Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Home From Home

I initially thought to keep this blog free of 'personal' stuff, but now I feel I want to share a little glimpse of my life with you. George and I have had a wonderful relaxing Easter weekend in our 'home from home' town of Nafpaktos, a beautiful little place in western Greece. One day I would like us to live there permenantly. The town itself is built around a beautifully preserved Venetian castle and port, and the location is perfect.

Photo: Wikipedia

Situated on the Corinth Gulf with views of the Peloponnesian mountains beyond, Nafpaktos is half an hour from Patras (Greece's 3rd largest city) from where you can sail up to Corfu and Italy, an hour by boat from the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos, and has a multitude of outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside from rock climbing to white-water rafting to kite surfing and more. We have some wonderful friends there too and I can't think of a more perfect place to raise a family.
So, as mentioned, we have just spent Easter there, which is a big occasion in Greece. Here are just a few moments from the weekend.


The port staged a spectacular (if not slightly tacky) light and fireworks show on Good Friday night.


The view from our hotel balcony - the tiny port of Hiliadou (about 10 mins from Nafpaktos)



Lunch on Saturday next to Evinos River.


George and I... relaxed and happy!

I hope you all had as good an Easter break as we did! I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of a lovely place and a wonderful couple. I can easily see why you all would want to visit there, or even relocate.

    Best wishes!

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  2. Its beautiful!! I've always wanted to visit Greece. sigh. Maybe someday.

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  3. What a beautiful place! I can understand why you would want to make it your home. I hope your dream comes true!

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  4. we're always glad to share your happy news !
    what an idyllic place it looks like ...
    and I certainly like the colour of the water ;)
    I hope you'll be able to make it true xo

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  5. btw... so nice to meet you !!!

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  6. Hi! Nice to meet you :)
    this places looks wonderful, I can understand why you'd like to live there permanently!

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