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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New year, new path!

Goodmorning and happy New Year!

Since yesterday when I stood at the window and went out on the balcony I saw some snow on the surrounding mountain tops and given the cloudy weather, I started to hope that maybe it will hold or we will see even more. Today I woke up very early, after two nights with several hours of much needed sleep… What I saw outside was even more beautiful than I had hoped!

All the mountain peaks around Vytina as far as the eye could see were sprinkled with snow like powdered sugar. And the colors of the sky were beautiful! This happens almost every year while I’m in Mainalo. Even during the holidays we have good weather and right after the New Year the real winter starts. A few days ago it was incredibly windy and raining with hail. Trees had fallen in some parts of the road and it was generally dangerous to be outside… Today is sunny and -2°C. I hope the snow doesn’t melt, because I really need the mountain to be paved so I can ski again! I have missed the activities in nature, let alone the snowy landscape.

Now a new beginning is here right along with the new year! As I told you in the previous article, some professional changes have occurred. The truth is, I resigned from the hotel I was working at, as I can now work as an architect from home! A cycle of six months has closed and now another is opening. This is a dream that I didn’t know if it could ever come true, but I somehow brought it to life and now I’ve turned the wheel in that direction. At the same time, I also work at the jewelry counter that I wanted so much! It was time to take a chance on unknown paths that require me to step out of my comfort zone and finally pursue the arts I have studied and love. Will see how it goes, though now I know there’s nothing to fear. Everything comes in time and always for our highest good.

A lot is on the schedule for this month, work, travel and contact with unprecedented experiences and knowledge! I feel that time is not enough for me and there is a little anxiety to put everything efficiently in the schedule. But I feel that the new year has entered with an air of change and opportunity. How do you feel about 2024? I hope it finds you well full of appetite and joy.

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