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Visit Leros island

Visit Leros island

Every June we go island hopping! This year we chose Leros island as the first island to visit!

Visit Leros island

It was my second visit to Leros island! I came back a few years later to see what has changed in the meantime! I was particularly excited for going back to the Mylos by the sea taverna in Agia Marina (it’s a must visit)! We also loved Psaropoula restaurant in Panteli! I couldn’t find a website for the restaurant but everything is easy to be found in Leros! Just ask the locals and they will guide you!

For our stay we chose Nefeli Hotel.

Visit Leros island

You can find my blog post from my first visit here.

Visit Leros island

My first visit to the island was a press trip organised by the Greek Tourism board in Austria. This time though, I enjoyed the island a little bit more cause I was free to discover the island the way I like, go to the places I personally chose and spend there as much time as I wanted.

Visit Leros island

How to get to Leros island

Since Leros island has an airport and it’s quite far away from Athens, I would say that the easiest and fastest way is by airplane.

Visit Leros island

Shopping in Leros island

We found a few interesting ceramic shops in Agia Marina. We also loved Aspronisi boutique.

Greece travel photos and best tips

Favourite beach in Leros island pictured below: Agia Kioura!

Greece travel photos and best tips

Greece travel photos and best tips

In Leros island you will need a car. Rent one at Motoland Leros Rent a car.

Favourite beach in Leros island

The windmills of the Pandeli Castle

The windmills of the Pandeli Castle

The windmills of the Pandeli Castle

If you plan to visit Leros island this summer, take notes of the travel tips I mentioned on this blog post and on my previous one, and I wish you lots of fun and carefreeness!

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Hello from Chania

Hello from Chania Crete

Hello from Chania! I had to get away for my own mental well-being and sanity! I think I made the best decision to come and stay in Chania for a while! It feels so good to be here! This is the view from the balcony of the apartment that I am staying at! I will reveal the name of the apartment at the end of my stay on Instagram, so that you can rent it too!

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Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

We are currently going through the third, maybe fourth, fifth (oh,I’ve lost the count) lockdown in Vienna. I had photos in my hard drives that were waiting for me to edit them. I don’t know why I kept them for so long there. Last night I decided to have a look on what is left unedited and to finally go though the process: edit, select and publish! The shops in Vienna will open next Monday and I can’t wait to buy an external Hard Drive because those I have are all full!

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece
Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites Greece

Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island Greece

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

where to stay in Tinos island Cyclades

We took these photos during our stay at Aeolis Tinos Suites in beautiful Tinos island in Greece. This boutique hotel in Tinos island is beyond, and I wish you all have the chance to visit and spend a few blissful days there.

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Captains House Serifos island

Captains House Serifos island

And after we left  Folegandros, we took the ferry to the island of Serifos. In Serifos, we had the pleasure to spend a few days at the recently restored 19th century home, known as the Captains House, and met in person Emmy and Manos.

Emmy provided me her best Serifos tips which I am happy to list down below for you. Read until the end to find out my personal favourite thing to do in Serifos.

Captains House Serifos island

Best beaches in Serifos island

Agios Sostis (5 minutes walking from the parking) / Psilli Ammos / Agios Ioannis / Platys Gyalos / Sykamia / Livadakia / Karavi / Kalo Ampeli (20 minutes walking from the parking) / Vagia / Ganema / Koutalas / Malliadiko (10 minutes walking from the parking)

Captains House Serifos island

Best restaurants in Serifos island

Traditional greek tavern “Plakes” /  “Aloni” /  “Louis” at Chora / Traditional kafe “Stou Stratou” at Chora / Fish tavern “Tis Kalis” at Livadi / Meat tavern “Mpakakaki” at Livadi / Modern Greek cuisine “Metalleio” at Livadi / Blue bamboo Thai restaurant at Livadi

Captains House Serifos island

Traditional Greek tavernas in Serifos island

“Stefanakos” at Psilli Ammos / “Nikoulias” at Platys Gyalos

Captains House Serifos island

Traditional recipes in Serifos

Marathokeftedes (wild fennel fried balls) / Myzithra cheese usually accompanied by choriatiki salad / Mastello, goat slow cooked / Revythada (chickpea soup, baked in the oven) / Fava

Captains House Serifos island

Local products in Serifos island

Wine / Honey / Cheese / Souma

boudoir photography

Shopping in Serifos island

Kerameio ceramic studio / Charisma gift shop in Chora / Theta concept store in Livadi

Captains House Serifos island

boudoir photography

Museums

Folklore Museum at Kato Chora / Archaeological Collection at Pano Chora / Mining Collection at Mega Livadi

Captains House Serifos island

Best Serifos spots
  • Agios Konstantinos church (the top of Chora) stands over a venetian castle built in 1434 (panoramic view, sunrise and sunset spot).
  • The mining ruins at Mega Livadi and Koutalas region
  • The white tower, archaeological site at Mega Livadi region with free entrance (panoramic view)
  • The throne of the Cyclop, or else Psathopyrgos at Mega Livadi region (sunset spot)
  • The Monastery of Taxiarches at Platys Gyalos
  • Chrysoloras winery at Platys Gyalos region, tour and winetasting (sunset spot)
  • The lighthouse at Spathi cape (panoramic view)

photos of Serifos island Cyclades photography

photos of Serifos island Cyclades photography

Activities

Scuba diving / water sports / canoe / rent a boat / Yoga

photos of Serifos island Cyclades photography

Top Tip

If you plan an island hopping in Cyclades, book your ferry tickets online in advance with Ferries in Greece.

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My favourite thing to do in Serifos

Walk down the path from Chora to Livadi. It’s a very easy path to find, just follow the signposts.

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If you plan to visit Serifos, I can highly recommend you to stay at the Captain’s House, enjoy the Greek hospitality in a 19th century family house and let yourself experience a unique feeling!

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Captain’s House in Serifos island. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff Resort in Spetses. A very much anticipated photo story of a very beautiful hotel in a very beautiful island. I wanted to get my hands on these photos since last October and never had the time. And before I set off on the new adventures for 2020, I had to make sure that I will have published the photos that you see in this blog post on The Viennese Girl blog. 

interior design photography

Last September I had the chance to visit Spetses for the first time. Spetses was the last stop of my Greek island hopping. I couldn’t have found a better place to end last summer’s island hopping. It was a solo trip dedicated to my passions: photography, interior design, and the island life.

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

However, I did one mistake. I packed my suitcase very quickly and at the very last minute.  As a consequence, I forgot to take my bikini with me. Someone on the island told me to buy a new one. But in fact, I bought already 2 new swimsuits last summer. One more would be too much for me to buy. I simply wish I had my swimsuit with me, so that I could have spent a few hours in the pool of the hotel and take a dip. 

Orloff resort Spetses

I consider myself lucky for having visited Orloff resort. The hotel arranged for me a lovely room that had a balcony with a view. Since this is a resort hotel, and NOT a mass hotel, it gave me the privacy and the exclusivity that I am generally looking for. If you are heading to Spetses island, I can only recommend you to check out Orloff resort. 

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

If you have any questions on Spetses island, please leave a comment in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you asap. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed my photoghraphy!

*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Orloff resort. All opinions are my own. Thank you to the lovely people at Orloff resort for an amazing stay!

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