5 ways to bring the Karpathos vibes into your home!

What a strange time, huh! In January, we were still counting down the days when we would go on holiday to Karpathos, and now we are all hoping that we will be able to go during the summer. Some people would already go next month and unfortunately can forget their trip. But we have to make the best of it and so we bring the Karpathos summer vibes to our house in the Netherlands. Here are our tips! Enjoy!

#1 Start the day with a Greek breakfast

Start your day in Greek style by taking the time to whip up a Greek breakfast. Our favourite is the Greek yoghurt bowl. This Greek bowl is easy to put together yourself, but it is oh, so delicious! Just take some Greek quark, honey, walnuts and the fruit of your choice and you are ready to go. You can also make a frappe as an extra Greek touch. Enjoy!

#2 Create a Karpathian memory wall like us

For a long time, we looked at an empty, white bedroom wall. Not really something to get excited about and we wanted to change that quickly. We were thinking about a memory wall with pictures of Karpathos. Instead of buying it ready-made, we made it ourselves (TIP: a nice job now that you are in quarantine anyway!).

What you need:

  • A large map of your island (in our case Karpathos). We had an A0 format.
  • Scissors
  • Poster buddies or painter’s tape
  • Wall paint
  • Acrylic brush
  • Our favourite photos

Then it is time to get started! Cut out the island so that you create a template of the island. Stick it on your wall in the right place with poster buddies or painters tape. Then it’s time to paint the island. This works best with an acrylic brush from the DIY store. Try not to paint from top to bottom as you normally would, as you can easily slip and that would be a shame. The best way is to paint from top to bottom and then all over the island.

Once you have painted the entire island on the wall, it is time to wait for it to dry and then carefully remove the stencil from the wall. And then there’s just one more thing to do: hang up your favourite photos! We did this with poster buddies, so we could easily take them off and switch them. However, you could also choose to stick it on with wallpaper glue.

Karpathos memory wall

#3 Make your own ouzo milkshake

Admittedly, it will never be the same together as at Skala, but it is still fun and tasty to make your own ouzo milkshake! Take some ouzo, vanilla ice and milk, put it in a blender and drink up!

#4 Music on!

Music brings back so many beautiful memories. For me, these include Liefs uit Londen, My Number one and So Fine. Many of the songs played in the Stema bar are also in my list of holiday hits.

Need inspiration? Listen to our Spotify list list with Karpathos vibes!

#5 Cook a Greek dinner or pick it up from the local Greek

Unfortunately, we can’t go out for dinner anymore, but we can have a nice dinner at home! Last week, for example, we ordered a delicious gyro meal from the Greek restaurant in the village, including baguette, salad and Chips (and our own wine, of course 😉 . You can also cook it yourself! Go for spanakopita or a delicious moussaka. Kali Orexi!

Here they are! Our tips for bringing Karpathos into your home. Want to enjoy the Karpathos travel video even more? Check out our Karpathos travel video from last year. For now take care and hope to see you all soon on Karpathos!

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