maanantai 27. heinäkuuta 2015

Ireon Samos

Pythagorionin pääkadulta majapaikkamme nurkan takaa vuokrasimme polkupyörät, joilla lähiseuduilla ajelu hyviä teitä pitkin oli tälläkin kertaa huisin mukavaa. Potokakin rantaa myötäilevä pyörätie johdattaa Ireonin pikkutaajamaan, jossa Iiris söi omien sanojensa mukaan matkamme parhaan hedelmäsalaatin. Jäinen frappekin maistui makealta tuulisella rannalla tavernassa. 


The road beside the Aegeian sea towards Ireon is wonderful to cycle though this time it was really windy and the only cloud on our vacation followed us almost all the time. 

Iiris had a delicious fruit salad in a taverna by the sea and frappe tasted marvellous after cycling. 

On the way to our holiday home we stopped in Poros Sea Side to eat a proper lunch. I'll show you lovely pictures from this gourgeous place in another post.  Potokaki beach is long and because it's just beside the road you can take a swim every now and then.

 In the evening we went to the east from Pythagorion. After marina there is a lovely olive grove. Cicadas chirp sounds like music. 

Next day we decided to take a good walk up to the hill. Monastery of Panagian is a beautiful and calm sight.  Epphalion tunnel was closed because of renovation.

Here you can take a tiny bike ride in Ireon. 

Enjoy! Tuija

torstai 23. heinäkuuta 2015


Auringon lämmittäviä säteitä ja turkoosia hohdetta!

The location of Studios Iris was perfect for walks around this cute town. From our balcony we saw this clock which showed us the perfect time to get up an go out to explore various places by foot. 

Potokaki beach behind us.

The cemetery near our apartment has become one of my favorite spots to enjoy peaceful atmosphere.

There was a roof renovation going on and we tought that was the reason for closed doors. Next time we'll visit the Castle of Logothetis.

In Pythagorion you find lots of marvellous streets and alleys to explore. It's lovely to walk around and see local people live they life. You can go up and down. 

We found this beautiful view deck now on our fourth visit to Pythagorion. The scene from there was breathtaking. 

One of my favorite swimming places


Fishing boats

Studios Iris is one of these buildings

I hope that photos I have taken tells you how excellent place this is. Really worth visiting! 

The bench is waiting for us to come back again! 

Samos in my mind, Tuija

torstai 16. heinäkuuta 2015

Studios Iris

                                   Lomaterveiset Samoksen saarelta! 


Greetings from Pythagorion! 
Villa Iiris has come back from Samos. We had a wonderful holiday during those two weeks in Studios Iris. 

Happy Iiris

The reason we booked this special place to stay on our vacation was because last year we saw the sign of Studios Iris.  It accured to be a memorable place to celebrate the 18th birthday of our youngest daughter Iiris. Happy, happy, happy!

Villa Iiris Photography

Our studio was on the upper floor and we had a balcony and a huge terrace. Room was quite small with three beds but it was cosy to sleep and stay so close to each other. 


One of the best things was preparing our own breakfast when we wanted. Just around the corner was a nice coffee shop, a great grocery store and couple of supermarkets where you can pick up fresh fruits and other things you need to make something to eat. 

The view from the terrace and the balcony offered two different experiences and it was lovely to choose between those two. In the balcony we had a peaceful place to read a book while eating eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms with a cup of tea or a cappucino. It depended on what the feeling was like in the morning whether we chose to eat our breakfast alone or together. Once we had breakfast in a restaurant, it was really nice but quite expensive for three persons.

All the Greek people we met during our holiday were wonderful. They were happy to meet us and their helpfulness was really unforgettable. Our room was clean and pleasant thanks to a hard-working young woman. Thank you, Eva! 

When we had a lazy morning or a lazy day or a lazy evening it was nice to lay down on the terrace. Sun was shining and life felt completely stress free.

On the street just opposite to Studios Iris is a traditional Greek taverna Genteki. We ate there twice. Their home made bread was  delicious and there are no words to praise their eggplant salad. Their famous coffee we will test next time. 

I have so many beautiful memories from our trip that you should be prepared to read a few more posts about our adventures on this beautiful island.

Efcharistó Studios Iris!