20 things to pack for your next road trip

Okay are we ready for a road trip  already? I am very into that new habit of us, can’t even tell ya! Road trips are these little, tiny breaks that spice up the “ordinary” I guess? I don’t believe in ordinary really, let’s find another word. What about the simpe days? Yep that’s better. But before you jump into the car and get into that new & fresh adventure, first things first, you need a what to take with you list! Shall we get started?

 

  1. First Aid Kit and money: For obvious reasons!
  2. Your favourite playlist: Without music you gettinnn no where.
  3. Camera: To capture the moment!
  4. Phone & headphones. Because why not?
  5. Sleeping aid. If you want extra comfort.
  6. Snacks& water: I mean duh!
  7. Mosquito spray: Just take it.
  8. Auto essentials: You don’t want to get stuck in a dark and dangerous valley. Do you?
  9. National Identification card or Driver’s License: These will confirm that you are indeed a homosapien who pay bills and taxes.
  10. Portable power device. To make sure you phone won’t die while you’re in that valley.
  11. Keys. You can’t get very far without them.
  12. GPS. In order to actually get there.
  13. Blankets and extra clothes. : You don’t want your b***t to be freezing.
  14. Rain gear. To stay dry.
  15. pocket knife and a torch. Cause you never know right?
  16. Grabage bags and toilet paper. I don’t think I have to explain this one. You get it.
  17. A book or journal or carts. For fun.
  18. Extra shoes and an umbrella.
  19. Travel pilows. Now we’re talking.
  20. Good company!

So that’s all the essentials I could thing of. Let me  know if you have any other suggestions and don’t forget to share your road pictures with me!

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Road Trip to Nayplio

Okay, this post is about to come a little late to you but I cooked a lot this week  & I had other posts to upload first. So….it’s October everybody and I love nothing more than sweater weather, like hoorayyyyy!Typical Nomiki, I know but I am upset with Autumn and Winter &  basically the scarf , blanket and hot chocolate weather, lovin iiiiit😌

On October 1 we desided on going on a road trip~ somewhere nearby. To give the full story we actually decided this the night before and I’m so happy we actually did it! It’s so fun to go on road trips and I really wanted to get away for a while, just to see something different and have a break from Athens.. just for a while. And let me tell ya guys, this was the most inexpensive trip evaaaaa, like literally eva! All we had to pay for was gass & the bike we rent. Staying in Athens and going just for dinner  would propably cost the same. I made some yummy snacks of course that kept us full the whole time! Here’s the list of the snacks:

  • 3 Sandwiches with egg, cream cheese, green pepper, tomato, lettuce, pepper, origano and a pinch of sea salt. (Pretty simpe and nice)
  • Some bananas with choco syrup on top.
  • Orange and grapes.
  • 2 Slices of the orange & pomegranate cake I made the other time.

That was it, effortless, healthy and cheap. Owesomeeee. I actually am gonna make a list of all the essentials you need for a road trip from A to Z. Would you guys like that?

IMG_0025.JPGIMG_0041.JPGIMG_0065.JPGNayplio is a very beautiful and peaceful small town only a couple of hours out of Athens. It has great skys, blue waters, some amazing and very important archaelogical places to visit ( We visited Palamidi, which used to be an fortress, built by the Venetians, during the Ottoman–Venetian Wars). What I liked the most while being in Nayplio was the bikes all over the place, very bike friendly area and the smell of grass and trees, nature all over the place. For anyone who plans on visiting Athens, Nayplio is another destination they can visit (there are a few buss tours from Athens to Nayplio). I wouldn’t say that Nayplio takes a lot of time to explore, a few hours or maybe a couple of days are enough to get you to see most of this adorable town. I really enjoed being there, refreshing and fun. Can’t wait for the next oneee 🌐IMG_0097.JPGIMG_0107.JPGIMG_0084.JPG

 

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Untill Next Time Kalymnos

I always get that kind of feeling when I leave my island to return back to the city. I get the reminder that soon I’m gonna miss my family again.. (I have the best cousins in the world, just so you know)😋Here’s a picture of them, swimming like happy hippoesIMG_0262I love living in the city and I’m pretty sure that suburbs are not for me, but it’s always nice to be back home for a while, especially in Summer. During Summer everything is better, (ice cream, quick meals, tan, salty hair, waves, sunsets, yay!) I feel like it’s easier to get the time to free the mind and see everything from a distance. It’s RE-FRESH-ING 🌊 And coming from a place like that, it’s always a nice to be home for Summer! I’m glad I grew up there and had the chance learn to apreciate the fresh air, the big mountains and the crystal waters. Here’s a little colection  to give you a tiny idea of how my pretty island looks like.IMG_0568.JPGIMG_0577.JPGIMG_0532.JPGIMG_0559.JPGMy favourite things to do when I’m back home is catching up with friends, shopping local, getting tan and laying on the beach, no parties and that kind of stuff (pretty boring, but real)🙈

