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November 2020
LifeStyle • Netflix
The Crown Season 4 | This November on Netflix
• November 12, 2020
Netflix Goodies | New November Titles

What's Coming to Netflix this November (2020) along with the second lockdown in Greece as well as in many other European (and not only European) countries? Some of them are already on and some of us can already write a review about this - isn't this wonderful? I am certainly going to watch the 4th season of my favorite The Crown, America’s Next Top Model: Seasons 19 & 20 and I am kind of interested in...





October 2020
LifeStyle • Technology
Waymo Google's Self Driving Car
• October 14, 2020
Google's Self Driving Car

Do you know Google's car that can take you where you want without having to drive it? The Waymo Self Driving Car. Waymo started as a Google's Project in 2009. Driving with Waymo aims to improve the way people move, while it could save thousands of lives lost every year from car accidents. But how far has Waymo's technology come in 2020?





August 2020
Travel • Peloponesse
aralio Astros in Peloponesse Greece
• August 27, 2020
A getaway to the Paralio Astros in Peloponesse

As you may have seen in my last public posts on some of my social media accounts, one of my favorite nearby destinations (in less than 2 hours drive from Athens) is the Paralio Astros in North Kinouria. I will take you there mentally today, with photos, suggestions and travel information that I hope you find quite useful when you decide (to go too if you haven't already done so). If you already have been there, read my travel article and send me your own suggestions or your own reviews, I will be very happy - and if you want it we will be published them too!





July 2020
LifeStyle • Art
The Persians Live from Epidaurus
• July 25, 2020
Epidaurus, Greece
The Persians Live from Epidaurus

Great news my friends and lovers of the Greek culture and civilization! Tonight at 21.00 for the first time ever a live ancient Greek drama performance will be streamed globally from the a UNESCO World Heritage Theater of Epidaurus: “The Persians” the most ancient performance of Aeschylus. Don't miss the chance to watch it live for free from where you are!





July 2020
LifeStyle • Beauty
Bioten Tissue Mask Hyaluronic
• July 15, 2020
Test and review: Bioten Tissue Mask Hyaluronic

This morning I decided to try the Bioten face mask (Tissue Mask Hyaluronic) on a clean face to see what effect it will have on my skin. According to the promotional message of the Bioten company this Hyaluronic Tissue Mask (with Hyaluronic acid) is the perfect solution for a dehydrated and dull skin. The face mask offers effective hydration, while fine lines appear smoother after use. Is this Hyaluronic face mask delivers its promises? Given its special price (in the Greek market you can find it from €1.30/face mask) I thought I had to test it out and write my review, so in case you need this, you could buy it too.





July 2020
LifeStyle • Events
Summer shopping from my store
• July 6, 2020
Thessaloniki, Greece
Party for a new book - Event

To my dearest friends who apart from traveling love good books and events - I am back to inform you (unfortunately it's a only in Greek presentation) about the first book of my beloved and very talented friend: "If" for me or "Ifigeneia B." for the most of the people called "When I Was A Tree".
So if you are close to Thessaloniki (Greece) tonight, feel free to come at the presentation (19.00, PARATY & LOFT multispace - 8, Pindou str.) and congratulate this wonderful writer for her work. It will be fun for all and a nice thing to do!





June 2020
LifeStyle • Shopping
Summer shopping from my store
• June 29, 2020
Shop from my e-shop

Good morning and may you all have an awesome week loves!

I just wanted to thank you once more for your love and support you are showing me and introduce you my fresh new store (mostly e-shop via etsy.com for the moment) called GreekArtGifts.

In my shop you'll find a wide variety of stylish handmade gifts of art and other elegant gifts for yourself and the people you love and care about.

We can assure you that with every single one product you purchase from us, you help at least 2 - 3 Greek businesses to grow.

Want to see some more and maybe make your first purchase?





June 2020
LifeStyle • MakeUp
Summer makeup - make up
Photo: LilyWasHere.gr
• June 10, 2020
New MakeUp Contest

Τhe MakeUp and beauty site makeupblogs.com put together a fun contest for people to practice and show off their makeup skills while we're all stuck at home during COVID-19 in the categories:
Smokey Eyes (full face photo),
Cat / Weded eyeliner,
Glam Makeup,
Editorial (Dramatic, artistic, runway style of makeup not seen every day),
No Makeup Makeup Look (photo of before and after).





June 2020
Travel • Lefkada
Perigiali Lefkada Greece
Perigiali beach | Lefkada
• June 5, 2020
Perigiali village | Lefkada, Greece

A small and calm village to enjoy your summer holiday stay in Lefkada (ideal for the “after coronavirus appearance” era) with two tiny ports and some quiet beaches to swim is Perigiali - right before the cosmopolitan village of Nidri on your way from Lefkada town to the village of Vassiliki...





