Doors of Napoli di Romania

Nafplio, Greece, once known as Napoli di Romania during the Late Middle Ages, maintains a traditional architectural style with many richly colored buildings and houses, partly influenced by the Venetians. Instead of typical blue doors often seen in Greece, warm autumnal and jewel-toned colors are used on many shutters and doors in Nafplio. Below are a few…

Old Secrets Guarded by a Locked Door

This weathered gray door in Nafplio, Greece looks a bit mysterious set in a mottled, crumbling stone structure. I wonder what old secrets are guarded by the locked door. Despite the decay of the building, life goes on around it, with bougainvillea and greenery growing out of the dust on the stucco walls.

Mediterranean Blues

This lovely Mediterranean-style home sits at the top of town in Nafplio, Greece. The bold azure blue shutters and doors got my attention. The weathered terracotta roof tiles were the “icing on the cake.”  

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…

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…

Crusty Old Doors

No matter where you go in Greece, you will find 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 homes…

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, a green bicycle parked next to…

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 pink house and aqua doors. It got my attention. Before long, I found myself photographing motorbikes parked on the street next to, in many cases, interesting doors. I was hooked. Motorbikes and…

A Little Red Wheelbarrow in Nafplio

An aspect of travel I most enjoy is to discover subtle often missed details that contribute to the unique character of a city or a landscape scene. With a camera in hand, I’m more aware of my surroundings and actively look for ways to capture ordinary scenes in a different way than the usual tourist’s…

Nightglow at the Alektor Café 

Need a treat? The Alektor Creperie Café is a perfect spot in Nafplio, Peloponnese for an evening coffee and delicious sweet crepe.   Inspiration: Glow.    

Catnapping in Greece

This cat in Nafplio, Peloponnese makes napping on this windowsill look comfortable!

A Few Signs of Life

This door, tired chocolate brown, cracked, flakes of paint falling to the ground, spray painted with curly scrawl, looks abandoned. Yet, there are a few signs of life amid the sad door and crumbling wall. A mailbox, a doorbell, an entry light, and thriving greenery overhead signal this place might be someone’s home. Inspiration: Thursday…

Delightful Detours

With a camera always on hand, I’m ready to capture any scene or moment that speaks to me. It was bright pops of red that led me down the back avenues of Plaka and Nafplio. The photos in the collage below capture the highly visible but often ignored street details that contribute to the unique…

The Vibrant Colors of Nafplio

Drive two hours south of Athens and find the charming seaside town of old Nafplio, Peloponnese. Perched on a hillside, this colorful Venetian-influenced town overlooks the Argolic Gulf and island fortress of Bourtzi. Starting at the top of the town, make your way down steep staircases to terraced lanes filled with shops, tavernas, charming old…