Take a dive and explore the cool and breezy summer residence of Margarita Paros

The climate of Paros, has the summers warm but not too hot and winters are (usually) quite mild. That makes Paros a great place to stay all year round. In the summer, the sea breeze keeps Paros fairly cool.

The Margarita Studios are built with simple Cycladic materials to cover living necessities but they are considered to be unique in style.

Home grown in every way. A touch of luxury combined with a homely charm. The orientation of our accommodation is to the southeast so that the house benefits from the use of natural light and the walls have a thickness to ensure the desired temperature. For the same reason, the openings are small, while on the north side there was almost always an opening to cool our bedrooms in the summer with the breeze (meltemia) and to prevent the cold air from entering in the winter. Moreover, our whitewashed walls offered a clean appearance and a absorption of heat during the summer months.

Our number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our guests and team members, that’s why we have already started the service and disinfect of all our AC, who works to keep our spaces more cool.

During these unprecedented times, we remain a welcoming place to enjoy & relax at. We are looking forward to welcoming you and strive to provide no less than extraordinary guest experiences, even in these challenging times.

Discover us, Discover Margarita Paros and let the fresh air in

Why not get in touch? 

CONTACT MARGARITA STUDIOS

Margarita Studios
Naoussa – Abelas
Paros 84401
Cyclades
Greece

Τel.: 0030 22840 52362
Fax: 0030 22840 52365 
emailINFO@MARGARITASTUDIOS.COM

Paros remains coronavirus case free island

Today I was asking by BBC world service live radio about PAROS and how quickly i think Greece should end the lockdown, what my feelings are on the future for tourism and my business, what controls you think should be put in place when things do open up etc.

Here is my note :

«Hello there ,

I’m Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti and I’m coming from Greece , running “Margarita’ hotel, restaurant greek cooking activity on the island of Paros ,in the heart of Cyclades. Paros remains coronavirus case free island and Greece quickly advises to remain indoors. 

The result has been a remarkably low number of deaths

Just yesterday Greek government announced some relaxation of the restrictions in Greece with different phases . The lockdown rules have to be reviewed every week by the government.

With these travel districts it has been so difficult to arrange anything right now, but we have to keep the hope alive.

Travel will take place only under “specific new rules”

We are waiting this procedure rules for hotels, beaches, rules f pools, restaurants , for activities & so on 

Summer will be soon here but we have to adjust in a new reality 

Greece, could open to holidaymakers in July – later than usual but in time 

As a business we have to follow the rules and be ready to welcoming people in Greece again When the Time is Right.

The big bet is the safe entry and exit of our visitors

Till then …stay safe !

Yours sincerely

Stella

Skordalia

Cooking under quarantine a traditional Greek Potato and Garlic dip

Cooking under quarantine 🙂

My dear friends,

as I have already told you, till time comes and we ‘ll be able to meet and cook together, till we can taste and enjoy our greek cooking lessons and prepare some delicious dishes, please stay safe, stay home & try some of our greek traditional family recipes.

Few days before, we the Greeks, were celebrating, on the 25th of March, the Greek Independence Day & the traditional thing we usually eat is batter-fried salted  cod fish and skordalia, a mashed potato garlic dip made with olive oil.

Skordalia , skordo in greek means garlic.

So, if you love garlic, if you are vegetarian  or vegan, then you have to try this amazing traditional Greek skordalia recipe! 

It goes also very well with crispy fried slices of zucchinis or eggplants, or boiled vegetables like beetroots, too.

It’s so so simple to make it, with just a few everyday ingredients, that all of us have at home !

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large potatoes,
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup extra virgin oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoons wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. Place them in a large pot of salty water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender (about 10-15 minutes)
  2. Keep them hot, on the side. It is important to work with them while they’re hot.
  3. Get your hand mixer plugged in and ready. Place in, first  the slices of garlic, some olive oil and some drops of the vinegar and blend them until smooth. 
  4. Gently fold & add the hot potato around the garlic paste & blend them. Gradually & slowly add the olive oil until smooth and creamy. Repeat with the vinegar and seasoning to taste. The longer the skordalia sits, the more it will thicken. Served chilled or at room temperature.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Stella ❤

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large potatoes,
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup extra virgin oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoons wine vinegar

Instructionsundefined

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. Place them in a large pot of salty water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender (about 10-15 minutes)
  2. Keep them hot, on the side. It is important to work with them while they’re hot.
  3. Get your hand mixer plugged in and ready. Place in, first  the slices of garlic, some olive oil and some drops of the vinegar and blend them until smooth. 
  4. Gently fold & add the hot potato around the garlic paste & blend them, also. Gradually & slowly add the olive oil until smooth and creamy. Repeat with the vinegar and seasoning to taste. The longer the skordalia sits, the more it will thicken. Served chilled or at room temperature.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Stay home, stay strong and still keep in touch , continue to dream, get inspired and prepared to travel when the time will be the right one .

