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Thank you for your visit, without YOU this would not be possible.

Well…. The 2016 season, it has come to an end

We closed the doors the last days of October, for the winter months, pleased to have given all our strength and hoping you’ve had great stay with memorable great moments, experiences and emotions.

Thank you for your visit, without YOU this would not be possible.

Thank you, for making the 2016 season so enjoyable and successful.

What makes us feel even more blessed than that we live in an amazing beautiful greek island, is the steady stream of lovely people we have been able to meet and host. It has been a genuine pleasure to welcome back our ever-growing number of repeater guests, and to meet for the first time those that we hope will become regular visitors in the future!

Margarita Studios really does seem to attract an exceptionally nice bunch of people.

Thank you for your kind and generous feedback and especially all those who have helped to spread the word about our small hotel, restaurant & greek cooking lessons on online review sites such as tripadvisor.  To read what others have said on tripadvisor, and to leave your own review if you haven’t done so already, please click here. We very much depend on personal recommendations, so we are genuinely grateful for all your support!

But above all ,we are more than  thankful and proud about our

2016 “Margarita” Teddy Bear Campaign that Proves a Success

Margarita Studios publicly announces, that the has already made a bank transfer of the amount of 860 euros that raised for the benefit of the AMEAI Centre at Naoussa of Paros,(a non-profit volunteer organisation) arkoudakia-dorea

Hope you’ll enjoy watching the following thankful video with some of our beloved guests, from all around the world, but also with some of the people of Paros, who generously donated “margarita’ teddy bears to our 2016 fundraising plan (CSR)for the children at AMEAI, of Naousa Paros Greece. THANK YOU !!!

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We are blessed and proud being in this magnificent corner of the world!

We love receiving your news, mails and photos,  also from our cute “Margarita’s” teddy bear that now they have a new home around the world, so please keep us update

We also announce that Margarita Studios are continuing joining hands with our guests, and for 2017 ,because we believe that together we will continue to make a difference.So more “Margarita” teddy bears are coming for a new charity !!! Be in touch !!!

Be sure that also this winter, we are already started preparing new things only for YOU, our beloved guests and we will continue working with renovations and to discover new culinary sensations.

Wishing you all a safe and lovely winter !

Looking forward to a wonderful and successful new summer season 2017 with lots of surprises for all you new and repeater guests!!!!

We just cannot wait to have you all back with us!!! 😍

With respect,

Stella ❤ & family of “ Margarita Studios”

http://www.margaritastudios.com

Ambelas Paros Greece

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«Margarita» ,our Teddy bear has just arrived in Lyon, France

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Hello people,

We are so pleased at this outpouring of support from many of our guests from all around the world ,this summer.

We are grateful to everyone at Margarita studios, for opening their hearts to the «Margarita’ our teddy bear in order to support the AMEAI, Centre for Kids & Adults with Special Needs and Abilities of Naoussa Paros. 

Even if you are not staying with us, you are more than welcome to visit our gift shop, buy a teddy bear and support our campaign.  

To buy a charity teddy bear, or for more information, please call +30 2284052362 or email  info@margaritastudios.com

Here are the news of one of our «Margarita’s» teddy bear ,that just arrived in Lyon of France and will stay in the waiting room of a special doctor for kids !

We are so so so happy 🙂

Yours ,

Stella ❤

Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti

Margarita Studios & Restaurant

http://www.margaritastudios.comCorporate Social Responsibility “Margarita”, THE TEDDY BEAR OF PAROS

 

«Hello Stella,

We hope everything is fine for You. As promissed this is a picture of Margarita in her New environment. You can see that she’s not alone and has new friends 😉
French kids are in school now so they will next week meet her. No doubt they will love her !
She is from greece she crossed seas to came here !!!

This is The waiting room for the patients : You see that animals are free welcomed !

We had a wonderful stay in your place and we have a lot of great souvenirs !

Bye bye

Valerie and Jean-Emile»

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Bringing Your Pets To Paros, Greece !

