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Alphabet Photo Challenge: “I” is for ISLA!

It’s a new week and I am joining again Frizztext’s challenge! It’s the letter “I” this time. Because it is summer, let me introduce a summer place in Northern Greece. It is called, “ISLA.” It is the name of a beach bar in 2nd leg, Sithonia, of Halkidiki. Located in the shore or coast of Kalogria, “Isla” is one of the newly discovered places we found this year in Halkidiki.  It is next to Makednos Hotel beach bar.

But first, let me do a vocabulary check of this word. Continue reading

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Beach Day: Kalogria in Sithonia

My 5th summer in Northern Greece is once again being spent in Halkidiki (also known as Chalkidiki.) Halkidiki is a peninsula in Northern Greece, northeastern Aegean Sea. It is made up of 3 peninsulas that are called in different ways: “Trident”, “Three Fingers”, or “Three Legs”. The most commonly used in Greece are “three fingers” and “three legs”. The 1st finger is called, “Kassandra”, where I was spending my 4 years of summer. The 3rd finger is an autonomous region because it is considered a sacred place“Mt. Athos or Agion Oros”. This post  will talk a little bit about the 2nd leg.

Our daily excursion was changed this year. Mr. Hubby and I, together with our super gas-saving own car (yes we finally got one this year!), have been travelling to 2nd leg often. Geographically known as Sithonia, the 2nd finger of Halkidiki is a beautiful peninsula, where pine trees meet the shorelines. The nature scenery here is thick lush green, a different island look from other islands in Greece. Though, in some places, it reminded me of Skopelos island – where we had our island get-away last year. This experience will be saved for another entry. 🙂

As you enter the peninsula, meet a scenery of olive groves that are as wide as far as your eyes can see. Compare to the 1st leg, Kassandra, which has a mix scenery of olive groves, vineyards (Macedonian Wine Road is located here), sunflowers, and vegetable field – the 2nd leg will turn your eyes to the olive farm scenery. The famous “Sithonia Honeys” are also made here. The day we came for a swim, we were back to Kalogria – a town in Sithonia where we used to hang out with Mr. Hubby’s bestfriend. Its coast is part of Akti Koviou (Koviou Coast.) This year we came back to revive the good times we had with his bestfriend, who is now living in Sweden. Basically, this post is actually dedicated to her! 😀

Beach Day at Makednos Hotel beach bar, Kalogria
{All photos were taken in June 20, 2013}

A view of Makednos Hotel swimming pool. 

We got here by accident. We were trying to find the road going to “Mango Bar”,but we ended up entering a different one where we found 2 beach bars (Isla & Makednos hotel.) We chose the road going downhill (to Makednos hotel.) We stayed on its beach bar and had a great time swimming, relaxing, and walking of our yet “another typical summer life!” 😀 Continue reading