Arokaria Notebook

Pruning vines

Around the Island

Pruning vines

On such a nice February day we went for a walk around the neighborhood at Fykia and visited Giorgos and Liliana at the Moraitico winery. 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.

Pruning vines
Pruning vines
Pruning vines

Giorgos started his engagement with wine at an early age with his father and he opened his own winery in 2000. His winery is a small one and here everything is done by hand. His vines are located around the northern part of the island, close to Naoussa, and they are organic.

Pruning vines
Pruning vines
Pruning vines

Giorgos uses four different local varieties of grapes, Monemvasia, Mandilaria, Mavrotragano and Malagouzia and he produces around 50.000 bottles of white, rosé, sparkling rosé and red wine per year.

Pruning vines
Pruning vines
Pruning vines

It was definitely enjoyable meeting the man behind the really good locally produced, organic wines and really interesting getting a closer look at his winery!

Pruning vines
Pruning vines

NOTES

You can find the Moraitico wines in stores, bars and restaurants around Paros and of course you can taste them at our bars at Arokaria Dreams & Arokaria Seaside.

Climbing up to Agios Antonios

On such a clear day, the views are stunning!

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

Today we are going shopping in Naoussa. We are after some contemporary greek creations.

Greek Design on the Island – Accessories

Accesories, objects and jewelry which combine simplicity and forms deriving directly from the rich greek tradition

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.

Hiking & Herbs

The mountains of Paros are full of nature’s pharmacy’s pure products.

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.

Day cruise to Koufonisia

The flirt between the yellowy rocks of the islands and the clear waters of the Aegean sea results to various turquoise hidden paradises.

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

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

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.

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!