Out of the 41 days I have been in Greece, these past 13 days in Samothraki are runner up to the 8 days in Kalamata - as the BEST SOUL FOOD EVER!!!
Samothraki is known to be the most powerful energetic spot in Europe, and I can attest to that.
Of all the places I have traveled too, Samothraki is the first I felt I absolutely HAVE to return. I would love to bring my kids with me… they would fit right in.
Most of the people here are Greeks in their early 20”s. They come from the their home Islands because it is cheap and awesome. Most camp for free, eating canned fish, bread and fresh fruit. The drinking water is cold and clean from the natural spring - full of minerals that you get for free form the fountain in the town square. The days are spent starting with a swim in the crystal clear blue/green sea, then hiking to one of the what seem to be infinite waterfalls and swimming holes (most w/o clothes). The evenings start with a sunset soak in one of the thermal mineral springs, then everyone gathers at the town square in Therma, or at the beach bar until early morning hours.
I and many here hitch-hike from area to area. I have been picked up by old locals in work trucks, mothers with their cars full of their young children (but still make room for me), middle aged tourist, and one time I was picked up by a couple in their twenties, who had some really cool music on that with the combination of the music and beauty of their spirit, I started crying with overwhelm of love and gratitude.
Most of you know by now how much I love anything to do with water and swimming places… I have been in heaven for sure. Although it”s not just the dips in the water that has affected me so… it is truly the energy of the area and the people that are here… it seems to me like spirit expressed most naturally.
I stayed at Filio Sevastatou Rooms in Therma, which is a short walk to the town square, great waterfalls and swimming holes, and the most happening beach bar/campsite on the sea. My room faced the pathway to the nearest waterfalls (great people watching from my porch) and was directly across from Feggari which is one of the best Taverns in the area, and a perfect place to have my morning coffee delivered by Agatha with her beautiful good morning smile :) The owners and staff of Filio Sevastatou and Feggari were extremely kind to me the entire time… and when I got injured in a moped accident, Kyriakos, the owner from Feggari brought me meals to my porch :)
I always post a quote that I feel relates to what I wrote… and this time I had difficulty choosing one because I liked a lot of them. So I will post a few :)
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” - Wilma Rudolph
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” - Woodrow Wilson
“Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.” -Kallam Anji Reddy
“Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.” - Anne Sullivan
SAMOTHRAKI AND ALL THAT IS - THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU
Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine... with her home base being Honolulu Hawaii. At 25 she had her first child and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now she is an empty nester, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.