Excursion to the Amari Village, on Psiloritis Mountains

Amari Village - Crete, Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg

Some weekends are meant to be lazy ones; reading, favorite tv show and hot coffee by fireplaces and just that is enough. Some other times, when the every day's routine becomes a burden on your shoulders, you come up with a hidden desire to escape that couchpotato-ing weekend scenario and do something more, let's saying outgoing and energetic.

So, last weekend, 12 people and a furry little beast went up on the (Cretan) Psiloritis Mountain, in the tiny village of Amari to spend a challenging weekend. You know, keeping the fire burning 16hrs a day, hiking out in the wild beauty of Cretan mountains  and cooking for 12 people can be tricky sometimes. But, it went really marvelously well.

Χιονισμένος Ψηλορείτης - Snowy Psiloritis, Crete.jpg
Village Amari - Crete, Καμπαναριό Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg
Village Amari - Crete, Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg
Winter Oranges - Χειμερινά Πορτοκάλια.jpg
Amari Crete - Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg
Amari Crete - Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg
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Amari Crete - Αμάρι Κρήτη.jpg
Sunset Psiloritis - Ηλιοβασίλεμα στον Ψηλορείτη.jpg
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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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