June 2020
Travel • Greece
Greek Summer ¦ State of Mind
• June 4, 2020
Greece
2020 Greek tourism campaign

What makes Greek Summer so precious?
It's not the sea - it's not the sun - it's more than that
Greek Summer is a state of mind
Being with the people you love
Connecting with nature
Feeling free
That's Greek Summer
So this year
enjoy your Greek Summer
wherever
you are.





May 2020
Travel • Greece
Lily in Lefkada, Greece - Travel
Lily in Lefkada, Greece
• May 26, 2020
Greek Vacations / Summer 2020 / Covid-19

Lefkada - the Greek island of the Ionian sea with the amazing beaches to swim - because of its easy access(you don't need to get on board to reach this beautiful Greek island as it’s accessible from the mainland via a causeway on the northern tip) is one of THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2020 according to the latest CNtraveller's post and during the Covid-19 period.
Except Lefkada, the list of suggested Greek islands also includes: Skiathos island, Sifnos, Paxos, Hydra, Milos, Serifos, Amorgos, Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia, Corfu, Ithaka, Folegandros, Syros, Zakynthos, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Naxos, Tinos, Astypalea and Patmos.







May 2020
LifeStyle • Goals
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided - Quote
• May 15, 2020
What should I do with my life?

Have you ever wondered what you should do with your life?

Somebody might tell you “Trust Life” or “You are where you meant to be” or even worse “Everything happens for a reason” and the beat goes on.
You know what I’ll tell you?
– That’s Bullshit.
If you are here reading me it’s not because it was meant to be. Probably it’s because you know you’re not living up to your full potential or you don’t know what your full potential might be.






May 2020
Travel • Greece
Agiofilli beach Lefkada
Agiofylli Beach, Lefkada
• May 12, 2020
Experience Lefkada's Beaches

Agiofili beach is located on the south side of the enchanting Greek island of Lefkada in Greece (you already know it's one of my favorite Ionian Islands - and general in Greece - with a quite easy and cheap access) while you can get there - if you don't have your own yacht or boat (like us) either by a small boat that you will find in the port of the village of Vasiliki and makes this exact route several times a day, or by driving your car up to a certain point after Vassiliki village and...
So what do you say?
Are you coming with me on this emotional journey?
I am sure you'll find it quite useful when you visit that beach too.





April 30, 2020
LifeStyle • Beauty
— • ✦ • —

Starting from today and JUST FOR A FEW MORE DAYS there will be a discount of -50% on the prices of all the Clinique and MAC Cosmetics products in Greece if you shop them on line. That's why I've turned them into active links so that you can easily (if you click on whichever of the two beauty companies you prefer) visit directly their site to shop whatever product you choose at the half price! Take the chance and seize this opportunity asap - because this kind of discount is not expected to last that much!
•••




April 2020
Travel • Faroe Islands

Faroe Island Tour | Remote-tourism.com
• April 28, 2020
Online Travel


As all other countries in the world, the Faroe Islands has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
So they have politely asked tourists to refrain from visiting our islands until further notice.
But that wasn't the only action they took.
Early on in this global crisis, they wondered how they could recreate a Faroe Islands’ experience for those who had to cancel or postpone their trip to the Faroe Islands – and for everyone else stuck in insolation around the world.
So they had that brilliant idea...




April 2020
Travel • Greece

GreeceFrom Home - Greece From Home
• April 15, 2020
Greece From Home


#GreeceFromHome:
The New Digital Platform Brings Best of Greece to You
(This new platform will allow travelers to explore the best of Greece with online resources)
Greek Tourism Ministry as well as Greek National Tourism Organization and Marketing Greece launched a new “Greece from Home” platform in order to continue to promote Greece and its culture, while supporting global social distancing efforts. Beyond giving prospective through wonderful images and videos, online visitors have now new ways to explore the country from afar laying the groundwork for a quick rebound once the danger from the virus has passed. The platform’s website aims to promote Greece and its culture, promote Greece as a tourist destination and help professionals in the tourism industry to better their digital skills.




April 2020
Travel • Lifestyle

• April 12, 2020
Greece
Dreams Can't Be Quarantined.


"The rough time will pass.
Don't forget your dreams.
Don't forget Greece.
Dreams Can't Be Quarantined."



Today I have this marvelous video for you
worth watching until the end.




April 2020
Travel • Lifestyle

Quarantine Coronary Selfie
• April 3, 2020
Travel and LifeStyle


1st Friday of the month today.
What's on your plansahahaha?
(Ok I know. Many of us share the same plans: Food, late drinks, fun night out. And then we'll hopefully wake up from our pleasant dream on Saturday morning).
Whether you are very fond of learning or (and you do well) jus wanting to get rid of all the unpleasant death news around you, while staying at home I have for you the:
• Free online MOMA's art lessons (Museum of Modern Art in New York) - more information about you can read by clicking here and the
• Google's Free Online Tutorials to grow your business online - which you can see by clicking here
I also inform you that if you have booked an Olympic Air ticket with a travel date until 31/05/2020, you can now (and until April 08) change it online at no extra cost whenever (at any future date) you wish to travel until 27/03/2021!
And to make your life a little easier in this difficult and especially critical time we are going through, I have put the relevant link for you below




COVID-19
WhereIsLilyNow?





