A Travel Series: Tsagkarada, Greece

Tsagkarada, Greece... If it were a person I would thank it a ton for being so great in welcoming us to our five week adventure around Europe. It's about a four hour drive into the mountains from Athens. If you ever have a chance to drive to get out of the city, do it! The views are incredible. It's a little town tucked up in the hills of eastern Greece overlooking the blue Aegean sea. It offered us some misty, cloudy days which made the place even more cozy and moody. We stayed with family friends in their summer home which included a huge backyard garden and a guest house called the "lover's nest."  The place was a small paradise! We devoured so much local greek food which totally turned me on to Greek salads! I could eat them for every meal. We walked along rows of beautiful olive trees. We hiked to a cave on the cliff of the ocean where a monk lived a couple thousand years ago. We celebrated Easter the Greek Orthodox way with the local families. It was a wonderful beginning to our five week European adventure and I feel privileged to have experienced this part of Greece authentically.

All film shots on mamiya 645/ K portra 400