Arokaria Notebook

Greek Design on the Island – Accessories

Around the Island

F/A/D in Naoussa


Out and about in Naoussa once more, this time looking for jewelry and accessories by greek designers. Following our enthusiasm we bump into F/A/D and BLUE DOT.

F/A/D stands for fashion, art and design, founded by lovely Xenia-Nefeli and Alexandros, a couple of young designers who decided to take things in their hands and promote their creations and those of the like minded designers. Xenia works mainly with marble creating stunning jewelry and other utility objects. Alexandros creates all sort of beautiful accessories for both women and men, using metal, resin and even concrete. Apart from their own creations in their shop you can find objects by designer based on the island, like the airy silk sarves with photographs of reflections on water in the port of Naoussa, as well as other designers from all over Greece. This little shop in the streets of Naoussa, just off the port is a showcase of contemporary greek design at its best.

F/A/D in Naoussa
F/A/D in Naoussa
F/A/D in Naoussa
F/A/D in Naoussa
F/A/D in Naoussa

Next stop, BLUE DOT, where we find ourselves surrounded by a variety of beautiful jewelry, clothes and accessories. Friendly Dimitra gives us a warm welcome and a short introduction while soon our attention gets caught by stunning  jewelry which combine simplicity with forms deriving directly from the rich greek tradition, as well as by the stunning porcelain cups and accessories by greek designers.

Blue Dot in Naoussa
Blue Dot in Naoussa
Blue Dot in Naoussa
Blue Dot in Naoussa
Blue Dot in Naoussa


F/A/D can be found in a little street off the port, between cafe Karino and Amelie and BLUE DOT in the streets of Naoussa’s market.

Pruning vines

February is the month of pruning the vines, so even though the landscape seems a little bit dry, there is a lot of activity going on at Moraitico winery.

Autumn Sailing

The wind is perfect and the last bit of sunlight for the day makes the bay and Naoussa at the background look even more magical!

Climbing up to Agios Antonios

On such a clear day, the views are stunning!

Paros on a motorbike

Getting around Paros by bike is easy, since its morphology and roads make it one of the most accesible and bike friendly islands.

Walking around Ampelas

… a little fishermen village, on the eastern coast of Paros.

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

After about half an hour the swimmers started arriving at Antiparos, where they were cheered by the crowd

Coffee & Snack in Naoussa

After finishing off what has to be done, it ‘s time for a coffee and a quick snack, before leaving the village.

Sea kayaking around Antiparos

The sea was calm, so paddling was easy and relaxing, while the proximity to the surface of the sea gave us a unique perspective of the wonderfully blue waters of the Aegean.

A Relaxing Day at Glyfa

After a couple of hours under the sun and a bit of swimming, we moved to the restaurant of the area, only meters away from the beach.

Hiking around the lighthouse

The monumental rock formations together with the low vegetation of wildflowers, herbs and bushes form a magical setting for an afternoon walk.