Entries in Greece (7)
A fantasy getaway destination. An 18th century tower house perched high on the slopes of Exo Nyfi, an ancient village in the south Peloponnese in Greece. Towers and castles and stone and views forever. Think modern minimalism meets rustic idyll. Rough luxe rules. Available for holiday let. Maina via Urlaubs Architektur.
Crisp contemporary lines are warmed by wood and an earthy colour palette. Shots of colour are used sparingly to punctuate the calm spaces. Changes in level and the repetition of strong vertical elements define each zone. Pared back sophistication is the signature of this Lycabettus Penthouse by Athenian architecture firm esé studio. Modern Greek design at its best.
It's been a crazy few weeks in my life. Crazy disappointing. Don't you wish you could run away from it all? Take time out? Escape from the rat race and enjoy some free time, some me time in a beautiful location. Simple, honest luxury. A weekend away at the San Giorgio Hotel on Mykonos could turn into a lifetime. I wish.
Tina from Greece wrote us about a really cool renovation project in Nafplion that she blogged about. It's called Fougaro ("smokestack") - a former pre-WWII tomato cannery that closed in 1956, was bought at an auction in 1997 after 15 years or restoration and renovation, is now a fantastic venue dedicated to art and creativity complete with an Arts & Humanities library, a workshop, a café, a concert hall and, most importantly, an exhibition hall. WOW - what an incredible, inspirational place. (Photos via Yatzer and Fougaro's FB).