Kappa.art.gallery in Paros and Thassos Greek islands

We love visiting art galleries. We enjoy taking our time with the pieces that speak to us and we like to ensure that we have a vibrant experience overall apart from just buying the art piece we love.  We recently discovered Kappa.art.gallery in Potos in Thassos island and we are delighted to announce their new Kappa.art.gallery opening in the popular Cycladic island of Paros In Paroikia.
Kappa.art.galleries are open during the summer season (May /October) and present well known and new promising Greek artists, graduates of Fine Art Academy. In the galleries you will be able to meet all forms of art : Painting, Sculpture, Ceramic, Constructions, Photography and Jewellery.
Kappa.art.gallery always communicates art either from Athens (+306974892936) or through social media and by taking part in International Art Fairs.
Each work is unique and is always accompanied by Certificate Of Authenticity.
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Odyssey Challenge | Are you ready for the ultimate obstacle race?

About two weeks ago, as  I was spending time on Facebook, I saw a video of the Odyssey Challenge  race. Although I am not that adventurous and athletic myself, I got really curious with all this Odyssey Challenge and I must say that I admired the willpower all these athletes have. I am sure some people would be interested in getting more info about or even taking part in it. That’s this post about then.

Odyssey challenge is a 25 Km race with 40 impressive obstacles taken at the magical Alonaki beach in Preveza, near Parga.

WHAT IS ODYSSEY CHALLENGE?

(all words and photos are taken from the official Odyssey Challenge website)

The Odyssey Challenge is the first major obstacle race in Greece, inspired and designed by Greek athletes. The Athlete is called upon to overcome a series of difficulties that will test the limits of his stamina at all levels! He has to run on a mountain, in a forest, on a beach, in sea, in river, to swim, to pass up, down, through obstacles, to carry loads, to climb in ropes, in rocks, to pass through mudslides and face all his fears!

The obstacles.

The obstacles are the core of the Odyssey Challenge Race. We work very hard to offer you the most fascinating and breathtaking obstacles of various levels of difficulty. Our main concern is for you to live a unique experience!
For sure, you will have, already, seen some of our obstacles in other races. We chose to include these obstacles to Odyssey Challenge Race because we think that they are a must-have for any obstacle race. There are also some obstacles (we will not reveal them before the start of the Race!) that will be of our inspiration and construction.

WHY ODYSSEY CHALLENGE

Because the event is something completely new and innovative in Greece, it is the first totally “Greek idea” effort in the highly rising and new branch of activities referred as OCR (Obstacle Course Race), commonly as Obstacle Race. The specific “product” gets higher promotion because it is fully associated with prime time reality ΤV shows, such as “Survivor”.

COLLABORATING GYMS AND SPORTS CENTERS

There is collaboration with more than 30 major sports centers, Gyms and Crossfit Box with group registries of their members  in the race. There are also recommended Gyms to prepare you for the Race.

MEDIA SPONSORS

The event organizers have been in agreement with the most well known greek newspaper, a famous national TV channel and 5 high traffic greek websites.

Find more information about the Odyssey Challenge and register for the next race at their official website OdysseyChallenge.com

 

 

Karpathos through Chrisoula Fourmouzi’s lenses

Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea but among the least touristic islands in Greece.  It is known for its wild mountains and small blue bays. Holidays in Karpathos are ideal for families and trekking lovers.  Chrisoula Fourmouzi, a Greek photographer in profession, visited the island recently and sent us some beautiful photos of the place, which we are sure you’d like to see before you visit the places she photographed. 

  • Foiniki – A lovely coastal village known for its fish taverns

 

  • Panagia Vrisiani in Mesochori, a traditional village with white coloured houses, is the most religious place in Karpathos
  • Olympos is a traditional village, with exceptional beauty.
  • Avlona is a small agricultural village with no bars and tavernas in wild scenery
  • Vrokounta is a sacred spot in Karpathos and it’s known for thr famous festival at the end of August
  • St. Mamas in Menetes Village 

Chrisoula is a newborn baby, christening and wedding photographer. You may find more information about her work on her website http://www.chrisoulafourmouzi.com/

If you are looking for accommodation in Karpathos, you may want to check what Booking.com offers 

Extreme aerial dance by Katerina Soldatou

Katerina Soldatou started taking dance lessons at a very young age, immediately after her return from England, where she was born and spent her early years.

Today she holds diplomas of the RAD system (Royal Academy of Dancing) in the fields of Modern Dance and Jazz and she is a certified teacher of Aerial Yoga. She is the founder and director of “Aerial Ever After”, the first Aerial Dance School in Greece, located in the Indoor Swimming Pool of the Olympic Stadium of Athens.

She starred dancing in the air in the short film “Games of Trust”, which ranked among the ten best films of the “Onassis Foundation Competition”, organised by the Onassis Cultural Centre. Also starred in “The End of War“, that was nominated as an Official Movie for the School of Fine Arts of the University of Athens.

Was qualified to take part in a specialised seminar for aerial dance teachers (Aerial Master Class) taught by Ana Prada and organised by “Les Recontres De Dance Aerienne” (LRDA) in France.

 

Bio by Katerina Soldatou