September 2015 archive

Oktoberfest Munich

In Munich with Thomas Sabo (1)
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Oktoberfest Munich

Have you ever been to Munich for the Oktoberfest? As for me, never! Until this week I got the chance to visit Munich together with Thomas Sabo. The flight from Vienna to Munich lasted only 45 minutes. I didn’t really realise I travelled to another country since in both cities German is the spoken language.

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And although I am not that kind of person who fancies drinking beer, nor do I love German cuisine, I was so curious to discover what is this Oktoberfest all about. I also enjoyed every moment being a guest of Thomas Sabo among other 35 bloggers who traveled from different parts of Europe, just to be in Munich for the Oktoberfest. 

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If you ever find yourself in Munich for the Oktoberfest, don’t forget to take with you or buy a Dirndl (for ladies) and Lederhosen (for gentlemen) and read my best Munich travel tips here.

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Oh, by the way! Did you know that Oktoberfest is called Wiesn as well? I personally didn’t know that, but I guess that’s OK, since I am neither Austrian nor German…

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Holidays in Crete

Holidays in Crete

Holidays in Crete

Crete has never been my favourite Greek island. What I never liked about it is that Crete is a big island. In Crete you simply lose the sense of being on an island. I guess, I am more a small island type of person.

But Crete island has a lot to offer. Culture, sightseeing attractions, sandy beaches, scenic countryside. Plus, it has two international convenient airports (Chania and Heraklio) where you can find the best flight connections to many European cities.

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My friend’s wedding though was a very good reason to visit Crete once again, the last weekend of August. I am glad that I had the chance to spend my holidays in Crete one more time, to discover this island with a different point of view, as the more we travel, the better traveler we become, we learn to appreciate things differently and we mature through this process.

My best Chania travel tips: 

• Go to Pallas for breakfast.

• Visit Sketi Glika for something sweet.

• For exciting views over Chania go to Koukouvaya.

• For dinner and the best traditional Cretan Ntako go to Mesostrato.

Crete is undoubtedly beautiful. Remember that you need time and a car to discover its beauties. Oh my gosh, how nice it would be to be there right now!

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A guide to Samos island: where to stay

A guide to Samos island: where to stay
A guide to Samos island: where to stay

During my holidays in Samos I visited Proteas Blu resort. As I am a sucker for travel photography and hotels interior design, I couldn’t help but taking pictures of such a dreamy resort for The Viennese Girl blog. Everything in this luxury resort was peaceful, relaxing and purely elegant. Everything was screaming SUMMER and I was totally in my mediterranean element.

A guide to Samos island: where to stay
A guide to Samos island: where to stay
 

Find the best Samos tips here

A guide to Samos island: where to stay
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Now back to Vienna, I look out of the window of my little room, and there is neither sea nor blue skies on the horizon…

But am grateful for the good time spent in Proteas Blu Resort. It was so fun taking these photos and wish that I will get the chance to get back there soon in the near future. #seayousoon

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Best Samos travel tips

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To my big surprise I found out on Instagram, where I have the chance to interact with so many of you, that many people are interested in the beautiful island of Samos and were asking for my best Samos travel tips. I promised to write them down and share all my Samos knowledge on The Viennese Girl blog, so here we go.

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How to get around in Samos

If you intend to explore the island and you don’t want to spend your holidays just relaxing in your hotel, you will need to rent a car. Samos is not a small island, public transportation doesn’t help that much and cabs are quite expensive. Unless you decide you’ll spend all you money on taxis…

Where to stay in Samos 

If I had to choose where to stay I would stay in Pythagorio.You can understand why if you check my photos here. If you are looking for a seaside resort, then check Doryssa Seaside Resort. My favourite hotel in Samos is Proteas Blu Resort.

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MY BEST SAMOS TRAVEL TIPS 

My favourite cafes in Pythagorio: Enigma (they don’t have a website) and 2spoons

Shopping in Samos: Remember to visit my friends Stella and Eva who have the loveliest fashion store in Pythagorio called 2the little store.

Villages by the sea: Pythagorio, Kokkari and Ireon

Locals says that the best taverna in Samos is Triantafillos. It is located in Palaiokastron. I went there last summer and it was super nice and the food was amazing. Just remember to reserve a table to avoid last minute disappointments.

There is an open air cinema in Mitilinious village. No matter what film they play, this is a unique experience on a Greek island.

What I really love: the bakery in Pythagorio. A must visit after midnight. It is on a side street…

BEACH BARS IN SAMOS

If you are looking for beach bars, then head to Asterias in Potokaki and to Navagos in Tsamadu beach. Keep in mind that Samos is not like Mykonos. Of course there are bars and night life but don’t expect to find a wild nightlife scene. I would say that Samos is rather a romantic destination for couples, ideal for families and for group of friends who aren’t party animals 🙂

HISTORY AND CULTURE IN SAMOS

If you are looking for history and culture, then go to the Temple of Hera in Ireon, to the Archeological Museum in Vathi and to the Tunnel of Eupalinos where you also get a very nice view of Pythagorio and of course you will take a picture in front of the statue of Pythagoras.

I hope my Best Samos travel tips will be helpful for planning your next holidays on Samos island. Remember to book your stay in Samos with Booking.com.

If your holidays are over, you are back to your country and have after holidays blues, know that you are not the only one…

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