Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Home From Home

George and I have had a wonderful relaxing Easter weekend in our 'home from home' town of Nafpaktos, a beautiful little place in western Greece. One day I would like us to live there permenantly. The town itself is built around a beautifully preserved Venetian castle and port, and the location is perfect.

Photo: Wikipedia

Situated on the Corinth Gulf with views of the Peloponnesian mountains beyond, Nafpaktos is half an hour from Patras (Greece's 3rd largest city) from where you can sail up to Corfu and Italy, an hour by boat from the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos, and has a multitude of outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside from rock climbing to white-water rafting to kite surfing and more. We have some wonderful friends there too and I can't think of a more perfect place to raise a family.
So, as mentioned, we have just spent Easter there, which is a big occasion in Greece. Here are just a few moments from the weekend.

The port staged a spectacular (if not slightly tacky) light and fireworks show on Good Friday night.

The view from our hotel balcony - the tiny port of Hiliadou (about 10 mins from Nafpaktos)

Lunch on Saturday next to Evinos River.

George and I... relaxed and happy!

I hope you all had as good an Easter break as we did! I looking forward to hearing about it!

1 comment:

  1. it looks fabulous Leanda! i didn't realise easter was such a huge holiday over there, fireworks nad everything! ...none here and edinburgh throws a fireworks party at the drop of a hat... ;)
    lovely pic of you both too, very happy... :)

    you'll be pleased to hear i'm now fully recovered from this weekends chocolate induced comatose state... just!
    hugs to you,


Thanks for stopping by my blog... its always nice to hear from you so please feel free to leave me a comment.

Leanda :)