On Tuesday we went with my students for the established annual photo shoot of the old fertilizer factory in Piraeus
I took these photos of Kerasiotis river during my stay in Montanema handmade village.
Montanema handmade village undoubtedly is a unique hotel. A wonderful place surrounded by virgin nature. There are many things you can adore in your stay there. From the luxury homes with modern fireplaces, the spring water who running in your tap, the wonderful staff, the excellent food in Fournia restaurant or the Irema cafe. But what I liked most in Montanema are small details in architecture and decoration that really touch me, and some of these I want to present to you with my photos.
Some lamps in the hotel’s café
The lucky horseshoe in every of the hotels houses
An old hanger (monk we call it in Greece)
Details of folk mason in a fence
Marissa and Elena hiking at Montanema
I do not forget that they sent me the first email about TBG on January 4, 2015, and our first meeting with the other founding members took place on January 18. And look I write this post today on April 29, not four months later and see how many interesting things happens during that short period thanks to these girls.
In a Greece that the knowledge about the internet is running out using facebook and all kinds of partnerships are from difficult to unachievable, TBG shows that collectivity is power.
After a big thanks from my heart to the other members of TBG who we all had the opportunity to know each other better on our trip to Montanema, i wish to Elena and Marissa to be always strong and creative and to continue to represent Travel Bloggers Greece with their unique style.
*This is a Elena’s phrase i dont want to steal the copyright!
The first morning during our stay in Montanema handmade village we walked into the canyon in front of the hotel following Kerasiotis River.
The trail was great for hiking in the mountain. Our guide Constantinos with endless knowledge of local flora gave to us useful information about the various plants that we encountered in the path.
Kerasiotis river at several points along the route forming impressive small waterfalls, while the light plays with the water passing between the leaves.
The Montanema handmade village located very close to Plastiras Lake. So you can combine the stay in the hotel with lake activities .
The other members of TBG preferred horse riding. My ride was photographic.
The landscape on the northern side of Plastiras Lake is magical. The mountains on the horizon are still snowy, while horses graze on fress grass waiting for the guests.
I am thinking that you can not feel deeply a place if you not see the sun rise at least once. I know it’s hard to get up early, while not yet dawn and search from which side the sun rises but believe me it’s worth it.
At least in my trip to Montanema handmade village to look at the sunrise was easy. The sun just comes forward in the ravine that is in front of the complex.
It is one of the few times that I enjoyed the sunrise and I was not in a beach. But the Montanema landscape was marvelous and so was the sunrise.
24-27 of April 2015, i was invited along with other members of Travel Bloggers Greece in a fantastic place in Karditsa. At Montanema Hand Made Village. The complex is located in the heart of a mountain just 4.5 km from the northern end of Plastiras lake.
The scenery was magical and we had a fabulous time with my friends of TBG. The four days in Montanema reminded me several times a summer in the village of my great-grandfather in Tzoumerka Mountains.
But the similarities stop at the landscape as Montanema is certainly a forest village that has been built with absolute respect for nature and natural stone materials and wood, but offers comfort and luxury that a mountain village didnt had back in the 70s.
I will try with some posts and of course a lot of images to convey to you how we spent these 4 days in Montanema Handmade Village. If you are looking for a place to relax and get in touch with nature, if you want to experience a different face of Greece with great hospitality, then Montanema is the perfect place for you.
For more information take a look at the official website of the hotel montanema.gr .
You may find useful the google map of the place
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Etoliko has described as Little Venice because of the wonderful environment in which it is.
Etoliko has neither the channels nor the impressive buildings of Venice, but it is a beautiful city Surrounded by water. A real paradise for photographers.
aitolikoinfo.gr is the my new online travel guide for Etoliko in Greece in Greek language.
Scooterise Athens Tour
Last Saturday I had a really fun experience seeing Athens in a different way. Travel Bloggers Greece members were invited to join a Scooterise tour of Athens via a Electric Trikke vehicle. The three wheels Trikke is like a toy and from the first moment I enjoy the ride. The tour starts from 18 Chatzichristou Street where company’s office is, near Acropolis Metro station.
Scooterise offers to its clients a lot of different tours 1.The Scooterise Athens Highlights Tour, The Scooterise Art & The City Tour, The Scooterise Athens Food Safari tour, The Acropolis & Athens Scooterise Combo tour, The Scooterise Athens Riviera Tour. We just took the Scooterise Athens Complete Tour .
Happy TBG members Scooterising in Athens
During 2 and ½ hours we saw some of the more interesting spots of the city. Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple Of Zeus, Zappeion and the Kallimarmaro (panathinaiko) stadium, the Presidential mansion, an interesting ride through the National Gardens, Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament, Monastiraki square, Ancient Roman market, Tower of the Winds, Plaka and tours ends. I had so much fan that for sure I will do it again in the future.
More information about Scooterise Athens Tours