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13 mart.

How to spend 6 days in Greece II

Amanzoe

With a „little” delay, I’ll have to finish the story about Greece because there is much more to tell about this country. As I was writing, I thought that I would like a device that can capture emotions when we discover new places, because neither pictures nor words can render the image to its true value. Surely, if I could put into words the state of euphoria I sometimes feel, the text would be a corny one. Totally not my style 😂

However, I will try to describe all the wonderful places I’ve discovered, starting with Athens, where I would go back anytime to eat the best truffle pasta on the terrace of Grande Bretagne Hotel. The view with the Acropolis in the background is astonishing. In fact, the hotel is in itself a piece of art with a lot of history and also a place of reference for the city.

Hotel Grande Bretagne

And since after a meal, sleep is always welcome, I invite you to the fanciest bedroom, outdoors, on the top floor of New Hotel. As the name implies, it is a new, modern, minimalist, yet spectacular hotel with many contrasting decor elements.

New Hotel

As I was telling you in the previous post, the next mandatory destination is Lake Vouliagmeni, a lake powered by underground springs, with temperatures between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius all year round. It is also a Fish Spa with the fish doctor. It is a protected area and swimming is forbidden after using sunscreen. The warm water sensation in October and the peeling done by fish was brilliant.

Lake Vouliagmeni

Lake Vouliagmeni

Athens remains after all a city with many unique places. I would like to discover more while coming back to the places I already fell in love with.

The next destination in our semi-marathon was a short stop at the Corinth Canal, a channel that separates the Peloponnese region from the rest of Greece. The channel doesn’t have the necessary size for modern cruise ships, therefore it doesn’t really have an economic importance.

Corinth Canal

I was, however, excited to arrive in Loutraki, where we stayed at Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, which shelters, as the name implies, one of the largest casinos. Tourism in the area is flourishing because of this casino (where the city hall holds 16%), but also thanks to the thermal waters and spas developed around them.

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki

I know we’ve upset a lot of people with our pictures in swimsuits, but we couldn’t miss the infinity pool in our hotel and the few hours of sunshine. All the hotels I’ve seen are immense and I would need a separate post for each of them, but if you like the idea and want to explore the area, I’ll leave you a link to each of them so you can analyze them. Or I can answer questions in private 😁

Because I didn’t want to lose my training in packing and unpacking, 😜 on the 4th day I went to the Tripoli region, more precisely to the town of Nafplio, the former capital of Greece. But before taking up accommodations in this fairytale town, we made two spectacular stops. First in the old theater Epidavros, a small town of ancient Greece, an absolutely superb place, well preserved, with brilliant acoustics. It’s perfect for a few hours to hear your thoughts.

Epidavros

The other stop was absolutely breathtaking. The most modern and luxurious hotel that I’ve seen so far, Amanzoe. It is an ultra-exclusive concept, detached from Ancient Greece, with prices to match, but services at the highest standard and the view is worth every penny. It’s worth going, at least for a lunch in their beach restaurant where we’ve been and it was excellent. Or rent one of the 1000 volumes available in the hotel’s library. I would like to come back and spend at least a couple of hours here. I’m putting a complete stay on my wishlist. For more detailed images, you have a short vlog of this trip here.

Amanzoe

Amanzoe

Amanzoe

Not as luxurious, but interesting and picturesque, the city of Nafplio is one of the places where I want to come back again and again for every building and street. Here I felt that I don’t have enough outfits or time to make a real shooting. I know that most of the people don’t think this way, but when you combine two passions, you imagine all sorts of outfits that blend perfectly with the scenery.
In the last two days, we left the Tripoli region, but not before we saluted Mrs. Prefect. Then we headed to Kalamata city, where we quickly visited the hotel.

Nafplio

Kalimera #nafplion!

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And as we saved the best for last, we spent the final two nights at Costa Navarino Hotel, a huge domain with everything you could imagine. Here I’ve learned to taste olive oils and also how to graft an olive tree, which was super exciting and fun.

