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 beachgoers during the summer, the population of Plitra dwindles to less than a hundred local residents…

The Pint-Sized Port of Gerakas

After visiting Monemvasia many years ago, we headed north along the mountainous coastline to explore the small, less-touristic villages. With a paper map in hand, we followed a narrow, winding, country road that led us to the pint-sized Port of Gerakas. Aside from a slight delay due to a herd of goats blocking the road,…

The Doors of the Fishing Village of Avlemonas

Of all the lovely villages on the island of Kythira, Greece, the pristine fishing village of Avlemonas tops the list of my favorite places to go on the island. The village always has a cheerful, upbeat vibe with its whitewashed houses and blue shutters and doors. A crystal-clear blue lagoon at the center of the town…

The Byzantino Boutique Hotel in Monemvasia

A number of years ago my husband and I spent a night at the Byzantino Boutique Hotel in the fortress of Monemvasia, Greece. Instead of the usual day trip to Monemvasia, we wanted to experience the romantic medieval ambiance of the Byzantino Boutique Hotel and the magic of Monemvasia after dark. We felt transported back in time amidst the charm of…