My name is Angelina Helioti and I recently graduated from the architecture school of NTUA.


After months of thinking, I took the risk of leaving life in Athens. The reason, the very quality of life of the metropolis. The fast pace, the pressure to “meet the deadlines”, the crowd of people and the lack of natural environment were things that led me to change.


I moved to a small, mountainous village in Arcadia, Stemnitsa. Although I grew up in Laconia, Arcadia is my place of origin and so in a sense, I feel like I have come home. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to stay here, but whatever it ends up being, I’ll try to enjoy it to the fullest.


Here I am enjoying everything I have been craving! Trees, rivers, lakes, quiet, everyday life at a slow pace.

I have a simple lifestyle, but it gives me inspiration for my artistic pursuits, photography, painting, and video making. At the same time, I am studying the art of silversmithing in a public school located here. In this blog you will find journal articles about my life here.


I hope you enjoy everything I’m about to share with you.


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A new phase of life

Hello my dear readers and welcome to another article on this blog


It’s been a long time since the last post, but believe me, there was a reason. It’s a period of time where everything I knew seems to change. It is that moment that comes in the lives of all of us, when things have to get into a groove, or at least into a different one than they have been flowing until now. As mentioned in the last article, very recently I started working at the five-star MANNA hotel, which served me for a period when I didn’ t have a means of transport, hosting me in one of its rooms. The room had a view of the lake with water lilies, lotuses and the starry sky.

It was a challenge to live and work in the same space, with positive and negative aspects, but in the end everything went well and now I am typing from the kitchen table of my house in Stemnitsa. Since I am referring to the topic of home, let me tell you that this chapter is also changing very soon.

In the fall I’m moving to my new house, in Vytina! In terms of location, it’s a dream come true. For a long time I imagined living in the heart of Mainalos, below Ostrakina (its highest peak) and surrounded by the fir-filled slopes of Mt. The house provides many comforts compared to the one I lived in the last two years, such as a fireplace, an oven and a separate bedroom from the common area.


I feel like I’m entering another realm of life and reality. A wave of obligations, hard work but also reward and goal realization keeps coming and to be honest with you I don’t see where this roller coaster ride ends. At first I had my reservations about this move due to the fact that Vytina clearly has more inhabitants and less strong traditional character that Stemnitsa has. But the more I visit my new home, the more images come to me of the comfortable, inspiring moments I will spend inside it in the future. There is some work going on in the house at the moment so I can only give you a small taste of it.

One of the strongest moments of the month was the full moon, on August 1st! I had a day off and so I had the opportunity to go out to a high point in Stemnitsa to enjoy and photograph the sight. I also expect the blue full moon on the 31st of the month. In general, the whole of August is full of mobility, shopping for the new house, the car that it’s time to get, but also meeting interesting people mainly through work!

I see the once bright green of the trees starting to fade, very slowly and subtly, the ferns are shrinking, the landscape is slowly taking on yellow tones… We have already passed the season of high heat and the first rains have made their appearance their. Driving home yesterday, it was the first time I could smell autumn!!! September is not far and I see that it will bring with it great changes and new things.

As some of you might imagine, jewelry making has stagnated a bit. Several orders I had during the summer were frozen, due to obligations and lack of time. But in the fall, I will be with you again with priority on the orders I had already received, but ready to take on new ones as well.

Until the next post I wish you a good rest of August!

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