• March, 2020

Greece
FACING COVID-19

Please STAY HOME AND SAFE!
I have decided to keep on spending all the next days that will be necessary to keep on informing you (unfortunately only in Greek) of all the officials decisions of the Greek government in order to face the COVID-19 in Greece!












Beauty
Clinique • OFFER -50%.
Clinique store day cream and make up
• March 4, 2020
On the occasion of Women's Day

Get your favorite cosmetic products -50%:
On the occasion of Women's Day (March 8) Clinique has decided to offer -50% off all its products on its online and physical store. TO EVERYTHING!
If you are taking care of your appearance - whether you are a man or a woman - this discount will make the difference.
And besides that, I've also learned today - that at the same 50% discount will be offered in the Greek Galerie de Beaute stores, on makeup and perfumes from Estee Lauder, Mac, Tom Ford, La Prairie, Burberry, Paco Rabane, JPG etc. again until Women's Day (March 8).
I don't know if you're still sitting.
I am on my way to a -50% shopping therapy!




Travel
Positano • Italy
Positano Italy Travel
• February 24, 2020
Visit Positano Italy

Happy new week!
Positano's travel article is ready for you to read here!
The beautiful and picturesque Positano village is located on the Amalfi Coast of Italy (Salerno Province), in Campania, Italy, near Naples. It is said to have been named in honor of the god of the sea Poseidon, a name given to it by ancient Greeks and Phoenicians living in the area. But apart from the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians, in ancient times it was also highly esteemed by wealthy Romans, who loved to build impressive holiday villas in Positano...




LifeStyle
LifeStyle • Food
Goody's Hangover burger
Goody's • Hangover burger
• February 7, 2020
New tasting review | Goody's

I taste it for you the Hangover burger, at the greek Goody's Burger House.
You should know before you try: Is it good? Well cooked?
And the most important thing:
Is it delicious and if so at what price can you order it too?




LifeStyle
LifeStyle • Art
Moma New York museum of art ΜΟΜΑ • Free Art Courses
• February 6, 2020
ΜοΜΑ is calling

The exciting news of the day:
Did you know that MoMA - the Museum of Modern Art in New York - offers now totally free online courses, to anyone who wishes to learn (as long as he understands English of course) about contemporary art, fashion, design and photography? Even if you didn't know it, don't worry. I am here to inform you about. After all I think you already know that. Right?
But what do you need to know before you even start?




LifeStyle
LifeStyle • Beauty
Budget Delia Day face cream Face cream • Review
• December 12, 2019
Review of another afordable day cream

We aim to stay beautiful as we are growing up (I had my birthday recently) and to stay glowy over time is becoming our basic need and pleasure. So today I have my latest review of another budget face cream (it costs less than 5 euros) that I've tried lately. Have I been satisfied with the results? Would I buy it again? Would you buy it too? Read below and you'll see 😉




TRAVEL
From Spain to • Morocco
The Strait of Gibralta Travel • Gibraltar
• November 24, 2019
Visit Morocco through Gibraltar from Spain

Traveling from Spain to Morocco through The Strait of Gibraltar.
Many suggestions, tips and information you should be aware before your trip and useful details you would like to know - you'll find in this new travel post of mine. Enjoy!




TRAVEL
Pompeii • Italy
Visit Pompeii Italy Visit Pompeii
• November 20, 2019
Visit Pompeii Italy

Pompeii was built in the 5th century BC. from the Greeks on the coast of Campania, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Naples, at the base of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii fell into the hands of the Romans in 89 BC but it was greatly influenced in art, architecture and religion by the great Greco-Roman culture. That's why when you'll visit Pompei's archaelogical park, you will recognise many greek statues as well as greek temples, dedicated to Greek (and later) Roman gods like the temple of...




TRAVEL
Naples • Italy
Travel trip Naples Italy Travel • Naples
• November 7, 2019
Travel to the heart of Italy

In addition to the fact that it is offering you the opportunity to visit the archaeological finds in ancient Pompeii, the nearby cosmopolitan island of Capri and the impressive villages of Amalfi Coast, how many more things do you still need to know in order to put Naples on your Bucket List? I've got you even more. Make the trip! And if you don't have a lot of money - don't worry.
EasyJet's flights to Naples are affordable to everyone.