We’re waiting for you … whenever you can !
Yours sincerely,
Stella ❤undefined

Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti
margaritastudios.com

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H “Μαργαρίτα», το αρκουδάκι μας για το Make-A-Wish (Κάνε-Μια-Ευχή Ελλάδος)

Ειμαστε πολύ χαρούμενοι που για άλλη μια χρονιά, η επιχείρηση «Μαργαρίτα» στον Αμπελά της Πάρου, καταφέραμε και ενώσαμε τα χέρια με τους αγαπημένους επισκέπτες & φίλους μας και η ¨Μαργαρίτα» , το αρκουδάκι της αγάπης μας, να συνεισφέρει στους σκοπούς του «Make-A-Wish (Κάνε-Μια-Ευχή Ελλάδος), το ποσό των 500,00 ευρώ.

Σας ευχαριστούμε που μαζί συνεχίζουμε να κάνουμε τη διαφορά στην κοινωνική ευθύνη !

Σας ευχόμαστε Υγεία ,Υγεία ,Υγεία !!!

Με εκτίμηση

Στέλλα Φυρογενη Αντιπαριώτη

Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti

http://www.margaritastudios.com

info@margaritastudios.com

Tel: 0030 2284052362

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Η νέα μας ευέλικτη ακυρωτική πολιτική Οur new flex cancellation policy

Η νέα μας ευέλικτη ακυρωτική πολιτική , Μαργαρίτα Αμπελάς Πάρος
Οur new flex cancellation policy, Margarita Ambelas Paros

Cooking under quarantine :-)

Hello there,

Hello my dear friends from all around the world.

It;s true, it s not an easy time for anyone, but we have to keep in mind that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

We have to stay strong, support each other and share love without having to physically interact with anyone.

That’s why I have decide, till our greek cooking lessons on the island of Paros be able to open its doors again, to share with all of you, from time to time, some of our family & traditional greek recipes.

Please, don’t be shy, if you have any question about the ingredients or the procedure, I’m here for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at stella@margaritastudios.com

Stay home, stay strong and still keep in touch , continue to dream, get inspired and prepared to travel when the time will be the right one .

We’re waiting for you … whenever you can !
Yours sincerely,
Stella
— 

Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti
margaritastudios.com

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«Psarosoupa»- Greek Style Fish Soup

Psarosoupa is a fish soup, a special dish with plenty of vitamins and very much loved by the Greeks and especially the islanders!

It is a Greek’s Fisherman’s Stew that is also called a «kakavia». Usually fishermen may assemble right on their boats, adding different kind of rocky fishes & veggies in fairly quick order as they cook in a round-bottomed pot with sea water.

So here you are ❤undefined

Ingredients for 2 persons

  • 3-4 medium carrots cut into even chunks
  • 1-2 red onion cut like a cross
  • 2 -4 medium sized potatoes cut into even chunks
  • 5-6 celery stalks
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 120 mls olive oil
  • 600g fish
  • 6 tsps rice
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Place the carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, stalks along with the water in a large pot over a medium high heat. Season with salt and allow the mixture to come to boil and then simmer it on a low heat for approx. 20mins until the carrots and potatoes are just tender.
  2. Pour the stock in a new pot and strain the veggies and place them on another pot .
  3. Place  back the juice of the veggies in the fire and put the fish and some more celery stalks and the olive oil . Check if it has been done when the fork finds the bone of the fish easily.
  4. Pour the fish juice in the pot of the veggies to take the taste of the fish
  5. Pour again this fishy juice in another pot add the rice and allow the soup to come to a boil.
  6. Simmer for 20-30 mins depending on how thick you prefer it, remove from the heat.
  7. Make an egg lemon sauce , agvolemono, seperate the white of the egg and make it with a fork ,add the yolk ,add the lemon juice and slowly warm it with some big spoons of the soup at the end add it at the soup and move slowly   are and add the lemon juice. Stir and remove from the heat.
  8. Place cooked veggies and fish pieces on a plate, the soup in individual bowls and serve immediately garnished with some extra olive oil, lemon salt & pepper.
  9. Kali Orexi 🙂

Life is Suite

It's the Greek friend that everyone would love to have.

Margarita is not just a hotel

It's the Greek friend that everyone would love to have.

Stratos Antipariotis

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