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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. 

imerovigli santorini Greece

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.

imerovigli santorini Greece
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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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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Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips
In this blog post, I am happy to share with you a few Milos travel tips. I hope that you find them useful, if you plan to spend your holidays on this beautiful Greek Island 

Milos travel tips
Milos travel tips
 

Milos travel tips: ACTIVITIES

Thalassitra sailing boat: Sail around the Milos coastline stopping at all the beautiful hidden beaches and caves which are only accessible by boat.
Archaeological Museum of Milos: Small, yet charming. Immerse yourself in the history of Milos and imagine how things would look like many centuries ago.
Sand museum in Plaka: Enter the shop to admire a collection of sand from all over the world and look through a microscope at the sand itself. 

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips: VILLAGES
Plaka, The capital of Milos
Klima, a traditional fishing village
Firopotamos
Mandrakia
Apollonia

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips: BEACHES
Sarakiniko
Kleftiko
Papafragkas
Firiplaka
Tsigrado

Milos travel tips
TRADITIONAL CAFE     

Palaios pastry shop in Plaka: Stop by Palaios cafe and order some of the most typical Greek deserts. Baklava, kadaifi, galaktobouriko, for instance. Savour them in the back yard or take them away.

Milos travel tips

RESTAURANTS
Barriello for sophisticated Greek cuisine – Good food unites people
Sirocco for volcanic food!
Armenaki – order octopus with quinoa!
O Chamos – this place is unique! Please, don’t miss it!

Milos travel tips

Bar
Akri bar in Adamantas

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips

HOTELS
Milos hotel
Melian boutique hotel
Salt hotel

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips

Milos travel tips

Many thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the Municipality of Milos island, the Deputy Mayor Mrs. Sofia Vamvakari Psatha, our hotel “Milos Hotel” for the wonderful hospitality, and “Milos Rent a car” for providing us a car to tour the island.

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Milos island

Milos island

Let me take you far away…

Milos island

…You’d like a holiday

Milos island

Exchange the cold days for the sun…

Milos island

…A good time and fun

Milos island

Many good things happened last year.

But if I had to pick one and name it as “the best of all“, that would be the Greek island hopping that I did with Pauline.

Without a doubt. 

Milos island
Milos island
 

Don’t get me wrong. I am fully appreciative of all the great travel opportunities throughout the year. But there is just some kind of magic when a travel opportunity is combined with those three “s”: summer, sea and sun.  

Milos island

3 weeks of sea, sun and carelessness.

We left all our problems in the big cities that we live in, and embarked on an adventure to discover the Greek islands.

First stop: Milos island! 

Milos island
Milos island
 

In this blog post, I let the photos do the talking.

In the next blog post, I will share with you my travel tips for Milos island. 

Milos island

Feelings of gratitude for having been in Milos but at the same time…a great desire to go back. 

Milos island
Milos island
 

On Milos island we had the luck to meet one very special person: our travel guide.

We had a great time together and we hope to see her again the next time we visit. 

Milos island

Dear G., without you, our stay in Milos wouldn’t had been the same. 

Milos island
Milos island
 

Milos island

Milos island

Dress: 2the little store

We are forever grateful to all the people who allowed this trip to happen.

We say “Thank you” to the Municipality of Milos island, the Deputy Mayor Mrs. Sofia Vamvakari Psatha, to our hotel “Milos Hotel” for the wonderful hospitality, and Milos Rent a car” for providing us a car to tour the island.

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Folegandros

Folegandros
Folegandros
 

Folegandros

During this past winter, I asked some of my friends whether they’ve been to Folegandros or not. And the answer I got from most of them was a no. Neither have I. My immediate thought was, “we should change this”.

This was how a carefully planned trip to Folegandros got started. From a simple question.

One reason why I think none of my friends have visited Folegandros yet is because of Santorini, Greece’s most popular island. Santorini is very close to Folegandros, and if people have to choose between those two, people mostly choose to go to Santorini. I personally didn’t mind going to a less popular island. I was actually intrigued by the idea of exploring Folegandros and 100% sure that I would love it from the very first moment we touched ground. And I did.

Folegandros

Folegandros

I can still recall in my mind the moment we arrived at the port Karavostasi. We were super exhausted even though the trip on the fast ferry lasted only 4 hours and a half. We were exhausted because we had an early morning wake up call, as the ferry’s departure was set at 7am. But once we arrived, the magic power of the white washed houses in combination with Folegandros’s natural beauty had made our fatigue fade away and turn it into a state of excitement and euphoria.

We spent one week in Folegandros, ignoring what people had told us that one week would be too much. My answer to them is: “one week is enough to see the island, but if you want to really enjoy it, then you need to stay longer”.

Folegandros

If time and money were not an issue, then I would suggest: stay, relax, enjoy.

Folegandros

Folegandros

Folegandros

Three things I noticed during my stay in Folegandros: 
  • June is a wonderful month to visit Folegandros. The island is not jammed, which makes your stay on the island very enjoyable. 
  • The island offers high quality accomodations to the most discerning travelers. It has a great variety of amazing boutique hotels.
  • Also, the little fashion stores host incredible pieces made by Greek fashion designers. I fell madly in love with the Kori collection. 

Folegandros

Here is a list of some cafes/tavernas that we visited, in other words, a few things you shouldn’t miss:

Try the traditional dish “matsáta”, which is handmade noodles with rooster or rabbit

Mama’s Pita, Souvlaki House in Chora. We paid a daily visit here!

Chrisospylia restaurant for shrimp spaghetti in Chora 

Breakfast/brunch at Pounda in Chora / Traditional cafe “Lontzia

Eva’s garden restaurant / Pancakes at Parasagas

Folegandros
Folegandros
 

I want to remember this small rocky and longish island as a place I want to return to. Hopefully it won’t be long before I return.

Folegandros

Hotel: Folegandros Apartments

Rent a car: Evo rent a car

Outfit: 2 the little store

The Viennese Girl visited Folegandros island in partnership with the Greek Tourism board.

Special thanks to Mrs. Christiana Papitsi, Mrs. Efthalia Papadopoulou and Mr. Konstantinos Magkas. 

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