Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nafplion in Fall

Hello , hello!!!
I haven’t written for some time now, but today I’m back and so, so happy to contact you again!!!
The weather is still lovely here, quite warm and sunny and we feel as if summer is still with us!!
That’s why I have decided to share with you some photos of a recent trip to a most favourite place of mine, very picturesque and with loads of history !!!
  Nafplion located in the Peloponnese, a lovely holiday destination and a tourist attraction with fantastic little shops selling handmade items , local sweets and lots of restaurants and taverns where you can indulge yourself into savory dishes, while at the same time satisfying your senses by looking at their  lovely, imaginative decoration.

 What I really like about this place is that although the buildings are really old , most of them have been carefully restored with attention to detail .
An extra bonus is that you can stay at lovely pensions with stone walls and french shutters , furnished with antiques and  pretty decorative items that remind you of a real home and not a rented accommodation.
Breakfast usually includes homemade marmalades and cakes and is served in white china ,in cosy , little dining rooms. Prices are usually very good, too !!

 An ancient castle overlooks the old town at the top of a huge rock and a small island emerges from the blue waters, at the centre of the town’s port .You can visit it by boat and walk around and inside the little castle which is built on it, taking photos, though construction work is underway and there aren’t any facilities available for visitors..

  The view from there, towards  Nafplion  is beautiful , especially  at dusk , when the lights of the town start glistening in the azure blue horizon…

 The town really comes to life at night, the little streets are brimming with people eating frozen yogurts, ice creams of all possible flavours, tasting local dishes and getting in and out of shops and cafes.
Oh, life can be very sweet and easy going when the pace is slow and you are surrounded by smiling faces of people who are having fun in such beautiful surroundings!

 If you are the type of tourist who is keen on visiting museums and sites of archaeological interest there is plenty for you to visit and see. I especially like the folk art museum On its two floors, garments and household items and furnishings are exhibited, travelling the visitor back in time. This is my favourite museum, though the Naval and Archaeological are of great interest as well.

Of course , it goes without saying that places like this, inspire romantic and artistic hearts and boost their creativity! J.
Some time ago, I promised a good friend and colleague of mine, a wreath for her front door and today I’m happy to present it to you!

 My favourite theme: little birds, felt, fabric and wooden flowers, butterflies ,lace and ribbons and Tadah! Sweet, tender and romantic!!

 Do you like it? My friend loved it and it now decorates her house and as she confessed, makes her smile every time she looks at it.  I’m really very , very glad and pleased when my little creations, are welcomed by people that I love and appreciate. This is my reward.

 I hope you are all having a relaxed, happy weekend and enjoy one of my most favourite months of the year, October.
My love to you all, 

Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Very nice pictures,
    Have a nice weekend,

    1. Thank you Leslie.
      It is always nice to hear from you !
      Tina :)

  2. My favourite kind of place. On my list now just got to work out how to get there.
    Love the wreath, it's really pretty.
    Thanks for these.

  3. Thank you Winifred for your commentand I really hope that you will one day visit Nafplion and the surrounding area.
    Have a nice evening.
    Tina :)