Street Art in Athens

From stunning murals to personalized tags, prolific street artists in Athens, Greece have covered nearly every surface with paint. Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psiri, and you will find many businesses and abandoned homes covered in graffiti. It’s surreal to see once beautiful, traditional homes plastered with tags. From the looks of the places in…

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Old World Doors of Monemvasia

Upscale yet down to earth, Monemvasia offers visitors old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Step through the front and only entrance to the medieval fortress and find cobbled lanes, old stone buildings, and breathtaking views of the Myrtoan Sea. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of narrow paths carved into…

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Behind the Green Door

The only visible signs of life inside this house in Nafplio, Greece are vines of greenery in search of sunlight through empty transom window panes and the green door left ajar. What else lies hidden behind the crumbling facade, weathered paint, and rusted windows of this once vibrant home? Happy memories of a good life…

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Cats & Doors

Ah, Monemvasia, one of my many favorite places in Peloponnese, Greece. This medieval fortress is cat-friendly and home to a small community of docile cats. As I strolled the narrow, cobblestoned lanes, I came across a variety of cats lounging near doors. What I found amazing was their indifference to my presence making it easy for…

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A Parade of Tourists at Mycenae

After an overnight stay in Nafplio, we visited the archaeological site of Mycenae in the Argolis region of Peloponnese. It was early October, typically low season for tourists, our favorite time of year to vacation in Greece. We looked forward to a quiet stroll around the citadel. Our exploration of Mycenae started at the archaeological museum which…

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Street Scenes in Nafplio

After falling in love with Nafplio, Peloponnese in the late summer of 2016, we knew we’d have to return to this charming seaside town next time we visited Greece, and got the chance to do so this past October. Our friends had suggested we stay at Hotel King Othon, a 100-year-old neoclassical property within walking distance…

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Peeking through the Gate Door

When traveling the back-roads of Greece, it’s fairly easy to lose your way, especially when you find yourself at a poorly marked crossroad. Somehow we always seem to choose the wrong road. But, we don’t worry, we’re on vacation, and often the “wrong” road leads us to an unforgettable adventure.

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Crusty Old Doors

No matter where you go in Greece, you will find some crusty old doors. It’s just how it is these days. The older generation has passed on, and the younger generation has moved away and doesn’t have the time or money to upkeep the old family home. These crusty old doors belong to buildings and…

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The Seaside Village of Plitra

The fishing port village of Plitra (or Plytra) sits on a protected bay in the Laconia region of Peloponnese, Greece. It’s known for the ancient, sunken town of Asopos, as well as, a pristine Blue Flag beach. Filled with beach goers during the summer, the population of Plitra dwindles to less than a hundred local…

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Bicycles & Doors

Stroll the narrow streets of Nafplio, Greece and you will find historic houses and museums coexisting with current day cafés, tavernas, gelaterias, and boutique shops. Besides walking, you can explore the seaside town by bicycle, a favorite means of transport for both locals and visitors. When last in Nafplio, this green bicycle parked next to…

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Pretty in Pink

This pretty pink motorbike in Nafplio, Greece was an eye-catcher. I was struck by how its cotton candy color coordinated perfectly with the blush pink house and aqua blue doors. It got my attention. Before long, I found myself noticing and photographing motorbikes parked on the street next to, in many cases, interesting doors. I…

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Life is Good by the Sea

As the year 2017 comes to an end and winter brings a chill to the air, looking back at my favorite photos of the sea off the coast of Peloponnese, Greece lifts my spirits. I’m a coastal gal who swam in the Atlantic Ocean growing up in Connecticut, now admires but doesn’t swim in the…

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The Pint-Sized Port of Gerakas

Many years ago after visiting Monemvasia, we headed north to explore the villages along the mountainous coastline of the Laconia region of Peloponnese with only a paper map in hand. A narrow, winding, country road eventually led us to the pint-sized Port of Gerakas. Aside from a slight delay waiting for a herd of goats…

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The Street Art Scene in Athens

To say that the street art scene in Athens has mushroomed is an understatement. All over the city, commercial buildings and homes have become visually cluttered with a blend of beautiful artistic murals, cheeky street art, and ugly graffiti. Imagine busy patterned wallpaper that makes you turn your head away. Don’t get me wrong, I adore…

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