Summer vacation in Porto Heli, Greece

blue dress on the jetty

The journey from Athens airport to Porto Heli, the village of our summer holiday, is quite spectacular.

Porto Heli coffe shops

Porto Heli itself is a very small village, sleepy most of the year but coming alive Easter time, but mainly in the summer months. Porto Heli’s marina is  well known  among yachting connoisseurs for its large sage harbour and calm yachting conditions.

greek summer

Porto Heli marina1

The village has one wide main road,  the marina and very big yachts mooring on one side of it and on the other side many restaurants and coffee  shops. The road ends with an old Greek Orthodox Church right by the water.

straw wide hat

Despite the deep  economic crisis in Greece and in Europe , the little village of Porto Heli is full this time of the year with beach & country lovers, mostly from Athens and the rest of Greece.

blue and white wedges

Late afternoon, as the sun starts its sets on the sea,  holiday makers who have been indoors with the air conditioning  step out to fill the  the bars and coffee shops and tavern’s. I love watching as the town comes alive with  families and young children bursting  onto the streets and  lovers of all ages walking along the marina admiring the yachts. Most important though, the restaurants  gradually fill  with diners in search of soothing tzatziki , mythos beer, souvlaki  and a host of irresistible local dishes. No plate smashing please !

blue dress on the jetty1

We will be holidaying in this area for the nest 3 weeks, taking day trips to surrounding villages and many picaresque  little beaches. straw wide ha1t

I hope to share some of the views, tastes and experiences .

straw hat

Porto Heli

blue dress on the jetty2

Yassas ! Sara

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15 responses to “Summer vacation in Porto Heli, Greece

  1. Lady of Style

    How lucky you are to be on vacations for 3 weeks – enjoy it as much as you can! The photos look very promising indeed.

    Your blue dress obviously is the perfect colour for Greece and it looks fabulous paired with your elegant hat.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  2. Love your outfit it’s really match with the place looks relaxing and fresh. Love it.
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  3. Looks like a beautiful place, do not know, but any small port of Greece is wonderful. I hope to be many tourists and help rebuild some evils they have done with Greece. I really love my blue your dress, says Annette, the perfect color to be in Greece. I like the end of the skirt and transparency in the shoulders, it’s beautiful. I like shoes and your outfit with hat, always so successful. A tourist who dazzles for beautiful and elegant.

    • Thanks Josep. Turists are not flodind Porto Helis as they used to in inprevious years mainly because the magority of turists who came here in the past were greeks and they do not seem to have the means rhese days…

  4. I know Porto Heli! My parents have a little house on the island of Spetses just a stones throw away!! Have a fabulous holiday xxx

  5. How wonderful! we often take a water taxi to Spetses for a relaxed evening and cocktail over looking the sea. It is very beautiful…

  6. What a cute summer outfit! I particularly like the hat!

  7. Blues skies … blue water … blue dress … heavenly!!!
    You look fabulous!!!
    Enjoy!!!
    ❤ carmen

  8. Lovely lady in blue!

  9. Very stunningly beautiful outfit and gorgeous backdrop, the Blue is very vibrant and energetic!
    FF

  10. Love the outfit especially the shoes!

  11. beautiful dress and photos!

  12. Welcome to my country Sara.I love this Myconos blue dress!

    • Thank you Angie. My hubby and i love Greece and spend every year a whole month in Porto Heli. Our children come to visit for a week or two and so do lots of other friends visitors.

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