LifeStyle
Renew Acropolis Symbolism
Acropolis Athens at night Acropolis, Athens, Greece
• October 23, 2019
MORE LIGHT | ENHANCED ACCESSIBILITY

The Onassis Foundation improves the Acropolis infrastructures!
Antonis Papadimitriou - the president of the Onassis Foundation in Athens Greece - after his meeting with the Greek prime minister offered him the Foundation’s contribution on upgrading the infrastructure on the Hill of the Acropolis. More detailed they have decided to fund the installation of a modern platform lift (in place of the current lift and hoist), as well as the renovation and upgrading of the night illumination of the archaeological site.
Everything is an issue of education. The Acropolis, as a monument that expresses Athenian Democracy, cannot help but comprise a priority. The monument continues to stand there, with or without us. But we have an obligation to renew its symbolism, according to the needs of the age...




Travel
Napoli, Italy
Naples Italia Trip Naples, Italia
• October 16, 2019
Where to next? | Preparing next trip

Among different work tasks and risks - I am preparing my next trip to Naples Italy - in a season not so predictable or touristic but still worthy to visit.
It's almost ready and you'll find it quite interesting as it's about the 10 best things anyone must do and see while he/she is traveling to Naples, Italy.
Any of your suggestions or travel tips ahead this season trip would be very welcome!
Want to read my highlights or see my point of view already?




Travel
Lefkada • Greece
Milos beach Lefkada Milos beach, Lefkada, Greece
• October 1st, 2019
Happy October from Lefkada!

It's a new month! It's a new start! How your October is doing so far my friends? Mine is wonderful and I feel so blessed for being able to combine work and pleasure at the same time from around Greece and world (many times) as I do right now from the magical Lefkada (Greek island). What are your best plans for this month? How are you going to work to win what you've always wanted? Write down (it is important to write and not to just think about it) all your hopes and wants you'll put your best self in (this month) to conquer your dreams. Check them back every day and tick the things you've manage to do on time. In the end of the month you'll be happier and more successful. Just believe in YOU! #NewMonthMotivation




Travel
ABB tournament • Amorgos
Agia Anna, Amorgos, Greece - The big blue Agia Anna, Amorgos, Greece
• September 22, 2019
Day one for the Authentic Big Blue 2019

Hold your breath, dive into the big blue!
✍️ In autumn of 2017 we “revived” the legendary film “LE GRAND BLEU” (“THE BIG BLUE”) by organizing, in Amorgos, a unique event; an international free-diving tournament, the Authentic Big Blue; at the location where the most memorable scenes of the film were shot, scenes that created unique feelings.
The second ABB tournament was organized in September 2018 and it was an anniversary event since it was 30 years after the release of “Le Grand Bleu“ film.
The 3rd event will be held from today; 22 – 28 of September 2019 and will be focused on the divers who honor us with their presence every year. Inspired by the magical blue, with the aura of the island and the unique awe-inspiring landscape on our side; this year we create a special, sporting and tourist experience.




September '19
Analytics
Google Analytics Report - LilyWasaHere Greek blogger
Google Analytics Report - LilyWasaHere Greek blogger
Google Analytics Report
• September 20, 2019
Athens, Greece
Friday with the latest Google Analytics report!

Thank you all of you for your love, trust and support!

✍️ It's Friday and since I am working on my latest trip to Naxos Island in Greece - preparing the travel articles with all those tips you need to know before your next visit, I decided to inform you about Augusts’ performance of my site. So I am posting here the latest Google Analytics report (that Google send me via my e-mail) about the unique visitors who have visited my site (the one you are reading now) LilyWasHere.gr last month. There are up to 31.700 that means more than 1000 unique visitors per day! Thank you all of you (once more) for your love, trust and support! I'll keep on trying my best to be on top! For cooperation requests, more detailed analytics is available upon request, as well as a short bio - to check me up!




September '19
Naxos • Greece
Travel to Agia Anna Naxos Greece Naxos Greece
• September 19, 2019
Travel tips on Naxos Greece!

Want to know more - after my last trip - on Naxos Greece?

◉ Well here you can see my first attempt to write down some useful tips and notes for you. There are not everything you need to know there yet, but I promise I'll keep updating it with more and more useful info - as time goes by - so that soon it will be ready for you to help you organize your next vacations to the beautiful island of Naxos.



August '19
Travel • Greece
Travel to Agia Anna Naxos Greece Agia Anna Naxos Greece
• August 29, 2019
Agia Anna | Travel to Naxos Greece!

What do you know about Agia Anna at Naxos Greece?
Do you want to tell me what I know first?
◉ First of all I know that you can't go on a summer vacation in Naxos and not pass through the village of Agia Anna (Santa Anna) and its homonymous beach, at least for a swim or for dining overlooking a stunning - in color - sea or just as you go by, for example on the other favorite beach of mine, the Mikri Vigla beach.
Agia Anna beach is the natural coast boarder of “Agios Prokopios” beach, it's located opposite Paros island and is considered to be one of the most famous and popular beaches...



