Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni from Lefkada

           Lefkada, the island bathed by the unreal blue waters of the Ionian Sea is well-known for its gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife. Tourists take full advantage of the sunny beaches, spectacular scenery as well as the museums, churches and monasteries scattered around the island.             The Virgin Mary Monastery, known as Panagia Faneromeni, has…

The story of Kastro from Skiathos

via Site Settings ‹ idjourney — WordPress.com            Kastro is a fortress situated in the northen part of Skiathos island. At around 1360, the citizens of Skiathos town left the city because of the pirates raids and build a settlement at Kastro. The three sides of the fortress facing the sea were reinforced with small…

Bochali, Zakynthos

via Site Settings ‹ idjourney — WordPress.com               Bochali, a small and beautiful village is at 1.5 km far away from Zakynthos. The stunning panoramic views of Zante and Mount Skopos, the ruins of the Venetian Castle and St Paraskeva’s Church are the reasons why you have to visit it. The road winds through the…

My travel notes from Corfu island

               I think the charm of the Ionian islands such as Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu is given by the incredible color palette of the surroundings. Here, you are blessed with a color therapy. The blue tones of water that blends harmoniously with the verdant vegetation and the bright white of the buildings are resting…

Five of the best beaches in Zakynthos

via Site Settings ‹ idjourney — WordPress.com          Zakynthos Island is like a huge natural park interlarded with diverse beaches as amenities, incredible marine landscapes and villages that still preserve the ancestral traditions. In this article I will be referring only to the beaches that I consider to be the best. First of all I…

Navagio Beach

             Navagio Beach, originally called Agios Georgios, is located in the northwest of the Zakynthos island on the Ionian Sea. The originality of this beach lies in the fact that the wreck of a boat completes the spectacular landscape generated by the vertical limestone walls and azure waters. The story of the wreck has several…

Walking on the waterfront of Chania

       Last summer on a cloudy day I had a trip to Chania town. I had discovered a city with an architecture that harmoniously blends the traditional Cretan style with the Venetian and even Turkish style. The tumultuous history of this city had left many traces, Chania being occupied, over the time, by the Arabs,…

Surprising Kavala

           I have always associated Greece history with Antiquity, perhaps because at school I have learned about its huge contribution to humanity. The history of Greece is so rich in events that you can hardly encompass it! Over the years, when I started to visit it, I had learned that this country faced shorter or…

Lefkada on its blue

via Site Settings ‹ idjourney — WordPress.com         The Ionian Sea always impresses me with the blue nuances it imposes: blue like ink, cobalt, sapphire blue, turquoise. I can say that the color of water often eclipses the beauty of the landscape and of the beaches.          Unlike the other islands of the Ionian Sea, the island…