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Olive oil and Sea

Winter in Santorini island: After several days of strong wind, the sea looks like oil, as Greek people say when theyView full post »

The lunch break

We sat for a while on that wooden bench by the sea. Without sunglasses, with the eyes half-closed, we could feel theView full post »

At the beach

In the winter time This photo was taken today, at Crete. It’s almost December and the beach looks so deliciouslyView full post »

Sky Blue wall

Blue color is commonly associated with the sky, the sea, ice, cold, and sometimes with sadness. This oil painted skyView full post »

Island life

When I was a child, island life for me was all about playing hide and seek inside the labyrinth of a traditionalView full post »


The procedure of souma distillation takes hours and hours. I hadn’t realized that before, because there is alwaysView full post »

Waiting for the rain to come…

Observing the rain coming to Ios island. Sometimes the Aegean Sea can give you a totally different perspective…View full post »

Escape #17

photography by christos drazos words by maria alipranti  View full post »

Escape #16

photography by christos drazos words by maria alipranti  View full post »


I just wanted to show you this photograph. I like the way these three objects balance on the wall where they areView full post »

Skyrian Horses

The Katsarelias – Simpson project Skyros is an island that has an easy-going and self organized character.View full post »

Out of the Blue

It’s interesting how the coolness of the sea completely changes the mood of the previous picture, creatingView full post »

Autumn colors

The rooftops of Monemvasia, a warm cup of coffee, leaves dancing in the wind, a new red umbrella:   OurView full post »

Menu dégustation

by Chef Dimitris Pamporis When I first saw those plates, I wanted to take a brush and start painting again. The colorsView full post »


Patmos had always been one of my dream destinations. For years I was keeping anything that has to do with this island,View full post »

October first

Did you know?   photography by christos drazos words by maria alipranti   View full post »

When days are getting smaller

there’s nothing like a good autumn story We love autumn stories, as much as we love Aegean Octobers: it’s theView full post »

A light lunch

…Like a colorful cool salad with all sorts of greens, tomatoes and crunchy pieces of sesame rusks is just theView full post »