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Trip to Ayia Napa
August 112015

After a quick tour of Nicosia we headed for the South-East coast with the beautiful beaches and trendy bars.

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Another visit to memory-lane! We used to camp here, back in the late 80’s. Now, everything has changed, except of course the water and the rocks.

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Going back to our unique camping spot at the Baths of Aphrodite area was both cleansing and moving. Takis Takkas is gone, but I could still feel his presence everywhere. His youngest daughter, now in her 30’s, was then only a newborn baby.

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Petra tou Romiou
August 72015

According to the legend, Petra tou Romiou (Πέτρα του Ρωμιού – Rock of the Greek) is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite (aka Venus).

The present name Petra tou Romiou  associates the place with the exploits of the hero Basil as told in the Digenes Akritas. Basil was half-Greek (Romios) and half-Arabic, hence the name Digenes (two-blood). Legend tells that the Christian Basil hurled the huge rock from the Troodos Mountains to keep off the invading Saracens.

Petra tou Romiou is a famous Cyprus landmark, widely depicted on post cards and tourist brochures.

Petra tou Romiou

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Mackenzie Beach in Larnaka was always beautiful. Now ever better, with a lavish bar scene!

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On a sailboat to the island of Trizonia, then a ride through Nafpaktos and over the world-famous Rio-Antirrio bridge back to Aigion.

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At the town of Aigion
July 282015

We were thrilled to see our dear friends Fotis and Kaiti up at the picturesque town of Aigion.

One year went by since we had the privilege to host them in Canada, along with the rest of the gang, and they haven’t changed a bit!

First night Fotis prepared this incredible pork roast, out in his courtyard-with-a-view. A secret marinate (which belongs to the local butcher) and an amazing, meticulous, 4-hour cooking process made this THE BEST pork roast I ever tried. Ever. Hands down!

For day-2 at Aigion, Fotis had arranged a sailboat ride with a local friend to the beautiful islands of Trizone, right across Aigion. More on this day here.

Aigion

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Anabyssos Beach

Anabyssos Beach

Anabyssos Beach

July 252015

Sun. Light. People. Beach. Swimming. Greece.

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  • Trip to Ayia Napa

    Trip to Ayia Napa

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  • At Governor’s Beach with Aliki and Valentina

    At Governor’s Beach with Aliki and Valentina

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  • Baths of Aphrodite – A salute to an old friend

    Baths of Aphrodite – A salute to an old friend

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  • Petra tou Romiou

    Petra tou Romiou

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  • Mackenzie Beach, Larnaka

    Mackenzie Beach, Larnaka

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  • Trizonia, Nafpaktos, Rio-Antirrio bridge

    Trizonia, Nafpaktos, Rio-Antirrio bridge

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  • At the town of Aigion

    At the town of Aigion

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  • Anabyssos Beach

    Anabyssos Beach

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