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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Some filming

On Friday, something I’ve been envisioning and preparing for for days happened! With some friends from Stemnitsa and the surrounding villages, we filmed a video clip. I will not yet reveal to you the subject and general context of the work, as I prefer it to be completed first. But what I can share with you is that directing a play (even if it’s a small one) or being part of it as an actor, is a highly entertaining experience, albeit a tiring one.

All the way and when we got to the filming location there was ice in the places where the sun’s rays didn’t fall. The way it glittered like silver dust it looked like a fairy tale, at least to my eyes…

In directing and producing I had the pleasure of working with the excellent graphic designer and cinematographer Zafeiris Zafeiropoulos (@zaf_x2). The friends and acquaintances who became our actors for a while were so cooperative and patient making me truly grateful! An atmosphere full of laughter, good mood, but at the same time great coordination was maintained.

With my dear friend, Athena.
Zafeiris prepares the drone for some shots we wanted from above. Luckily he had the necessary equipment to do an amazing job on set.

Looking into the monitor and giving some directions to Konstantinos.

When most of the filming was done, we went up to a peak of Mainalo, near the “Rapuni” area, to do some close-ups that needed to be done at that location.

The view from up there was magical. A few mountain peaks, fir slopes and clear sky… Only far away, beyond Mainalo, we could see some wind turbines that interrupted the natural landscape on the horizon.

When at one point I had to lie down on the ground, I buried my face in the grass and stubble. The scent of the soil and grass gave my whole body the relaxation we needed for the shots. I could fall asleep there until the sun goes down.

Despite the much needed sunshine, it was cold and windy, leaving me quite dizzy afterwards. Nevertheless a fantastic day that had a wonderful collaboration with all the team members had come to an end.


I’ll tell you more about the video when it’s done. See you soon!


Have a good time!

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