July 2019
Travel • Germany
Heidelberg Germany - View of the castle from the bridge Heidelberg • Germany
• July 5, 2019
Travel to Germany | Heidelberg

Heidelberg is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It is administratively owned by the Land of Baden-Württemberg and is located geographically at the northwestern end of this state.
In the past it was a center of German romance, and today it is one of the main tourist destinations, mainly thanks to the picturesque ruins of the palace, the old town (Altstadt), its university (which was founded in 1386 AD and is the oldest in Germany), Necar river and other attractions.



June 2019
Travel • Germany
Travel to Karlsruhe Germany Karlsruhe • Germany
• June 27, 2019
Visit Karlsruhe | What to do and see in the city

You are might planning to but haven't visited yet the beautiful city of Karlsruhe in Germany.
Well, no worries.
You are just like me a few days ago.

Except the fact that now I am the one who already went and came back to tell you lots of things that even I couldn’t find earlier in all the Google searches I’ve made on the Internet with the importance of that specific detail that makes all the difference.
So now I've got for you the best things to do while you are traveling to Karlsruhe.
Where to go, the attractions you must see, where to stay, what to eat and definitely where to drink cocktails or good local beer.
But let's start from the basics before we go into the interesting info



June 2019
Travel • Germany
Karlsruhe's Palace Karlsruhe • Germany
• June 25, 2019
From Baden-Baden to Karlsruhe | With local bus and train

As I was preparing the article with my travel experiences from my recent trip to Karlsruhe, I thought I should also write about how you can travel from Baden-Baden airport in a local bus and train to Karlsruhe (an option that you can combine along with a Ryanair's cheap flight at this airport and as a result it will significantly reduce the total budget of your corresponding trip).



June 2019
Travel • Ryanair
Airplane travel - Window's view
• June 20, 2019
Travel with Ryanair | The Do's and Don’ts list

They might have said to you or you might somehow figure out that traveling with Ryanair is an easy thing to do and a quite affordable way to fly to your destination.
Well this is half a truth.
Because if you are an inexperienced traveler or a first time passenger of Ryanair there are some serious issues to take care, BEFORE you enter the plane.




June 2019
Travel • Greece
Travel to Serifos Greece Greece • Serifos island
• June 13, 2019
Visit Serifos | When, why and things to do

As I can see from my site's analytics the worldwide's travel interest has gone wild lately about many Greek destinations so I am happy to present you one more travel article - this time - about the Greek island of Serifos. In it you will find useful tips on the best beaches, where you will find budget hotel rates, where I ate well and where I had enjoyed nice local drinks and cocktails.
Have you ever visited Serifos before?
Even if you had, read my review and send me your opinion or your travel tips.



June 2019
LifeStyle • Diet
Tsipers Barbeque Chips Tsipers Barbeque Chips
• June 8, 2019
Tsipers Barbeque | New Potato Chips Flavor

We are glad to announce to you (before anyone else) that the well-known Chipita company with the Molto croissants, the fresh potato chips and so many other food products on the Greek market that occupies a special place in our hearts (and especially in the hearts of our children) will now produce a new fresh taste in an already existing product.

Which product and flavor is it?




June 2019
LifeStyle • Shop
Swimsuits under 20 euro Shop • Swimsuits under 20€
• June 6, 2019
Budget swimwear shopping

Which are the swimsuits you are going to wear the most this summer and they cost less than 20€ to buy? We spotted for you the best swimwear to rock the beach this hot - hot season. And when we say the best swimwear we refer to one piece bikinis, high cut bikinis, cover ups, tankinis and many other designs in a budget price (under 20€). Let's have a look. Ready?



June 2019
Travel • Greece
Σαρακήνικο Μήλος Sarakiniko Milos Sarakiniko • Milos
• June 3, 2019
Essential travel tips on Sarakiniko visit

Have you ever visited the glorious moonscape scenery of Sarakiniko beach in Milos island (Greece)? Well... You're Gonna Love it!
According to many scientists Sarakiniko was formed by lava poured and frozen in the area, after a volcanic eruption. Its unique landscape of white volcanic rocks along with the deep blue sea - stands out extraordinary! In between the white volcanic rocks lies a small sandy beach and many underwater caves for scuba diving. The name “Sarakiniko” comes from the Sarakiniko Pirates who used the beach as...



May 2019
Travel • Greece
Hotel Cokkinis beach At the beach Hotel Cokkinis
• May 18, 2019
A small getaway from Athens!

Today was finally the day for my first swim (of this summer). Keeping this in mind, we organized a proper getaway very close to the center of the capital and definately by the sea.
The family hotel Kokkinis (Hotel Cokkinis) is located in Megara, just above the beach of Kakia Skala (50 km from the center of Athens on the way to Kinetta and about 6.5 km far from it) and offers its residents, apart from the sea view rooms, the opportunity to enjoy their coffee or lunch overlooking the sea as well as to swim in the turquoise waters of the (almost) “private beach” it has underneath...



