COCOSKIES | An art blog: Zakynthos, Greece

24.6.12

Zakynthos, Greece

Blue dresses: Both from H&M, White lace dress: Topshop, Tropical shorts from Bar III (at Macy's) . All photos were taken using a Canon 1000D.
It's so sad to see that Greece's economy is suffering at the moment. Greek people are so lovely and hospitable, they greet you like a family member they haven't seen in years. The islands themselves are wreathed with flowers, spread across old white Mediterranean style buildings. Greece is the kind of place that seems to have a natural beauty about it. When I hear that less people are travelling there it makes me sad. They are grateful that people decide to vacate there, so don't let the euro-crisis put you off. I hope that my photos project this and hopefully convince you to visit one day.

Here are my photos from the lovely Ionian Island of Zakynthos. I am so bad at narrowing photos down to my favourites, so apologies for so many pictures of the beautiful turquoise sea. Bear in mind that I live in the rural England so it's only natural to get excited when the ocean is in sight.

I only went for a week but I'm so grateful that I was able to just escape to a beautiful sun drenched island for a bit. Visiting Greece has definitely propelled my desire to travel even more. The temperature never dropped below 30 degrees, but I didn't mind because I was able to wear some of the sun dresses I'd be eyeing up throughout the year.

The pictures with the bright turquoise water gently lapping up on the white sands were taken at Navagio/Shipwreck beach, it's only accessible by boat. Definitely a must see if you ever visit. You can sometimes spot turtles and dolphins depending on the time of year you visit. The boat trip we went on sailed around the peripheries of the island and was about 22 Euros. Not bad at all.

Not only is Greece surrounded by the beautiful blue waters, but it also contains many varieties of flowers. I always find myself attempting to take a few quick snaps of them. I'm not sure of their proper name, but there are loads of bright red hibiscus-looking flowers draped all over white buildings around the island. So pretty.

I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures, and I hope that if you're going on holiday soon this post makes you even more excited to travel. I've posted where my dresses are from, but if you want to ask me anything else regarding this particular post leave me a comment and I'll get back to you soon.












































36 comments :

  1. It all looks totally wonderful! I'm glad you had a great time. I also love your header!
    xxx

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  2. Beautiful photos. I'd definitely like to visit Greece one day :)

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  3. You look so beautiful! I really like all your outfits too, especially the blue sun dress, suits you so much! I heard that Greece is struggling, it looks stunning though. Glad you had a fantastic time!

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  4. These pictures are lovely - this place looks gorgeous. I've never visited Greece, but I hope I get to one day. Sounds like you had the best time there.

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  5. Beautiful pictures, I wish I was going on holiday this year!
     
    Julia x

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  6. I'm going to Greece next week- so excited! You look like you had a perfect time :) x

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  7. It was so good :) and thanks! n_n xxx

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  8. Aww thank you Katie, I've started loving dresses so much recently. xxx

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  9. Ahhh it really was gorgeous! Hopefully you'll get the chance to visit one day :)
    xxx

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  10. Thanks Julia! At least you have more time to plan stuff :) xxx

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  11. YAAAY I wish I could head back with you now, the weather is making it feel like November at the moment :) xxx

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  12. WOW, absolutely stunning! Greece has long been on my list of countries I need to visit! Looks like you had a great trip! :)

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  13. canvasofculture26 June 2012 at 04:32

    woah you've totally got me sold. these photos are incredible! what kind of camera do you use?

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  14. such a beautiful, scenic place - I am so jealous it looks a dream! :) 
    xxx
    INSIDE IN, INSIDE OUT 

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  15. claudia lundahl26 June 2012 at 21:42

    Amazing photos! It looks like you had a great time and I'm pretty much obsessed with all of your outfits. In the photo with the flower crown are you wrapped in a towel or is that a maxi dress? It's gorgeous!! 

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  16. claudia lundahl26 June 2012 at 21:43

    Amazing photos! It looks like you had a great time and I'm pretty much obsessed with all of your outfits. In the photo with the flower crown are you wrapped in a towel or is that a maxi dress? It's gorgeous!! 

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  17. It's a bed sheet hahaha, we were being silly :) xxx

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  18. Definitely try and visit, it was so good :) xxx

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  19. I've never been to Greece but your pictures totally make me wish I had! :) it's such a beautiful country and with a rich history, worth a visit ;)

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  20. Fern Richardson2 July 2012 at 13:29

    The sea looks so pretty. I've been to Greece quite a few times and I think it's my favourite place I've been. I just love the white buildings and the weather and it's just lovely really. Glad you had a great time! x

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  21. Rachel Bernard6 July 2012 at 04:25

    these photos are so pretty! it looks like you had a great time 
    http://www.misscitychic.com/

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  22. Hy, your pics are great ! I love them ! Visit my sketch back ? 
    thanks

    clestacille.blogspot.com

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  23. I always have the same problem when it comes to choosing photographs but I'm glad you posted plenty because they are gorgeous!

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  24. sorry, what camera do you have?

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  25. I have a Canon 1000D with a standard 18-55mm lens :) xxx

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  26. No problem! Btw I've just been checking out your tumblr, you are insanely good at art! :o xxx

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  27. wow, thank you so much!! You are an amazing artist yourself! I find your photography and illustrations to be really inspiring xx

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  28. Thank you so much, you have actually made my day :'). I'm really glad you find my illustrations inspiring, as for the photography I'm still learning but it's fun!
    xxx

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  29. aww, yes. I went through your blog yesterday and your illustrations really inspired me to draw more daily. And your header painting is absolutely STUNNING.
    I love photography. I'm saving up for a DSLR so I can learn and have some fun as well. :) 

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  30. Hotels in Zakynthos island1 August 2012 at 07:53

    Very nice and naturally pics from Zakynthos island!Do you have any photos from Mpohali in Zante (you know.. the hill over the town away from Zakynthos hotels, with few Cafes)?
    I also love this phantastic Canon cameras! They are always shoot what you want!!!
    Thank you for your great post!

    Here is some of my photos from a website i work for in Zakynthos http://www.travelzakynthos.com/

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  31. Thank you for dropping me a comment, I don't think I've actually visited Mpohali but may have briefly gone past it on the boat trip I was on. I've just googled it and it looks a really nice place! xxx

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  32. Hotels in Zakynthos island3 August 2012 at 08:55

    Yes!It's wonderfull!Especially with fullmoon!I have a photo to my facebook page see here.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=332502243503405&set=a.228591833894447.58184.100002308954999&type=3&theater

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  33. stunning photographs <3
    really want to go to greece :)
    looks like you had amazing time!
    xxx

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  34. these are amazing and make me wana go back sooo bad !! iv been to Tsilivi in Zakynthos three times and i love Greece !!! these take me straight back !!

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