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From sunrise to sunset, from summer to winter, has turned one. In honour of our first year, we offer you a playlist with the music that we listened to throughout this year.

Three sketches of Kythira

Kythira is the type of island, that even the Greeks themselves do not know where to place – geographically it is a part of the Ionian Islands, and administratively it belongs to Athens. Here, we have three stories about this “confused” island. 

About the islands that start with a K...

The text about the island K made me think about how many islands actually start with a K in Greece. In addition, how different and beautiful in their own way each one is. That is why, in the end of August, we are taking a trip through them all.  A small side note here – the names of most Greek islands are female nouns. This instantly reminds me of Murakami, who while talking about the islands in the central and eastern Mediterranean says – Crete and her sister Malta… yes, that is how it goes. 

Summer night music

Today we share the music that we have been listening to in the warm summer evenings and nights. There is a magical hour – an hour, when you become one with your surroundings, time stops, and everything goes in its right place. For those exact moments, we listen to a couple of piano pieces – new and old, that pacify us, no matter where we physically are, they just bring us in one. 

The two sides of the Aegean

It does not matter if we drove by car or bus, each time we reached the turn in the heights from Muğla towards Marmaris, we would see these breathtaking serpentines. And down in the lower parts, as if observed by a drone – the wild shore, the sea, the flying kite surfers, the stone pines and the eucalyptus – they show you that you’re down south. There is a certain warmth and a cozy bliss, a feeling of a thousand stories – both past and present, about a life – full, multi-layered and incredibly colourful.

Greek Summer

Today we focus on our favorite group of contemporary Greek performers, who make us enjoy life and forget the worries of everyday life with each new project. In August we will be relaxed, so we begin with Panos Mouzourakis, Kostis Maraveyas, Eleonora Zouganeli, Rena Morfi and co. Music to listen to on the terrace, on the deck, in the water, under the pines and eucalyptus – everywhere down south.