorf! Have you ever heard/been to this small town that is located right next to Salzburg? 

How come and what is so great about Eugendorf, you may ask…

Well, staying in Eugendorf means that you can be both incredibly fast in the city of Salzburg and in the nature. Very practical if you are planning a small city trip, but you would also like to spend time in the mountains or in one of the many beautiful lakes.

Visit Eugendorf

I didn’t know about it until an invitation from Eugendorf Tourism Board to explore this town and photograph it, landed in my inbox! I got very curious about this opportunity, so without giving it a lot of thought, I accepted!  

Karin from the Eugendorf Tourism Board, aside from welcoming me with a yummy handmade chocolate (she loves sweets!), she also created an exciting programme full of interesting things to do for me! I had a lot to look forward to! 

Visit Eugendorf

First things first: Bike tour around Wallersee

We rode 18 kilometres around the picturesque Wallersee lake, through meadows, forests and the Wenger Moor, a nature reserve for rare animals and plants. The lake is perfect for sailing, paddle boarding and all sorts of boating, as well as, of course, swimming. Tried and true! 

Our e-bikes were borrowed by Holznerwirt. 

We ended the day with a delicious dinner at Gasthaus zur Strass! 

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

Wallersee Austria

The next day: A morning visit in Salzburg Old Town

Get the bus from Eugendorf to Salzburg. Not only is the bus ride quick, it also eliminates the stress of looking for a parking space. Tested and trusted! 

– First stop of our route were the Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace. 

– Then we walked up to the Kapuzinerberg for a superb view over the old town, the fortress, the mountains, the river and for many instagrammable pictures!

– We stepped down from Kapuzinerberg, passed the Imbergkirche and walked down to Steingasse. We crossed the Staatsbrücke and ended up to Getreidegasse for a little shopping and ice cream! 

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

The perfect afternoon: Stand up paddling at Wallersee

Stand up paddling, also known as SUP! Many thanks to Stefan from Glory Boards for providing me with the SUP gear and teaching me the basic technique! 

It was the first time in my life I did Stand up paddling and hope to have the chance to do it soon again. I found peace while floating on a paddle board, plus it felt like a good full-body workout! And if you are curious to know whether I fell down in the water, hehe, no I didn’t! 

The day ended with a delicious meal at Gastagwirt. 

Stand up paddling at Wallersee

How to spend a wonderful Sunday: WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

  • Drive to Sankt Gilgen and take the boat WolfgangseeSchifffahrt to Sankt Wolfgang.
  • From Sankt Wolfgang take the nostalgic SchafbergBahn up to the middle station or to the peak of the Schafberg mountain. Depends on whether you’d like to hike or not.
  • From above you have a wonderful view over many different lakes (Mondsee, Attersee, Fuschlsee) in the Salzkammergut (the name of the region between SalzburgerLand and Upper Austria).
  • End the day with a wonderful meal in the Hotel Restaurant AM HOCHFUCHS.

Visit Eugendorf

Gorgeous turquoise water colour! 

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Whether hiking, bicycling or water sports, the whole area is a real paradise for nature lovers.

WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

On the peak of the Schafberg mountain  

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

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Before I press the “Publish” button for this blog post, I’d like to say Thank You to Holznerwirt for a wonderful stay! I loved having breakfast and lunch in the garden, under the huge trees that provided the right amount of shade for a pleasant meal! 

If only every weekend could be like this one … Unfortunately that’s not the case … But I am grateful for this travel opportunity to see more of Austria and I wish for many more to come! 

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Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron

Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

This was my third visit at Schloss Leopoldskron. What was initially supposed to be a lonely weekend, a weekend in which I would dive deep into my inner-mind, it turned out to be something else! I was offered a job at the Schloss! An exciting one! One that changes my life and opens a whole new world for me! A world to discover and to cherish!

Why does fate keeps bringing me back to that place again and again?

I feel like there is a special connection between the Schloss and I, a connection that I cannot explain with words! Hopefully one day I will be able to look back, knowing the reason why all this happened.

Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg

All photos in this blog post are self portraits and are taken during my third visit!

See you at @schlossleopoldskron’s IG page

Visit Patmos island

Visit Patmos island

How to get to Patmos island

We flew from Athens airport to Leros island and then we took the ferry. For ferry routes and online ticket bookings, you will find everything you need in the website of Ferries in Greece.

Visit Patmos island
Visit Patmos island
 
Visit Patmos island
A travel guide to Patmos Greece
 
Where to stay in Patmos island

We tried two different kind of accommodations which are located in two different parts of the island. We often like to do that because we get to experience one island in different ways and see it from different perspectives. So we spent two nights in a unique and historic countryside estate that is called Langada and three nights at one of the beautiful villas of Onar Patmos.

A travel guide to Patmos Greece

A travel guide to Patmos Greece
A travel guide to Patmos Greece
 

Patmos photography

Where to eat in Patmos island

For dinner: To tsipouradiko mas / Benetos restaurant (there are two of them) / Jimmy’s Balcony (here meet the owner) / Vaggelis restaurant

Beach bar: Atmos

For breakfast and coffee: Katoi

Patmos photography

Highlight of my trip to Patmos island was the encounter with the painter Andreas Kalatzis. We passed by his studio/gallery late in the evening and we saw him working on an art piece that he had to ship to the US. Something attracted us to him, and without giving it a second thought, we jumped into his studio! It felt immediately like we have been knowing each other for years but we had just met. Everything about him, his life and his work was incredible inspiring to us! We wanted to keep in touch with him, so we asked for his business card, he took a small piece of paper, he drew a couple on it, and on the back he wrote his name and his telephone number! Definitely the most beautiful business card I’ve ever seen! And the only one I will keep in my wallet!

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Traditional house Langada

Traditional house Langada

We finally made it to Patmos island this summer! We had the chance to spend two amazing nights at the Traditional house Langada and discover the beautiful and peaceful area of upper Kampos. These pictures were taken in the terrace of the Traditional house Langada overlooking Kampos beach.

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The traditional house Langada belongs to Nicoletta Houses.

Nicoletta says:

“In 1971, my mother, Dolly Kontogianni, set her foot for the first time at the port of Patmos island. It was love at first sight. She was immediately captivated by the island’s special energy. She soon found a plot in Chora, the island’s medieval capital, where she was planning to build a typical Chora mansion. Dolly was a restless spirit and loved houses! She never stopped exploring the island’s houses and plots until she discovered the 40-acre estate “Langada”.

There was a farmhouse in ruinous condition, which had developed during the centuries, around a small chapel and a central patio. As it can be read on the chapel’s lintel, it was built in 1698. It is said that the chapel and the room next to it had been used by generations of monks of the St John monastery, who wished to lead an ascetic mode of life and cultivate the land. The estate belonged to 30 heirs. As you can imagine, the buying process was very complicated.

Dolly finally managed to acquire the property in 1973. She slowly started restoring the house, strictly following the traditional building techniques and architectural style. She was fully dedicated in this project which lasted 5 years. Since then, we have spent numerous summer and easter holidays with friends and family.”

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If you would also like to enjoy an exclusive vacation experience in a unique and historic countryside estate, book the Traditional house Langada in Patmos island.

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Nicoletta Houses. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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