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Virtual Getaway – Naxos, Greece

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September 23, 2021

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 A child of the ocean, always seeking coastline. Film-obsessed. Organized to the Nth degree.

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Katie’s Bridal Session at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA was the perfect way to end 2020. We met on what was one of the nicest December days I’ve ever experienced – with temperatures in the high sixties, it was incredibly warm & pleasant, even for a city that has […]

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Welcome to part two of my virtual getaway series! After our time in Istanbul and Athens, it was off to the Cyclades – an island group in the Aegean Sea that I’ve been dreaming of going to for years. It was the perfect spot to soak up the sun and relax as a couple!

Greek architecture at sunsetSunrise in Naxos, GreeceFilm Travel Photographer Greece

We arrived via plane, which I recommend, after hearing about the ferry strikes scheduled in Athens during our stay. We were lucky that our travel plans weren’t derailed and settled into a nice rhythm of seafood, sun and sightseeing.

Church on NaxosAround Town in Naxos GreeceDown an Alleyway in Naxos Town

We stayed in our own private home in the main town of Chora, which was the perfect jumping off point. The house was white and blue (as I imagined) and had a beautiful little olive tree out front.

Fig tree on Naxos Along the Sea on Naxos Naxos by the water at sunset

One highlight was enjoying happy hour while watching the sun set over the water.

Sunset over the water in Naxos Greece Sunset views from Naxos Town Sunrise from Naxos Sunrise on Naxos from the Portara

And I really enjoyed watching the sun rise from the Portara, or Temple of Apollo. Isn’t that view incredible?

Portara on Film in Naxos, Greece

Additionally, we both loved exploring the beaches from the back of a motor bike (especially Tanner!)

Beach Scene in Naxos Greece Film Travel Photographer Greece Black and white film image of the beach in Naxos Sunset on Naxos Town

Stay tuned for part 3 – Santorini! For now, I’ll be dreaming of this sunset over the Aegean Sea.

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