SOUGIA SOUTHWEST CRETE
A few years ago, I discovered the small village of Sougia in the Southwest of Crete. And what can I say – this place stole my heart right away. I find it easy to surrender to a deeper, slower rhythm here. I manage to let go on all levels and become one with the sea, the rocks and the horizon. I can allow myself to be. In this landscape, I still feel a pristine wilderness which is very beneficial to body, mind and soul. It’s truly magical!
As you notice, I get carried away. I hope I can inspire you with this enthusiasm.
Can you smell the aromatic scent of wild thyme and oregano? Are you able to taste the raki, the Nescafé frappé and the olives? Do you hear the sea roaring and the mountain goats bleating?
Do you fancy hikes in wonderfully bleak, rough landscapes? Over plateaus dotted with flowering herbs and gnarled olive trees. Through adventurous gorges and dry riverbeds. Along magnificent coastal paths with breathtaking views. Over red earth, rock and stone. The sun on your skin and the wind in your hair. Are you looking forward to sunrise yoga on the beach?
Are you longing for the chirping of the cicadas and the buzzing of the bees? And the whistling of the meltemi? Do you love the bright pink of the bougainvillaea? Are you dreaming of dozing in the shade of tamarisk trees and losing yourself in the glitter and glistening of the waves until eventually, all that you see are stars? And at night, the silver moon over the deep blue sea.
Tasting salt and freedom. Feeling life.
Are your cells already vibrating with excitement?
We are currently facing very challenging times. I believe it is even more important to focus on the good things in life. To deepen our relationship with nature and consciously nourish our soul, body and spirit.