All posts tagged: Greek island

My Greek Island Life

Rhodes is my second home on this Earth after Hungary. I happily share my knowledge and experiences about the island with whoever needs it even for a short-, or long term stay.

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HuMan – Men of the Greek islands

Since I first stepped onto a Greek island (it was Thassos actually) I feel a very unique, sometimes unearthly atmosphere on these “isolated lands”. Different energy of Nature, that shaped the islanders’ life in a specific way from the beginning of times. Nowadays – because of the strong role of tourism business and globalisation process – the unique lifestyle started to disappear by loosing connection with Mother Nature. During my travels to Greek islands (mainly the island of Rhodes and the Dodecanese) since 2009 I was always capturing kind of magic moments of the local people on my amateur photographic level but as an advanced observer of life. They were magic and rare moments because they touched me with their simple human qualities and sincerity, authenticity. For me ‘The men of the Greek islands’ are different people, because they were shaped by the Greek Sea, the Greek Sun and the Greek Soil and they know how to live together with these powers. But on the other hand they are the same like all of us …

A lovely weekend with nature lovers in Monolithos

Last week for me was about Monolithos – the tiny mountain village on the South-West of Rhodes island. On Wednesday I was collecting mushrooms there in the forest with Manolis and Despoina – the owners of Old Monolithos Taverna. Perfect time to enjoy the silence of the beautiful calm nature and also to have an amazing meal of wild mushrooms with a mushroom expert. 😉 After that trip I didn’t have to wait for so long to return to the lovely village, as I heard that a seminar would be held on that weekend by Γιάννης Ελενίτσας (Giannis Elenitsas) agronomist – botanist about the theory and the practice of making 100% natural beeswax cream with oil extract from local herbs. I had no doubts about going there as I am really into herbs, nature and any knowledge about the island and its natural treasures. To top this the seminar was free of charge located in Thomas Hotel with amazing panoramic view of the sea and nature. On Saturday fortunatelly I had the chance to join in the …

Görög fesztivál Nikia-ban – Nisyros szigetén

  Kicsivel több, mint két hete hagytam el Nisyros szigetét, de még mindig nagyon hiányzik. A legcsodálatosabb élményem itt egy tradicionális fesztivál volt (görögül: panigiri) egy Nikia falu melletti sziklába vájt templom mellett, ahol a helyi emberek összegyűltek, hogy együtt töltsenek egy őrült éjszakát zenével, tánccal, isteni ételekkel (melyeket ingyen szolgáltak fel mindenkinek) egy hatalmas fa alatt, hogy ünnepeljék az életet. Mindezt nagyon egyszerű módon teszik, mindössze hagyják, hogy az öröm átjárja szabadon testüket és lelküket. Sok videót készítettem akkor este, de a mai pénteken ezt az egyet szeretném megosztani veletek, hogy megmutassam mennyire egyszerű örömöt találni az életben – és persze azt is, hogy a görögök élen járnak ennek a gyakorlásában. Nézzétek meg ezeket a férfiakat és garantálom, hogy utána jobban érzitek majd magatokat, hogy örömmel fog eltölteni Titeket annak a látványa, ahogyan ezek az idős férfiak felszabadítják magukat a táncon és zenén keresztül. EZ AZ A MINIMUM ŐRÜLTSÉG, AMIRE SZÜKSÉGÜNK VAN AZ ÉLETBEN. KÉPESNEK TUDNI LENNI KAPCSOLÓDNI A BENNÜNK LÉVŐ GYERMEKHEZ! Különben elvesztünk… Tisztelet és köszönet ezeknek az embereknek, hogy képesek átadni magukat …

Panigiri in Nikia – Nisyros island

I left Nisyros island more than two weeks ago, but I am still missing this island very much. The most beautiful experience was the traditional festival (panigiri) outside of Nikia village at Agios Ioannis Theologos Monastery, where the local people gathered for one crazy night with dance and very very good food under a huge tree to celebrate LIFE in a so simple way. Just letting the joy circulating through their body and spirit. I made a lots of videos, but I share this particular one with you right now to show you how easy to have fun in life – and of course to show you that Greek people are practicing this so naturally. Look at these men and I guarantee that you will feel much better, you will feel the joy while they are liberating themselves through dance and music. THIS IS THE MINIMUM LEVEL OF CRAZYNESS THAT WE NEED FOR LIFE. TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT THE PLAYFUL CHILD INSIDE OF US! Otherwise we are lost… Agios Ioannis Theologos Monastery, Nikia, 25. September …