Talking about shopping local I should mention my all time favourite shop in the island: “Local products Spyros & Irini Koumbaras”  is the name of it and it’s soo amazing! This tiny store is located in the center of the island, at the region called “Stathmos”. What can you find in there? Homemade Greek yogurt, cheese, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, wine, olive oil, all kind of herbs and spices, homemade soaps, HONEY and even more! Here’s me buying my favourite tea with all kind of fruits flavour.IMG_0273.JPGIMG_0107.JPGIMG_0178.JPGIMG_0186.JPGIMG_0184.JPGAfter packing my suitcase I feel like all that is left to say is :”Untill next time Kalymnos”💖💕

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5 Street Foods You Must Try in Greece♡

If you have ever visited Greece you know that we’re talking about a lot of food, like a lot. It’s simple as that: Greeks loooove food & make sure that they can find it  in every corner of the street. Now, don’t assume that we are talking about crap food just because is “street food”, because it ain’t nothing like that.  I promise 👼

  1.  SOUVLAKI 

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I’m pretty sure most of you have heard of this Greek food before. The great thing about this street food is that you can add  almost any kind of meat, dip and veggies you prefer in it (or not meat at all) and it’s very inexpensive (about 2€). However, if you ever wanna try the original  recipe, here’s what you should ask for: Pita, meat, fried potatoes, lettuce, tomato aaand tzatziki( which is made of greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic and herbs). Yum!

2) Spanakopita

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I absolutely looove this one: Made with extra olive oil, pastry, spinach, fetta cheese and herbs, like OMG. You can either buy the spanakopita with fetta cheese or without fetta chesse if you don’t want it, but why wouldn’t you??? This street food is also very inexpensive (about 2-3€).

 

3) KOULOURI THESSALONIKIS

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You can find this very inexpensive snack in almost every street of Athens and Thessaloniki, obviously (that’s where it’s name comes from). It only costs about 0,50€. You can either have the one with the sheeds,  the sugar or the fetta filling, depends on your tummy.

 

4) BOUGATSA

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Caster sugar, crunchy pastry and cream….oh la la!  This also is a traditional pastry from Thessaloniki that costs less than 3€. If you are a sweet tooth, you definatelly gonna apreciate this snack!

 

5) LOUKOUMADES

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Hands down for best street food in Greece! It goes well with ice cream, I mean c’mon, heaven, heaven, heaven.  Loukoumades taste like panckakes but with a crunchy texture on the outside. You can have them with honey, jam or pralline, Yaaas! The price of them varies, depending  on where you get them from, but usually you would find them costing  about 2-5€.

Hungry enough?

 

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The ultimate Chania Guide

Crete is so beautiful and so is Chania city! Visiting the biggest island of Greece I expected it to be crowded and noisy, but nope! Super relaxing and breathtaking . Chania city  has it all, both fun activities-clubs-water sports to keep your libido levels high and amazing, peaceful spots to free your mind. The view there is spectacular and the food, oh their food…especially their salads are de-li-ci-ous. Not to mention that Mizithra Cheese is now my new obsession, so creamy, so amazing, so Summery.  If you ever visit Greece do not forget to try our vegetables and fruites. Greek people are still very active  when it comes to agriculture. Greek  vegetables and fruits are known to be very very juicy. Yum!

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About the island :Get ready to witness some incredible crystal waters and  take long walks on white sand.  If you wonder where to go, here’s my  Top 10+1 suggested places to visit in Chania.

  • Elafonisi is one of the 10 gratest beaches to visit worldwilde.
  • Fallasarna beach: Blue as you can imagine.
  • Chania port: Amazing view, great restaurants.
  • Old city: Colourful alleys, flowers, music, dancers!
  • Agora: Local products: Cheese, meat,honey, olives,Ouzo, spices and all nice based in an old historical building.
  • Sfakia: Yummy food, great view, road trip.
  • Golden beach: Lovely, organized, clean and warm water.
  • Nezaki restaurant: If you like pizza just go there! They rock it, plus the place is very cozy ~ beautiful & the staff very polite.
  • Pallas: Either you want to have breakfast, lunch or dinner you can go there. Pallas building was built in 1930 and has a lot of history to share.
  • Koukouvagies cafe: Woow view and delicious waffles!
  • Synagogi cocktail bar: The building has no roof~ a sky full of stars.

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This one is a proof  that I visited Rethimno (even though it was for a few hours only), a near by city to Chania.

This was my first visit to Chania but this trip only grew even more my curiosity to visit more places of my beautiful country. Overall, if I could describe Chania in a few words these would be: blue~peaceful~balanced.

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