Archive for October, 2013

Vacation In Sanatori, Greece

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Carmine is located at Akrotiri in a beautiful spot with amazing views of the volcano and the caldera of is situated the beautiful 4 bedroom villa.
As you enter from the main door to the living area the beauty reveals in front of your eyes. Colorful paintings, art objects, elegant furnishing, painted walls, wooden ceiling, fire place and  stunning views, all in harmony that give the villa a very warm and playful character. You enjoy every moment being in this welcoming environment.  There is also a dining area for 8 persons under a beautiful chandelier.
The living area is equipped with high definition satellite TV, home theater, dvd player, hi-fi and WiFi.On the same floor a corridor leads to the fully equipped kitchen that has a cozy dining corner for 8 persons. The kitchen walls are painted by a celebrity Greek artist.
On this floor you can find the Lady’s bedroom. It has a romantic double wooden  bed, with the famous painting of the red bicycle hanged above it, a vanity dressing area that can hold all the clothes of a lady and a big handcrafted mirror. This  bedroom has a red bathroom with shower.
On the upper floor is the Master’s bedroom with wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and a massive king size bed. You could even watch the sea from your bed through the window in front of you. All the above combined with art objects, paintings and an art deco arm chair create an atmospheric theater setting in this bedroom. A spacious dressing area is behind the bed. The bedroom is equipped with a big High definition TV, home theater, DVD player
Next to the Master?s bedroom is the Mezzanine bedroom. This is a bedroom with a white iron double bed exiting to a large terrace with panoramic views. Next to the bed a wooden ladder leads us to a cozy mezzanine with a double mattress. This bedroom is equipped with flat screen TV and dvd player.A blue bathroom with shower serves this floor.
On the basement there is a comfortable house with a cozy living and dining area that receives natural light from a window and has separate entrance to the courtyard, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and clothes dryer a romantic double bedroom with no views and a separate room with a treadmill. A bathroom with shower serves this level.
The house has a private courtyard with flowers, private infinity pool , fantastic sea views, a shaded  lounge area under a pergola and sun beds. The lounge area is romantic especially in the night when it is candle lighted  and you enjoy unlimited views from every corner of it.  Stairs lead us to a large terrace on the upper floor that is equipped with a lounge area with views. On the back of the house there is a BBQ area, a wooden oven and a large wooden dining table overlooking the old Castle of Akrotiri.
Features & Amenities:
* A/C
* Fireplace
* Wi-Fi
* Swimming pool
* Home theater system
* Dvd/cd player
* Satellite TV
* Washing machine
* Full equipped kitchen
* Outdoor lounge
* Outdoor dining
* Chaises
* Private parking
Included Services
Daily cleaning
Airport transfers
Free car rental
Extra Services – advance notice may be required:
In-house chef services
Yacht charters
Villa pre-stocking
Location: Akrotiri, Santorini
House:  Carmine -CV
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Hawaii National Parks Closed and Alternatives During Government Shutdown

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The government shutdown may impact your fall Hawaii vacation. All Hawaii National Parks have been closed. To help you plan your Hawaii activities during this closure, we have created a list by island of what to expect. This list also includes suggestions of Hawaii State Parks you can visit. They remain open as well as the FAA, Department of Agriculture, TSA, and Customs.

Hawaii National Parks Closed and Suggested Hawaii State Parks to Visit

Big Island


Ala Kahakai National Historic Trails
Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park (City of Refuge)
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii Island

Akaka Falls State Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Kohala Historical Sites State Monument
Kona Coast (Kekaha Kai) State Park
Lapakahi State Historical Park
Lava Tree State Monument
MacKenzie State Recreation Area
Manuka State Wayside
Mauna Kea State Recreation Area
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
Wailoa River State Recreation Area
Wailuku River State Park


Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Ahukini State Recreation Pier
Ha’ena State Park
Koke’e State Park
Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
Polihale State Park
Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park
Wailua River State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park
Waimea State Recreation Pier


Haleakala National Park
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center

Haleki’i-Pihana Heiau State Monument
ʻĪao Valley State Monument
Kaumahina State Wayside Park
Makena State Park
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside Park
Wai’anapanapa State Park
Wailua Valley State Wayside Park


Kalaupapa National Historic Park

Pala’au State Park


USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Ahupua’a O Kahana State Park known as Kahana Valley State Park
‘Aiea Bay State Recreation Area
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park
He‘eia State Park
ʻIolani Palace State Monument
Kaʻena Point State Park
Kaka’ako Waterfront Park
Kea’iwa Heiau State Recreation Area
Kewalo Basin
Kūkaniloko Birthstones State Monument
La’ie Point State Wayside
Makapu‘u Point State Wayside
Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside
Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Wayside
Royal Mausoleum State Monument
Sacred Falls State Park
Sand Island State Recreation Area
Ulu Pō Heiau State Monument
Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area
Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area


Source: Best Of Hawaii