Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bearleader Chronicle




Daniella Stalinger is a great photographer and together with her partner, Mark Naden, they just started an amazing travel diary.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August

Photos by Costas Aggeletakis

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Life is Complicated.....at Dior




For the couture shows this season, T magazine sent Mrs. Tependris, the high-society doyenne who is the fictional alter ego of my friend Konstantin Kakanias, to Paris. “She hadn’t been for years,” Kakanias said. “Things have changed, so she was a bit confused when she arrived.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tempting Alice


Super talented (and constantly working) Kirra Cheers' first impressions of ammos and its vicinity!!!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Stop in the Name of Chic



My latest Kakanias plate-coup de foudre hangs in the lobby!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Agios Pavlos Beach (south of Rethymnon)

A truly amazing beach






Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Crete 1975

My friend Dennis Bijl, the half of the duo behind my favorite Cretan guest house had the kindness to share with me the photos of his parents meandering around Crete back in the 70s. As i was born in 1970 and i remember very clearly the mid 70s these photos have a sentimental value for me. More pics from this collection will follow soon.....









Friday, February 01, 2013

Lunch under the Bougainvillea

photo's courtesy of Julie Elliott (infiore.net)
In bed with flu...cant wait the Greek summer to come....

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Driving in the beautiful Messara valley and visiting Phaistos, Agia Triada and Gortys (among others)

Komos beach

Saint Titus in Gortys

Vathi village

Agia Galini

Agia Galini

view from Phaistos

Pithoi in Phaistos

Agia Triada

Gortys

Phaistos

Gortys

Gortys


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vintage photos of Crete

From the likes of Fred Boissonas and Nelly's. Click here to see many more.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Site at Last!!

With a couple of months delay i finally found the piece of mind and energy to get down with the web designers at nextstep and update ammoshotel.com New site (some browsers need Ctrl+F5 to refresh from the older version) features the amazing photos taken by James Bedford back in May 2012. While the lay-out is similar yet it is not quite the same!


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thank you Yatzer

Read it here!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Anafiotika-a tiny Cycladic island at the foothills of Acropolis


Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. First houses were built in the era of King Otto when workers from the Cycladic sland of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as constructor workers in the refurbishment of King Othon's Palace. Soon, workers from other Cycladic islands also started to arrive there, to work as carpenters or even stone and marble workers.

In 1922, immigrants from Minor East also established here, altering the population that was up to that time only from Cycladic islands. In 1950, part of this neighborhood was destroyed for archeologic research and in 1970 the state started to buy the houses. Nowadays there are only 45 houses remaining, while the little streets from Stratonos to the Acropolis rock are still unnamed and the houses are referred to as "Anafiotika 1", "Anafiotika 2" etc.

The neighborhood was built according to Cycladic architecture and even nowadays gives to visitors the feel of Greek islands in the heart of the city, with white walls and small spaces, usually with the presence of Bougainvillea flowers. Houses are small and mostly cubic, small streets that often end up to ladders or even dead ends at terraces, where one can sit and enjoy the night view of the city. In this oasis of tranquility, nestled beneath the walls of the Acropolis, the intensity of Athens seems miles away….









Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Now how Bizarre is That??

From behind he looks younger....






A 56 years old American runs naked during a demonstration in Athens against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

An old boat called "Loulou"

At the old harbor of Chania

Monday, September 17, 2012