The Westin Costa Navarino

From the pool in front of the room to the huge golf course, or the variety of restaurants, this place is a very well organized little town.

Costa Navarino

While I’m telling you all about this, I’m packing for a new adventure, but much more wild. For me, Greece remains a luxurious destination, with the most spectacular hotels, delicious food, and impressive places.

Therefore, if you really want to spoil yourselves relatively close to home, this is the perfect place.

You can find in the description of each hotel, a link to their websites in case you want to plan your vacation and here is a short vlog with our adventure.

Enjoy and travel the world with me.

Amanzoe

Cu o “mica” intarziere trebuie sa va termin povestea despre Grecia, pentru ca mai sunt multe lucruri de descoperit despre aceasta tara. In timp ce scriam ma gandeam ca mi-ar placea sa se inventeze un dispozitiv, care sa reuseasca sa surprinda si emotiile atunci cand descoperi locuri noi, pentru ca pozele sau cuvintele nu reusesc sa redea imaginea la adevarata ei valoare. Si cu siguranta daca as putea reda in cuvinte starea de euforie, pe care o simt uneori, textul ar fi o chestie siropoasa, Totally not my style😂

Totusi o sa incerc sa va trec putin prin toate locurile minunate, pe care le-am descoperit, incepand cu Atena, unde m-as intoarce oricand sa mananc cele mai bune paste cu trufe, pe terasa hotelului Grande Bretagne. Iar view-ul cu Acropole in spate este de vis. De fapt tot hotelul este o opera de arta, cu multa istorie si un loc de referinta al orasului.

Grand Hotel Bretagne

Iar cum dupa masa un somn este binevenit, va invit in cel mai fancy dormitor, in aer liber, la ultimul etaj al hotelului New Hotel. Si asa cum ii spune si numele este un hotel nou, modern, minimalist, dar in acelasi timp spectaculos, prin multitudinea de elemente de decor contrastante.

New Hotel Athens

Asa cum va spuneam si in postul anterior, urmatoarea destinatie obligatorie este lacul Vouliagmeni, un lac alimentat de izvoare subterane, cu temperaturi intre 22 si 24 grade Celsius, tot timpul anului, dar si Fish Spa, pestele doctor. Este o zona protejata, iar scaladatul este interzis, dupa ce s-a folosit crema de protectie solara. Senzatia de apa calda in octombrie si pesti care iti fac peeling a fost geniala.

Vouliagmeni Lake Athens

Vouliagmeni Lake Athens

Atena ramane totusi un oras cu multe locuri inedite, pe care mi-ar le descopar in paralel cu locurile, in care imi doresc sa revin.

Urmatoarea destinatie din semimaratonul nostru, a fost o scurta oprire la canalul Corinth, canal ce desparte regiunea Peloponez de restul Greciei. Canalul nu are dimensiunile adecvate pentru vasele de croaziera moderne, prin urmare nu are f mare importanta economica.

Peloponnese

Eram insa nerandatoare sa ajungem in Loutraki, unde ne-am si cazat la Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, ce adaposte dupa cum ii zice si numele, unul dintre cele mai mari cazinouri. Turismul din zona este infloritor datorita acestui cazino, unde primaria detine 16%, dar datorita si apelor termale, spa-urilor dezvoltate in jurul lor.

Club Casino Loutraki

Stiu ca am suparat multa lume cu pozele noastre in costume de baie, dar nu am putut rata infinit pool-ul din hotelul nostru si cele cateva ore cu soare. Toate hotelurile, pe care le-am vazut sunt imense si ar trebui un post pentru fiecare, dar daca va surade ideea si vreti sa explorati zona, va las link de la fiecare, ca sa le puteti analiza. Sau raspund la intrebari in privat 😁

Ca sa nu imi pierd antrenamntul la impachetat si despachetat,😜 in a 4 a zi am plecat catre regiunea Tripoli, mai exact catre oraselul Napflio, fosta capitala a Greciei. Dar inainate de a ne caza in acest orasel de poveste am facut 2 opriri spectaculoase. Prima la vechiul teatrul Epidavros, un orasel mic din Grecia antica, un loc absolut superb, bine conservat, cu o acustica geniala. Este perfect pentru cateva ore, in care sa iti auzi gandurile.