May 2019
Travel • Greece
Holidays in Milos Greece Photo: • Milos, Greece
• May 9, 2019
Greece in No.2 globaly on the 'Blue Flags' list!

Greece is No.2 in the world in Blue Flags with 515 award winning coasts. Thus, in all 47 countries participating in the international Blue Flag program, Greece took the second place after Spain.
The national operator of the Blue Flag programme, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature - E.E.P.F. (at a special event held yesterday in Akti Vouliagmenis, in the presence of many representatives of the state and sectoral organizations of Tourism) has awarded 3,779 coasts worldwide, 695 marinas and 67 sustainable tourism boats all over the world...




May 2019
Travel • Greece
New Video • Lefkada
• May 6, 2019
Happy new week!

This weekend - among everything else - I uploaded on YouTube a video about my experience from the view of Achilleas Hotel in Lefkada.
We stayed there for the Greek's Easter Holidays and even if it wasn't open yet to the crowds, we've enjoyed the beach vibes to the fullest.
If you want to visit Achilleas (Hotel in Lefkada) website, click here
If you would like to watch my new video on YouTube click the button bellow.
Please subscribe to my channel too (if you haven't done this already).
I do appreciate it!




May🌼Day
Travel • Greece
Pefkoulia - Lefkada Pefkoulia • Lefkada
• May 1, 2019
Have a happy month!

You know that 💙 I LOVE LEFKADA.
So today, I am sharing another one new photo from the beach of Pefkoulia (in Lefkada, Greece) with its wonderful blue color of the sea.
May 1 • also known as Labour Day • celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honoring workers. In Greece there is a public strike and the whole country has been left without national rail, island ferry or other transport services. (Hope you didn't had any travel plans, depending on our public transportation system).
Also Greeks celebrate spring and nature on May 1st (known as Protomagia) by “catching the May” (according to the Greek traditional custom) and making lovely flowers coronets to hang outside their doors for a “good luck”! 🌼 Happy month everyone!

Do you like to know more about Pefkoulia beach in Lefkada?




April 2019
Travel • Aegean Air
New Aegean flight to Marrakesh New Aegean flight to Marrakesh
• April 17, 2019
Athens to Marrakesh
New Aegean's cheap flights

On the occasion of the opening of the new destination and the first Aegean's Air flight from Athens to Marrakesh - last night - to which all the passengers were offered a glass of champagne, we've searched for you and found the cheapest fares and ticket promotions currently in value from today, to make the same one way air route (or round trip) in cheap prices AND with the Aegean Air from Greece, during the next months.
In fact the cheapest price we've found already (if you book your ticket today on the dates we provide you) for the Aegean's flight from Athens to Marrakesh in May and June 2019 is only €63,99/person and at the end of July you can book your return ticket just for €48,89/person



April 2019
Travel • Germany
Karlsruhe Germany | Train Station Karlsruhe Hbf train
• April 7, 2019
Karlsruhe, Germany
How to travel from Karlsruhe to Mannheim

How to travel from Karlsruhe to Mannheim by bus or train?
No matter how many times I've searched the web, I couldn't find a satisfying answer.
But today the good news is that the solution is already up in my TRAVEL section, for any fellow travelers (like me) who seek for more and accurate information on the transfer options, in order to program his/her trip.




March 2019
LifeStyle • Ootd
Wearing light blue shirt - Ootd “I don't wear it either I can't without you.”
• March 26, 2019
Plaka, Athens, Greece
The light blue shirt

“The light blue shirt, sometimes I wore it and sometimes you wore it.”
(from the song of G. Dalaras)
in lyrics | music: Stavros Kougioumtzis.
“The light blue shirt, you never wore it again.”
And if so, why?
Today's photography may not represent your favorite style, but because the blue or the light blue color this year is in fashion (and every year it's style is in fashion to such an era that aries Spring), I have a simple, everyday suggestion for your to wear on your morning walks in the city's center.




March 2019
Travel • Athens
Ciccus bar Athens center Ciccus Athens
• March 19, 2019
Do you enjoy life?

“Ανοήμονες βιούσι ού τερπόμενοι βιούν.”
(Meaning: Fools live without enjoying life)
Democritus, 470-370 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher.
My review on the Ciccus bar where earlier today I've enjoyed my first coffee of the day. Located to the Monastiraki area in the center of Athens, this cafe bar is quite close to the archaeological sites of Stoa of Attalos and Temple of Hephaestus so Ciccus is a really nice place to stop by while you are in the neighborhood.




