Lagonissi, Athens, Greece

by Xenia Makridou

I think that the one best thing about summer is the freedom it brings. I love it. For me, freedom equals happiness. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have time to relax, to do things you love, to hang out with friends, and to not feel guilty while and after you do these things.

Recently, I travelled to an area outside Athens, Lagonissi. In Greek, the literal translation of the name is the ‘rabbit island’, but this would be an inaccurate statement – the place is not an island, nor full of rabbits. They say that if you look at the area from above, the shape of the island seems to form a rabbit, but if you ask me, I couldn’t quite see that. In any case, we were only there for a couple days, but they were enough. There isn’t much to do there really, apart from relax, and relax some more. We’ve consistently been there summer after summer, so the place is very familiar, more like a holiday home by now.

It’s a lovely place, as you’ll see from the pictures below. I don’t really have much to say, except to urge you to travel to some place where you know you can relax (ranging from the Maldives to your favourite spot in the garden) and just take in the sun. It’s healing – try it. So, what do you enjoy most about summer? Think for a moment or two and then go on, enjoy it.