Epidavros

Cealalta oprire insa a fost breathtaking. Cel mai modern si luxos hotel, pe care l-am vazut pana acum, Amanzoe. Este un concept ultra exclusivist, desprins din Grecia Antica, cu preturi pe masura, dar servicii la cel mai inalt standard, iar privelistea face toti banii. Merita mers, cel putin la un pranz in restaurantul lor de plaja, unde am fost si este excelent sau sa inchiriati una din cele 1000 de volume existente in biblioteca hotelului. Mi-as dori sa ma reintorc si sa petrec macar cateva ore aici, iar un sejur complet il pun pe wishlist. Pentru cateva imagini mai de ansamblu aveti un mic vlog din aceasta calatorie aici.

Amanzoe

Amazoe

Amanzoe

Nu la fel de luxos, dar interesant si pitoresc, oraselul Nafplio este de asemenea unul din locurile in care imi doresc sa ma reintorc iar si iar, pentru fiecare cladire si strada de poze. Aici am avut senzatia ca nu imi ajung tinutele sau timpul sa fac un shooting cu adevarat. Stiu ca majoritatea nu gandesc asa, dar cand combini 2 pasiuni, iti imaginezi tot felul de tinute care se imbina perfect cu decorul.

Nafplio

In ultimele 2 zile am parasit regiunea Tripoli, dar nu inainte de a o saluta pe doamna Prefect si ne-am indreptat catre oraselul Kalamata, unde am vizitat rapid hotelul

Si cum ce e mai bun se lasa la sfarsit, ultimele 2 nopti le-am petrecut la hotel Costa Navarino, un domeniu imens, cu tot ce ti-ai putea inchipui. Aici am invatat sa degust uleiurile de masline, dar si cum sa bat un maslin, ceea ce a fost super interesant si haios.

The westin costa Navarino

De la piscina din fata camerei, pana la terenul de golf imens sau diversitatea restaurantelor, acest loc este un mic orasel super bine organizat

#happykid 😀 || wearing skirt @meli_melo_paris , jacket @guess by @unicbrands

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Si in timp ce va povestesc despre toate acestea, eu pregatesc bagajele pentru o noua aventura, dar mult mai salbatica.Grecia a ramas, pentru mine o experienta de lux, cu cele mai spectaculoase hoteluri, mancare delicioasa si locuri impresionante.

Asa ca daca vreti sa va rasfatati cu adevarat, relativ aproape de casa, acesta este locul cel mai potrivit.

Aveti in descrierea fiecarui hotel link catre site-urile lor, in caz ca urmeaza sa va faceti planuri de vacanta si aici un vlog scurt cu aventura noastra.

Enjoy and travel the world with me.

3 Comments
  • Pame

    și eu îți mulțumesc Carmen Negoitața!

    martie 16, 2018 at 9:40 PM Răspunde
  • IOANA

    Buna, Carmen! te urmaresc pe instagram, esti sursa mea de inspiratie!😉 Pentru ca m-ai incantat mult cu experienta din Grecia, Nafplio si pt faptul ca nu stiu unde sa plec de revelion, m-am decis sa merg la Atena, o destinatie mai calda (sper). Ce hotel mi-ai putea recomanda si ce sa nu ratez in Atena si imprejurimi!🤗🤗🤗 Mult succes in ceea ce faci, se vede ca o faci cu mare drag!

    octombrie 13, 2018 at 7:19 AM Răspunde

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