Alison’s Grecian Adventure

Increasingly these days, we are seeking a sense of personalisation and individuality in our interiors – I believe this is a need for authenticity in what is an increasingly impersonal world.

One of the ways I like to add ‘layers’ to my interiors scheme is to take inspiration from travel – especially on holiday – as my mind roams a little more freely and absorbs the colours and shapes of the local landscape and architecture.

Most recently I visited the coastline and mountains of north west Greece on the border of Macedonia. Here are some of the images from this most magnificent place.

This is the beautiful 18th century bridges of Zagoria…

This is an interior shot of our mountain lodge..

A gorgeous door knocker I spied in our mountain village…

We walked 12km through the Vikos gorge – the deepest gorge in the world. A miracle of nature and part of an extraordinary mountain range which boasts 37 species of wild orchid, bears, deer, wolves, wild boar, eagles and an abundance of wild fruit, mushrooms and other food. Northern Greece is breathtaking…

The distinctive stone tiled roofs of the beautiful mountain village of Papigo…

The view from the terracs of Papigo…

I love the clean angles and concrete construction of this pool complex – contemporary Greek architecture is very appealing to the eye…

4 Replies to “Alison’s Grecian Adventure”

  1. Would you reveal what travel agency you used?

    Julia

    1. Hi Julia, thanks for your message. I never use a travel agent. Part of the pleasure of travel for me is the research and build up to the trip. I normally begin with a particular theme – walking in the mountains for example- and then research from there. In the case of Greece, I was enchanted by the description of the Pindus mountains, and designed my trip from there – a bit of relaxation first on the beach, driving through and countryside, walking in the mountains, and then another bit on the beach to finish. Google and TripAdvisor are pretty much my guide. Creating your own trip is much more fun and also cheaper. My top travel tip: before you book a return flight, compare the price of two one way flights – often cheaper. Best Wishes Alison.

  2. Susan Bundock says: Reply

    Very Greek!

    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your message. I’m a lover of all things to do with heritage and in particular with Greece and Italy because I studied classics an an undergraduate. These are two of the worlds greatest civilizations, and we can learn much from them. Best Wishes Alison.

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