Holidays in Greece {Beloved Motherland}

I’m back.

Back to my 2nd home and back to work.

I’m never able to describe what returning to Greece for holidays means to us. Such a warm feeling. Bliss.

So I’ll just post some summer photos and go on and wait for Christmas to arrive. 🙂

We ate:

My mother’s creation. Whipped cream, petite-beurre biscuits, chocolate pastry cream. A simple yet incredible fresh dessert.

And ate:

Suvlakia (tzatziki, tomato, onions, potatoes and pork gyros wrapped in pita), fries, feta and Greek beer. Emotional moment for us!

And ate:

My mother learned how to make cheese from fresh goat’s milk! And it tastes great!

In great places hidden in the trees:

And enjoyed fresh wine while eating in amazing taverns:

Taverna in the old city of Nafplio.

We visited familiar beautiful places:

Garden of our country house with fantastic view to the sea.

Swam in familiar waters:

We visited the wonderful and historic city of Nafplio, in Peloponnese:

View from our room’s balcony in Nafplio. Palamidi castle in the background.

Walked around the narrow streets:

We swam in clear waters:

The rocky beach of Arvanitia.

And sandy beaches:

Karathonas beach.

We definitely had to visit Palamidi Castle, up in the hill.

So we decided to climb the 999 steps that lead up to the Castle:

Left side: Climbing up the 999 steps to reach Palamidi Castle. Right side: Last step!

It was totally worth it:

Palamidi Castle.

The view was breathtaking:

Whole harbor view, with castle of Bourtzi in the background (this small island):

Up in the castle, we felt a touch prouder:

I cannot urge you enough to visit my country.

Useful information (photos, testimonials, culture, maps, etc) in the very nicely made site: Visit Greece

Have a nice day!

27 thoughts on “Holidays in Greece {Beloved Motherland}

  1. ChgoJohn

    Such a lovely spot to call home. You must have felt re-charged as you walked about, getting “re-acquainted” with the sights, sounds, and aromas. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Greece several years ago and enjoyed every second and step of my stay. Truly an enchanting Land.

  2. Eri

    Τι υπέροχες εικόνες, να είσαστε πάντα καλά και να περνάτε ακόμη καλύτερα!

  3. Penelope

    Ξανά στους “εκεί” ρυθμούς σας λοιπόν! Να σου ευχηθούμε λοιπόν με το καλό και πάλι στην πατρίδα (τα Χριστούγεννα όπως μας λες) και με περισσότερες γευστικές απολαύσεις φτιαγμένες από τα χέρια της μαμάς :-))

  4. El Oso con Botas

    Gorgeous holidays, well, what else can one expect from Greece ¡¡ It’s a paradice for summer time beaches and mediterranean food. You have to share how to make that marvelous goat cheese. I love making cheese at home and that one looks really good…Shall we able to get the recipe soon? 🙂

  5. ΕΛΕΝΑ

    Πάντα τέτοιες όμορφες διακοπές σου εύχομαι, με το καλό να ξανάρθεις στην πατρίδα!!!
    Καλό μήνα, καλό Φθινοπωρο πλέον!

  6. girlinafoodfrenzy

    Beautiful dessert and stunning food/scenery too! It sounds as though you had quality time with family and loved ones. These 999 steps are a revelation and I’m thrilled to see an actual authentic Souvlakia actually from Greece (chips & all!) 🙂

  7. Jasline

    Beautiful photos! What a wonderful time you had there. I love Suvlakia too, can’t get enough of them when I was in Greece. I should plan a trip back there soon! 😉


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