I am hardly the one to document every trip I take on my blog, but our Greece holiday last week was such a lovely way to bid fare well to summer that I’ve decided to dedicate it a little space here. The location was Syvota, a chic little village in the Epirus region, a part of mainland Greece we hadn’t been to before, on the shore of the Ionian Sea. It is usually frequented by Greeks who come here on vacation, and that was one of the reasons we chose this destination – to blend with the locals and learn more about their way of life.
As with all small towns or resorts that have a marina, one of my favourite activities was roaming the harbour every early morning and every evening at sunset. One of the most beautiful views of the harbour though was the evening when we arrived – it had been raining heavily and the grey clouds formed a dramatic, painterly background. I don’t sail (although I would very much like to learn one day), but I am nonetheless fascinated with boats, both fancy and fishing boats, and I could stare at them for hours on end (the inquisitive, I want-to-learn-more type of look), often starting conversations with their owners. Harbour life is a part of coastal living I could easily get used to.
There are many other beautiful parts of the village, as well as the surroundings, to show, so there will be another holiday installment sometime next week. Have a wonderful weekend!
photos by me and for Classiq