March 2019
Lifestyle • Diet
Molto Cream and Cookies κρουασάν
• March 9, 2019
The three-day weekend and the new croissants

Today is the beggining of this three-day weekend (this Monday is the Greek Clean Monday) and I want to wish you a Wonderful time and to let you know that I recently tested the two new Cream & Cookies flavors of Molto croissants that will come out on the greek market next Wednesday and especially with one taste I was excited!
Do you want to know what flavor is this?




February 2019
Lifestyle • Diet
KitKat Ruby ad
• February 19, 2019
Tasting the new pink chocolate KitKat Ruby

Ruby chocolate is worldwide presented as "a new kind of chocolate" or as "a new chocolate experience" and as you can well imagine, it has a light pink - ruby color.
This particular chocolate is made from Ruby cocoa beans which give the unique natural fruity taste of berries and even its color comes naturally, with a special grain processing technique and without adding any artificial coloring.
Did you try the new KitKat Ruby Pink Chocolate?
I did. Read below my review and what I have found out.




February 2019
Lifestyle • People
Plato's other half | Plato's philosophy | Love in Symposium
• February 14, 2019
Plato's Other Half

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves ... and when one of them meets the other half, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight...”



February 2019
Lifestyle • Events
HoReCa 2019 | Tourism Exhibition
• February 13, 2019
New review is up and high

As promised, my HoReCa Expo 2019 review is ready.
HoReCa is definately the largest exhibition in Greece on hotels and tourism industry, hosting many interesting special events every year on coffee, food and beverages as well as on hotel equipment, hotel furniture and web marketing.
Do you need more information, visitors reviews or do you just want to see some new photos I took at this year's event?



February 2019
Sightseeing • Athens
Monastiraki Athens | Stoa of Attalos
• February 8, 2019
Monastiraki, Athens Greece
Visit the Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa of Attalos is located in the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora of Athens, on the opposite side of the Temple of Hephaestus, thus forming its eastern boundary.
This stoa was constructed and presented as a gift by the king (of Pergamos) Attalos II (159-138 BC) to the ancient city of Athens.

These and much more from my last visit on the 3rd of the month - as always enriched with realistic photographs of the archaeological site and valid ticket information, opening hours and holiday days - in the relative tribute I posted ealier today.



February 2019
YouTube • Video
Lily on Youtube LilyWasHere From my YouTube channel
• February 6, 2019
New video on my channel

I haven't yet managed to feel proud about the videos I'm uploading to my YouTube channel. Still missing the necessary editing knowledge and their further general process. However, I can tell you for sure that some of these videos, even without special editing knowledge, you will appreciate them as an original traveler because they show realistic images of destinations and activities that you can do to them.
You have subscribed to my channel to help and encourage me;
If not, please see / subscribe here and send me your review or comments on my last video (introductory for the vacations in Milos island, Greece).
Thank you!



February 2019
Sightseeing • Athens
Acropolis Athens and the temple of Hephaestus Temple of Hephaestus • Athens
• February 3, 2019
In the Temple of Hephaestus in Thiseio

The Temple of Hephaestus, more commonly known as “Thissio” is one of the best preserved ancient doric temples in the Greek area and originally was a place of worship of both the god Hephaestus and the goddess Athena. It is located on the west side of the Ancient Agora of Athens, overlooking the Stoa of Attalos, Acropolis hill...



February 2019
Travel ✈ Portugal
Coimbra Portugal
• February 2, 2019
Visit the city of Fado music

Coimbra was the capital of Portugal. Today is its fourth largest urban centre with the oldest academic institution. Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is considered to be the birthplace of Fado music. Want more information on your trip to Coimpra or on mine? A new travel-post for you is ready and uploaded.



January 2019
Travel ✈ Portugal
Beach Nazaré Portugal - Travel
• January 29, 2019
Travel to the central west seaside Portugal

What would you say if we travel to my favorite beach in Portugal?
It is in the coastal city of Nazaré, yes the one which is famous for its giant waves (30+ meters high) in the winter and photographs that make the round of the world, with some of the best surfers worldwide, sweating as they try to tame them.
But when it's sunny and the weather is good this place is the paradise.
For sure you won't dive to the Atlantic ocean as easily as you might dive in the Greek waters or in the mediterranean sea, as you have to mind completely different factors but this long sandy beach, the atmosphere, the people and the fishing history of this destination will enchant you for sure.

Read about my favorite Portuguese Nazaré and learn how you could organize a pleasant trip there, because if you travel to to beautiful country of Portugal, it is such a shame not to visit it - I personally guarantee that.



January 2019
LifeStyle • Eat+Drink
Belle Amie cafe menu
• January 21, 2019
Belle Amie Bar Restaurant's review

​My personal review about the Belle Amie Cafe Bar Restaurant in Pasalimani, Piraeus is up after my first visit for coffee and dessert. All the information you need on the interior, the prices, the menu, the taste and the quality at your disposal if you choose to read more.



January 2019
Beauty • MakeUp
Lily's beauty tips - LilyWasHere beauty blog
• January 17, 2019
New economical foundation to buy or to die but never buying?

