Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer in a Seaside Village in Greece

It's been very hot and humid in Greece this July. Summer in Greece is an experience that you tolerate... or...you wilt.
As the sun rises out of the sea, the village of Poulithra wakens.  The sound of the baker hawking baked goods from his truck is heard wafting over my balcony...
...as I take my cup of tsai apo tin vouno (wild mountain tea), read The International Herald Tribune, enjoy the regional sheep's milk yogurt with thyme honey and biscosti from the best bakery around.
The salty silky water beckons me to this secluded beach for a healing swim.
Then hunger beckons, which calls for a little horiataki salad, calamari and stuffed peppers and tomatoes by the seaside...
...with a good friend...
...under the shade of an olive tree...
...or umbrellas of the village taverna.
Then siesta time back at my room during the heat of midday...
...only to repeat this pattern in the evening at another beach...
...only to return to my room with a view of grandmother moon setting over the mountains and call it a night.
Kalinichta Poulithra.  Avrio will be another immersion course in relaxation.


  1. Oh you poor dear! Such a terrible life you are forced to live in Greece.

    Seriously, it sounds like you are having quite a bit of fun, which is a good thing.

  2. Rob-bear ~
    You must know that I am now in a yoga retreat working my butt off. And then I tore a ligament in my shoulder...always I do something when I travel.

    But life is very good and all experiences broaden my sensibilities one way or another.

    What's happening in your part of the world?

  3. Oh, dear! Sorry to hear of the injuries. They turn an adventure into a misadventure. I had so hoped you were having great fun in the sun.

    Of course, Greece means normal temperatures in the high 20sC (meaning the mid 80sF). Those are way too hot for a Bear wearing a permanent fur coat!

    Up here, we've finally hit temperatures in the mid 80s. They'll be like this for a week, then get back to the mid-to-high 70s. Lots of bright sunshine. Meaning I spend lots of time in air-conditioned shade. I don't do hyperthermia and dehydration very well. Nor sunburn, in fact; 70F is an ideal temperature, year round.

  4. Ursus please stay cool! You would NOT do well in this heat and humidity.

  5. Lovely pictures. Reminds me so much of my days in Cyprus where my parents had their home.

  6. It's bee a while since we've heard from you. I hope you are doing well.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting