Instagram opening!

I’m happy to announce you that I decided to create a profile in Instagram, at last!! I was negative for a long time because I though it would be very time consuming but there were so many pictures I wanted to show to the world and couldn’t through the blog that I changed my mind eventually. Also, my sister insisted so much that made me think about it seriously…I hope I’ll get the hang of it and spread the net with my eye-shots!
Here, I have my first photos posted to lure you to my profile! 😉 Come and take a look, I’m thrilled to open another communication channel with you!

Vouliagmeni Lake, Athens

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You know, here in Athens, we have a beautiful lake with thermal waters that most people don’t know about it! It’s Vouliagmeni lake, in the south suburbs of Athens. To tell you the truth I’ve never been there but I’ve heard about it’s natural beauty and charm.

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The shape of the lake is oval, the bottom does not exceed 16 meters and its surface is half a meter above the sea level. The water is fed from both underground springs and the sea, and therefore is brackish. At the bottom of the lake, there is the entrance of a labyrinthine underwater cave  in limestone area. In this region there is the largest underground tunnel in the world with a length of 800 meters!
According to researchers, there was a huge underground cave within which abundant water was running at high temperatures, which eroded the walls, resulting in the decline of the roof of the cave and the submersion of the massif. During an exploratory dive into the underwater cave of Vouliagmeni a huge stalagmite was discovered. This geological monument is located at a depth of 105 meters, about 730 meters from the entrance of the cave. This discovery has completely changed the theory for the Mediterranean Sea being recently formed as stalactites are never created below the water surface. And I had no clue!
lake 4 lake 5Now, the lake is a private space where high quality services are offered to every guest with respect for the environment. Also, a lot of events are organized here such as concerts, parties etc. or you can come only for the restaurant by the lake. From what I’ve heard and seen by the photos the place must be marvelous!

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Photos are taken from the site or from some internet searching. Sources unknown.

Skantza restaurant, Athens

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The other day I went to Skantza restaurant here in Athens (Kifisia) for my cousins birthday. Except the food and the amazing atmosphere in the outdoor space I was fascinated by the design of the restaurant! Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of pictures to show you the great design details that are hidden everywhere but  you’ll have an idea for sure. Skantza is a chic raki restaurant, where you find traditional delicacies with a modern twist. So is the design! Industrial style with a lot of metal details, simple and pure materials and a minimal space that keep an ingenuous atmosphere. I really loved the white circles on the ceiling that resemble with plates and the wooden wall with the hidden lightings! I don’t have words for the garden outside where you enjoy your dinner under the trees. Well, see for yourselves!

skantza2 skantza3 skantza4A modern, relaxed restaurant with an idea of deli: in Skantza you can find various greek products from small producers that you can buy for your home! skantza7 skantza6 skantza8 skantza9