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Sapphire folklore stories

December 6, 2015

The old documentary was being played once more on the Sea Star’s outdated screens. Some words about mythology and the origin of the name Tilos. Some snapshots of the island’s peaceful life and the traditional feasts. Some touristic information about the dwarf elephants and Saint Panteleimon monastery. I was watching mechanically the video, while I discerned a familiar figure. My grandfather was sitting on a plain wooden stool and was fishing at the crystal clear water with a straw hat and his distinctive thick moustache. My thoughts traveled at my grandfather, who had six children, my father included, and adored the sea. My anticipation grew bigger and I wished Sea Star arrived at the destination faster. Continue Reading…


A donkey on ice skates

August 31, 2015

No, I haven’t lost my mind. I really saw a donkey on ice skates at -6 degrees in the middle of the summer in Lindos.. I also saw a bear and some penguins. Still unconvinced? Check it out yourself! Continue Reading…


Stairway to heaven

August 25, 2015

Did you ever wonder why every ancient greek city and its acropolis is situated at the most privileged locations. The answer is simple: they needed  a clear distant view of the sea and the perils that go with it. Pirates, invaders etc. Nowadays, that the wars do not have the same direct nature, we indulge the remnants of the ancient greek culture along with the endless aegean blue. Lindos is the perfect example of such a magic combination. Let’s wander together at the Acropolis and the scenic little streets. Continue Reading…


Just like a fairy tale

August 17, 2015

Almost every girl dreams of a handsome and courteous knight on a white horse. As the years pass, you realise that such men exist only in fairy tales. Or maybe not? A mere walk in the Old Town of Rhodes turns the calendar back on the Medieval times, when knights and white horses were real. Continue Reading…


Windsurfer’s diaries

July 31, 2015

A windsurfer sticks out through some simple signs. In order to recognise one, follow the steps below. Firstly, look for a permanent tan (or sunburn for the light complexions), but not around the waist where the harness applies. Secondly, a windsurfer’s touch always feels rough due to the boom grip. Thirdly, there will always be some open wounds, mostly on the legs, that will not heal for years because he/she refuses to stay out of the water for a week. Fourthly, you will never find a windsurfer in a windy day elsewhere than at the beach.  Continue Reading…