Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A new season has arrived

As I mentioned some time ago in an older post, in Greek there are wishes for all kinds of new beginnings. Not only day, weeks, months of the year but also for the seasons. Only in this case we have wishes only for two seasons: kalo kalokairi and kalo xeimona for a good summer and a good winter. At least I have never heard the wishes "kalo fthinoporo" (fall) or "kali anixi" (spring).

Anyhow, summer is here. The tourist season has started and the first visitors have arrived.

Most of our visitors arrive by plane directly from their countries, some by ferry from the mainland and some by beautiful ships like this one.

Everything on the island is ready for yet another summer and my wish for everybody: in spite of all the turmoil that Greece has been going through and the severe sacrifices that are demanded of all of us, "Καλό Καλοκαίρι" -a good summer- and that many tourists come to enjoy the beauty and the unique athmosphere that Greece has to offer.

My winter is officially over now as well since I have started working full time as of yesterday. But I hope to find time for some crafting, gardening, surfing (the net, not the waves) and blogging as well.


Roadartist said...

Καλό Καλοκαίρι!!!!
Θα ηθελα πολυ να περνουσα εστω κ λιγες μερες στη Σκιαθο..

Dream on the wave said...

Ευχαριστώ Roadartist μου να είσαι καλά.
Και .. όποτε το αποφασίσεις ….στείλε ένα μειλ και σε περιμενω. Είναι υπεροχα εδώ, θα σε αρεσε.
Φιλιά και από μένα

Roadartist said...

Εχω περασει ενα υπεροχο καλοκαιρι εκει πριν λιγα χρονια.. Και στην Αλλονησο μου αρεσε, κυριως ομως η χωρα, μα νομιζω απο τις Σποραδες η Σκιαθος ειναι μακραν το ομορφοτερο νησι..
-Σκοπελο ακομη δεν εχω παει κ Σκυρο..

Anonymous said...

Καλό Καλοκαίρι!

Oh dear I hope I haven't said "You have jam on your shirt," or some thing else silly like that. Looking forwsrd to hearing about your summer. Its still about 11 Deg C here in the northwest of USA, maybe 17Deg C by the weekend. Then more rain..