Poros – a paradise in the Saronic Gulf

My second summer here in Greece. It has been a summer full of travelling, swimming in the ocean, being gifted with a couple of visits from my beloved friends and one thing that I enjoy the most: new impressions.

My friends Chris, Max and Katja visited me once again for a long weekend in this astonishing country. We’ve spend our time having countless “freddo” coffees, long walks in and around Athens and we also had a quick two days trip on the beautiful island Poros.

Chris enjoying his time here in Kiffisia, a neighbourhood in the north of Athens.

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While I’m living in Halandri – an area at the subburbs around Athens – I always enjoy my time exploring different subburbs and neighbourhoods. Just by chance I’ve stumbled across this beautiful coffee place in Kiffisia. I’ve never seen such a comfortable Starbucks before. I can highly reccomend it for a visit.

It’s hidden behind some little alleys and it’s not exposed to the main road in Kiffisia. A perfect place for having a good coffee, chat and time to blog of course.

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Max doing some serious buisness on his phone.

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After we had a good time in Athens, we decided spontaneously to go to Poros. We took the ferry on a friday afternoon after I finished my work.

On a lonely sunday morning I passed by this sign and I couldn’t resist to take a photograh.

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My little heaven.

Green plants, a calm place to live. No stress, no hecticness. That’s all I wish for.

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Coffee time at Love Bay. Such a beautiful and small beach and bar to rest with good company. The bartenders provided us with a strong freddo and some decent club sandwhiches.

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After we’ve spend some time there, we have changed to Russian Bay. A perfect white beach with an old abandoned russian garrison.

No tourists and no loud music – which makes it the perfect place to stay on a lazy summer beach day. At least to me.

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Since I only have a 100mm lens on my Hasselblad, I wasn’t able to capture the true beauty of Russian Bays beach.

I decided to have a little walk into the woods, behind the garrison.

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Words and photos won’t be able to describe the scenery.

I was overwhelmed by the sheer sound of thousands of cicadas, singing their mediterranean soundtrack. Combined with this beautiful surrounding – a place to stay and disconnect from all the routine and stress.

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And then these fellas crossed my path.

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The town of Poros offers many beautiful and typical greec alleys. It’s an endless fun to have long walks and discover these beautiful places. Which we did for a while.

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And sometimes there is a guardian watching you.

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But even the toughest guardian needs a rest from time to time.

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On top of Poros town. It’s a small hill with a beautiful clock tower. The view from there is stunning and made me speechless.

We stayed here for a while and enjoyed our time and the view over Poros and the Pelopponnese on the far side.

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Chris enjoying the atmosphere.

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Our way back to the port. Sad and happy at the same time. Poros is such a beautiful island.

Hope to see you soon.

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