Today is a sunny day and I have tried one more affordable foundation - the Delia's Luxury Look Lift And Smooth foundation in the tanned shade and I uploaded my review to let you know whether you should buy it or if it is to be avoided. Spring is on its way - I thought - and what's better than a product that shows your skin slightly tanned? Is this foundation the one I was looking for?



January 2019
Travel ✈ World
Cabo da Roca Portugal
• January 14, 2019
The westernmost point of Europe

The english translation of the page for my trip to Portugal and from my visit to the famous Cabo Da Roca - by the Atlantic Ocean is finally done and already uploaded on the TRAVEL section. Cabo da Roca is the cape located on the western edge of Europe, just outside of Sintra in Portugal (near to Lisbon) and is considered as the western end of the European mainland. The Cape of Cabo da Roca and the touristic area around is a very beautiful but still a undoubtedly quite wild landscape (as the unpredictable weather of the Atlantic Ocean effects the area), which hides some travel secrets you should notice in time in order not to become tourist trappings | read more |



January 2019
Lifestyle • Food
ΝΑΚΑΜΑ Sushi bar Nea Smyrni Athens
• January 11, 2019
ΝΑΚΑΜΑ Sushi bar Nea Smyrni

Romantic date for Sushi in Nea Smyrni? It's Friday today and as we are sushi lovers and friends of the Asian's cuisine, we decided to give a try to the casual sushi bar restaurant NAKAMA in Nea Smyrni (the other Nakama restaurant is located in Kolonaki area) which has the reputation of a tasteful and budget sushi spot.
Was it so? Do you want to read my personal review on this place, on its food and its sushi menu to know if you should visit it too?




January 2019
LifeStyle
Are you a snow or winter hater?
• January 8, 2019
Are you a snow or winter hater?

Today in Athens, we got up in the morning and (in the center of the city) there was some snow on cars and trees. To the north of the prefecture and the country, everything had been covered with snow. If you hate the snow and the winter, if the snowman looks a sad to slightly frightening figure, if you don't love snowball and you can't understand all the crazyness going on our country's social media - on the first snow, then I am your friend and below I have prepared your article.




December 2018
LifeStyle • Beauty Festive makeup
• December 17, 2018
New festive makeup

Happy week! Just a few days before Christmas, I have prepared a new post with a festive and quite affordable makeup that you have asked me for by mentioning all the products I have used without fear and passion and especially without being payed to advertise them though.

Check here and send me your opinion or your suggestions for a festive makeup!






December 2018
LifeStyle • Beauty Cheap highlighter stick
• December 13, 2018
New affordable highlighter

Happy name day to Spyrous and Spyridoula on their yesterday's celebration!
Today I upload a new personall review on a low cost highlighter stic from Gabrini cosmetics that I recently tryed.
Check out my photos, information on this product, its price and where you can buy it here.

Don't forget to send me your reviews too! Kisses!





November 2018
Travel • World Venice on a budget | Lily travels in Venice
• November 29, 2018
Cold in GReece

The thing that until yesterday the weather was so good that you could go out of the house wearing your t-shirt and maybe just a jacket or blazer on the top and today is a day that you really want to go out wrapped with your quilt, is not a good sign of our enviroment and certainly IT IS NOT NATURAL AT ALL.
And I am capitalizing these words because I'm afraid that this thing will surely follow the flow that almost everything follows in life - somehow - when it is on repeat until it becomes a habit, a part of our reality, untill we will not notice it anymore.
In many areas and north villages in GReece it is snowing right now and early in the morning at Nea Smirni (Athens) it was sleety (falling frozen rain).

About our tavel stories I've finished my Venice post today about How you can travel to Venice in a cheap accommodation, food and tranfer and I think that in order to break the legend that Venice is only an expensive tourist destination, you have to read it carefully here and send me your opinion or even better send me your suggestions on how to make the same trip even more economical without losing its positive energy and enthusiasm.

Today's photo is from my own trip to Venice. As you already know I write on topics and above all I only propose to you things and experiences that I know at first hand. Maybe this is one of the reasons you show me so much love and your love is definitely one of my reasons to never stop.

Kisses and have a lovely day wishes!




October 2018
Travel • World Travel to Bergamo Italy tips
How about a short trip to Bergamo?

With its modern but mainly its old town, so close to Milan and with the possibility to find very cheap air tickets to get there, the trip to Bergamo will surely impress you and it will make you feel like you are travelling in another era.





September 2018
Travel • World Journey to Lake Como Italy tips
Journey to the cosmopolitan Como

If you haven't heard the lake Como in some of the world famous adventures of the Hollywood star George Clooney or if you haven't thought of this destination on your own travel map, get to know it now through my trip.
Learn where you can stay, what to eat and drink, what sights to visit and what to do while you are there.








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