Alonissos, Greece

Steni Vala, A Visually Stimulating Little Village in Alonissos, Greece.

August 27, 2015
Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

For a place to be considered visually stimulating – it doesn’t need to be packed with modern skyscrapers nor does it need to be glamorous or extravagant. That is the case at least for me. The real stimuli lays on the beauty emanating from a place’s simplicity which is mostly weaved by the works of nature forming a beautiful scenery like that of an artist creating a masterpiece – such is the case in the charming village of Steni Vala in Alonissos.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

After spending the afternoon in Leftos Gialos, we went to Steni Vala with one thing in mind – to dine at the most famous restaurant in Alonissos called Tassia’s Cooking. Little did we know that the area where the restaurant is located is actually going to impart more memories on us than the restaurant itself.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

Located at the North Eastern part of the capital Patitiri, Steni Vala is a small fishing village. There were quite a few tavernas and some small family-run accommodations in the area, a sign that it is slowly becoming to be another tourist hub in Alonissos.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

I walked at the very end of the small harbor, the simplicity of life was evident. It was quiet and peaceful, a number of boats docked along the small corniche bobs up and down over the clear waters of Steni Vala. A small range of hill with lush green trees stands just a couple of meters from the harbor, adding to the already captivating imagery of the whole place. I was hooked! I think I have taken about a hundred photos just from this place alone.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

More photos were taken as I walked back towards Tassia’s Cooking Restaurant which is located at the very entrance of Steni Vala. The restaurant was huge, I wasn’t expecting such a size in this area. We ordered some appetizers, mostly seafood to start our dinner. I wasn’t aware though that it was just an appetizer since the family ordered quite a lot which looks to me as though it’s enough for us all to be the main course of our dinner.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

As we were finishing our appetizers though, The Greek Mister’s uncle started to feel sick which at some point became quite serious so some of us had to drive him to the hospital. It was an unfortunate way to end a rather beautiful day but we’re just relieved that it wasn’t as serious as we all thought it was. His recovery took some time though which made him miss the remaining days of our holiday.

Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece

Apart from that, I believe the whole family would agree that it was still a marvelous day added to our holiday.

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Steni Vala, Alonissos, Greece



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12 Comments

  • Reply Karen August 30, 2015 at 08:20

    Gorgeous photos! This place looks so serene and relaxing. I think I’d never want to leave.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 30, 2015 at 13:17

      It was definitely hard to leave Karen. :p
      It’s so pretty that I wished we were staying in this area during this holiday.

  • Reply bettyl - NZ August 29, 2015 at 09:30

    What a fabulously colorful place! The water is just amazing.
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  • Reply Jen August 29, 2015 at 05:37

    What an incredibly stunning place! You are so right about what constitutes visually stimulating – places like this are amazing to me.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us at Photo Friday!
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  • Reply Suze The Luxury Columnist August 28, 2015 at 10:58

    I’m glad to hear that your boyfriend is OK now. Whenever I read Greek Mister I think of Greek Minister! Looks like a lovely tranquil restaurant
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 28, 2015 at 11:21

      It was the Greek Mister’s uncle who got sick. :p
      Greek Minister, Lol.

  • Reply Ruth - Tanama Tales August 28, 2015 at 03:04

    Agree with your opening statement. I also considered places like the one you have presented in here as visually stimulating. Who would not want to eat with that view of the water? Looks like a spectacular location.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 28, 2015 at 08:03

      It is stunning! I like being surrounded by nature than concrete buildings. I’m definitely not a city girl. :p

  • Reply noel August 27, 2015 at 14:34

    Gorgeous pics, love this place, it is so vivid and colorful. Hope can come and link it and other current posts to my link up on Mondays, It’s called Travel Photo Mondays – hope you can join?
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 27, 2015 at 18:03

      Yes, I already linked up once but I think I did it wrong. Will definitely do so from now on. 🙂
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

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