keskiviikko 14. helmikuuta 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

                         Samos is my best friend!

It is always wonderful to meet this island 
and every time it takes specially good care of 
me and my love ones. 
Myhappiest holidays I have enjoyed in Samos. 

            Sea, sun, greek salad...

             See you! Tuija

maanantai 22. tammikuuta 2018

Powerful Samos

Right now it is winter also in Samos but quite soon spring brings warm winds and lots of tourists, I hope. Somehow winter in Samos seems like spring in Finland or sometimes our summer can have the same temperatures. 

This green island near Turkey is like a paradise for me. I have visited Samos in June, July, August and September. My dream is to travel to this island earlier and stay there a longer period in autumn. I have heard that spring is one of the most beautiful time when flowers are blooming and nature is fresh after winter. 

Usually it has been really warm while we have been having our holidays in Samos. I love the hot weather! Although it is sometimes almost too much but that's the most important reason to visit this greek island. Sun, sea and refreshing winds is a marvelous combination. 

If you are planning where to travel in Greece next season I can recommend Samos. Take a look at my Instagram -account and use hashtags: #samosimpressions and #islandworthtovisit! to explore more about Samos. 

This blog and instagram -account is my donation to my favorite holiday destination. This place has had a special place in my heart since 2011. 

                 Best regards, Tuija, photoblogger from Finland

sunnuntai 31. joulukuuta 2017

Hello there!

I love puzzles so I made some kind of collection for you. Instagram has nowadays daily part of my life. I am so happy to get supportive feedback of my Samos impressions. #islandworthtovisit hashtag leeds you to lovely feelings from Samos. 

           Brilliant New Year! <3 Tuija, photoblogger

Villa Iiris Photography

sunnuntai 3. joulukuuta 2017

Memories and souvenirs


Outopia Pythagorion

Samos in in my mind every day!

Villa Iiris Photography

I have a tradition to post a picture in Instagram early in the morning. Have you noticed that? I enjoy to take a look at my wonderful memories from lovely holidays of us. 

These pictures in this post includes some important things for me. Fouta -blankets are marvellous. I have found those from lovely 2TheLittleStore and jewelry is hand made in Pythagorion. Outopia has a special place in my heart. 

Third picture shows what kind of clothing feels good when it's hot. Kaftan, sun hat, flip flops and a good basket are invaluable while having trips all around island. Bikinis which are made in Greece has turned out the best.

Next flights are booked! Happy Christmas time for you all! Tuija

maanantai 13. marraskuuta 2017


Poros Sea Side

Last summer I met Alice in Wonderland. Her husband runs Poros Sea Side in Potokaki beach. She loves to crochet and in this place is lots of lovely handicraft which is made by her. Next time I'll take along my knitting and hope to have an handwork appointment. 


I'm sure that every individual has a different kind of wish for a perfect holiday. I need my favorite sun hat, the world's famous basket, sun glasses and the most important is my best companion. 

Blue Boat

Little things makes a bracing vacation. Peace, inspiration, enthusiasm are a good start to plan a perfect journey.  1980's we had our first adventures together in Greece. Then we had a tiny tent along. Since then I have loved greek salad, sun, sea and simple, easy life. 

Sea Side Poros

Many of our dreams has actualized which makes me specially grateful. I have visited Samos seven times. Next holiday is under planning. This island has lots of places which we'll like to visit. 

This year we found a nice little studio in Pythagorion. I am quite sure that it will be again our next goal. Do you have plans for your next visit to Samos? What do you prefer: a hotel with a giant pool and huge breakfast or something else like us? I'm sure that you find a perfect holiday destination if you want. Night or two I like to stay on a hotel but most of all I prefer our peaceful, private breakfast at out own balcony. In Pythagorion we have a familiar coffee shop just around the corner. I hope that this nice habit continues. Lauri walks there every morning to buy his coffee and something sweet while I prepare our yoghurt with fresh fruits and granola, seeds and honey.

It's wonderful to make plans when it's raining and boring in Finland. All the thousands of pictures from our trips makes me happy. I have a tradition to post one picture first thing in the morning in Instagram

I have a problem with my ear and in my hearing aid is two different kind of waves. Another I call Kokkari and another one is Potokaki. I sleep like a baby while listening these noises which takes me to the relaxing beach.

Winter greetings, Tuija


sunnuntai 5. marraskuuta 2017

Samos impressions

Can you feel the same serenity?

The atmosphere in Samos island is peaceful. Friendly people doesn't make only business with travelers. They care about their customers. 

Now in November I miss so much those sunny days on Potokaki walking, swimming, reading, relaxing...

See you again! Tuija

lauantai 28. lokakuuta 2017

Collaboration in Samos

Studios Kallisti

Every time visiting Samos I look around everything through my camera. At the same time my presence is complete. The atmosphere makes me feel peaceful and relaxed. The sounds, smells and feelings is a unbelievable ensemble of things I really love. 

My pictures from Samos island offers me lots of energy during this long winter period in Finland. When I look at these sunny photos I can imagine ourselves having fun in Samos. Studio Kallisti has a perfect location in the centre of Pythagorion. Soon we'll make the reservation for our next holiday.

All the bright colours looks amazing. I have been following the Samian weather during this autumn and noticed that it is still like a good Finnish summer. All the plants and herbs makes me powerfull allthough I can look at those only on the screen. 

Studios Kallisti

Traditional feta cheese pie is one of my favorite snacks. 
Oh, how I miss it. 

Bakery at the Main Street

In Greece I have noticed that I am almost a different person. I drink a cappucino every morning and frappes as a refreshment during our journeys and a glass of sweet wine is perfect in the evening at our balcony. After a tasty dinner a cup of  ice cream is a lovely dessert.

Storia Dolce - gelato artigianale

The streets of Pythagorion are quite familiar to us. But I am sure that there is still lots of corners to explore. 

I am specially grateful about all my connections and co-operation in Greece. First time we went to this island because we found suitable for us this lovely Boutique Hotel Naftilos with had age limit 16. This week without kids in the beginning of June in 2011 convinced our decision to come back with our family. 

In Instagram you can find more pictures from all these great accounts. Go for it!

If you are wondering where to go in Greece
I can tell you that Samos has lots of different opportunities for you to make a decision. You can travel alone or have fun with your friends. There is many places suitable for a nice vacation with your children or just with your partner. All inclusive hotels and little private studios all over the island and many other options is available. You must think about what is your dream holiday like.

Our holidays in Samos has been full of happy moments while walking, photographing and enjoying the warm summer days. Summer 2018 will be my eighth journey to the landscape of my soul. 

If you are interested in co-operation or you want to ask something about my experience about Samos don't hesitate to contact me:

Best regards, Tuija

maanantai 2. lokakuuta 2017

October feelings

Autumn is here. 
I am happy to have thousands of pictures with Samos power. 

There is a light in the tunnel! 

Soon it is again time to travel to Samos.

Positive attitude helps to take step by step.

Samos lover, Tuija

Loukoutekis Castle Pythagorion Samos Greece