Goodmorning, our dear friends! Today I am sharing with you our experiences from our holidays on a small, amazing, not very known greek island called Trizonia in Fokida region! We took our crazy dogs to their grandpa and grandma (I call this «dogsitting») at Patras and drove for only 40 km until we reached Glyfada. We took a small boat and after just 5 minutes we arrived at this heaven on earth!όνια!
Trizonia is the largest island of the Corinthian Gulf (2,5km2 ) and the only one inhabited. The population is only 156 inhabitants. It is situated 240 km away from Athens and is easily accesible with a boat. Its distance from the shore is only 500m! It is the ideal destination for those who seek serenity. There are no cars, no motorcycles which means that everything is really calm here all day and night long!
The locals love their island and they keep it clean and tidy. Tourism has not distorted the beauty of the place that has kept its traditional character. If you love quite vacations, if you love nature and peace, then this place calls your name! There are 4 tavernas and a beach bar restaurant (by the sea) which all serve amazing homemade food and 3 coffee bars. Life flows calmly here, no loud music, noise and crowded places! There is a nice pebbly beach with crystal waters in the village. If you don’t mind walking for about 2km, then you will discover a couple more beaches. Due to my pregnancy I opted for the close beach because I didn’t want to walk under the hot sun!
Τι μπορεί να κάνει λοιπόν ο επισκέπτης στα Τριζόνια; Να λιώσει στο μπάνιο, να κάνει πεζοπορία κ έτσι να έρθει σε άμεση επαφή με τη φύση. Στο νησί υπάρχουν μονοπάτια ιδανικά για εξερευνήσεις! Περπατώντας όλο κ κάτι ανακαλύπτεις: μια μικροσκοπική παραλία κρυμμένη κάτω από φραγκοσυκιές, πλούσια χλωρίδα που δεν έχεις ξαναδεί, μια αποικία καβουριών να σεργιανίζουν στα βράχια, μια γιγαντιαία αράχνη να πλέκει έναν τεράστιο ιστό, μια υπέροχη μαρίνα με λογιών λογιών σκάφη, μερικά ξεχασμένα από Θεό κι ανθρώπους με εμφανή τα σημάδια του χρόνου πάνω τους, ένα μικρό γλυκύτατο τραυματισμένο κατσικάκι με νάρθηκα στο ποδαράκι του…Μας θύμισε Βενετία το νησί. Κι εδώ δεν υπάρχουν οχήματα κ η μεταφορά ανθρώπων κ αγαθών γίνεται με πλοιάρια! Τι σύμπτωση, σήμερα έχουμε επέτειο γάμου με τον Κωστάκη…Πότε πέρασε ένας χρόνος, Θεέ μου…
What can a visitor do at Trizonia? Swim all day/ night long, eat great homemade food, hike in paths and explore nature. There is always something new to discover: plants and flowers that you have never seen before, a tiny beach hidden under prickly pears, a colony of big crabs on the rocks, a giant spider weaving its huge web, a beautiful marina with all kinds of boats, some forgotten by God and people, a cute injured small goat with a sling on his foot…The place reminded us of Venice since there are no cars here too and people and commodities are transported by boats. What a coincidence I said Venice and remembered our honeymoon! Today it’s our first wedding anniversary! God, time really flies!
Waking up at dawn and enjoying this magnificent view from our balcony overlooking the sea ia a great luxury for me! I know that this place could be very boring for somebody who loves noise and crowded places. Our eyes «paint» what we see, right? We stayed at Iasmos Boutique Hotel, a small hotel with just 4 comfortable, beautifully decorated rooms and balcony overlooking the sea. Ioulia, the owner, is a kind lady and made us feel at home right from the beginning. We loved the island and the hotel so much that we promised to go back next summer this time with the baby outside my tummy! Haha!
My dear sister, Dimitra, will soon write a post about her «longlasting» holidays. You will understand the term «longlasting» as soon as you read the post! So stay tuned! Kisses and hugs!Happy new week!
P.S. I have missed you, guys!