Do you want to bring your pet along with you when you travel?

IMG_2720Here, you’ll find some useful information to better plan how to bring along your furry friend to our beautiful island Paros,Greece.

If you are considering traveling to Greece with your pet, it’s important to begin planning way ahead of your intended time of travel. Proper planning will help better prepare you and your pet for the trip, lessen the stress on both of you and provide realistic expectations of international pet travel.

Suggest you contact the airline you plan on traveling with to ask about  papers ,rules …

Have a look also at the page of Embassy of United States in Athens  about Bringing Pets to Greece

Traveling by Ferry

The ferry journey is generally considered to be easier on pets. Most of the ferry companies provide reasonable facilities and kennels and will allow you to visit your pet during the journey.

Blue Star ferries  is one of the more commonly used companies for the journey between Piraeus and Paros. This journey takes around 3hrs and a half in total, but you will be permitted to take your pet for a walk on the deck, and visit it as often as you wish during this time. Please do note, however, that you will be expected to provide food and a water bowl.

Here you can find more information about PET ACCOMMODATION on board

“A limited number of Pet cabins are available on board. It is necessary to reserve these cabins in advance. Should these be fully booked, a small number of kennels are also available. For reasons of public hygiene, pets are not allowed in cabins (other than the specially designated pet cabins), bars, restaurants and the ship’s indoor public areas. When walking on the open deck, they are required to wear muzzle and be on a leash, accompanied by a guardian. Passengers traveling with a pet should hold updated health documents for their pet and are responsible for the pet’s care, safety and hygiene.

Special areas for the pets’ daily hygiene are available on board. Unaccompanied pets are not accepted for embarkation”

So, there’s no need to feel guilty for leaving your furry family member at home as our “Margarita Studios” family boutique style hotel & restaurant are PET FRIENDLY.

Margarita Studios features pet friendly accommodations and plenty of dog walking space, special water bowls, goodie bags or chew toys, dog walking arrangement. Leashes, pet waste bags, food bowls, water bowls, and emergency pet food are available upon request.

Margarita Studios is located in 4.000 sq m of gardens and grounds, which means there are plenty of walking opportunities for you and your dog, even if you do not want to leave the hotel. Although Margarita studios is very dog friendly, we politely ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times whilst in the hotel, you clean up after your pet and a carrier is recommended if you need to leave your pet alone in the guest room.

Here at Margarita Studios every guest, including those who bark, 🙂 will experience our exceptional service and a warm Greek welcome. If you need any advice on walks or places to take your pet, please just ask us and we ll be more than happy to help.

This fabulous pet friendly hotel is located in the area of Ambelas, in a small fishing village, just 3 kms from cosmopolitan Naoussa in the beautiful island of Paros and only 2 min walk to the seaside road, with its many beaches and attractions to take your dog.

Dogs love the coast. The Ambelas coast line is a prime walking area for your dog and the coastal paths and bridleways are very dog-friendly.

With so many interesting walks to enjoy within the surrounding Ambelas area, it seems a shame to leave your dog at home.

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We hope that you have many happy hours exploring the surroundings of our beautiful hotel.

Please Note. We always recommend that dog friendly breaks are booked direct with the hotel on 00302284052362 or email us info@margaritastudios.com, so that you are allocated a suitable room.

Hope to see you and your dogs soon!

Always at your disposal ,

Stella ❤

 

Loukoumades, Greek Classic Desert!

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Loukoumades (pronounced loo-koo-mah-thes) ,are the Greeks’ answer to donuts

«For those of you not familiar with loukoumades, they are the most heavenly fried donuts; served warm, drizzled with honey syrup and cinnamon, sometimes sprinkled with walnuts or toasted sesame. They are served throughout Greece, where the history of this donut can be traced back to the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. In the original Olympic Games the Greeks honored the Gods and the victors’ prize came in an edible form of «honey tokens,» golden fried balls of dough, covered in honey.» Post by                    Marisa Churchill

 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MIXTURE
  • 1 kg all-purpose flour
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 2 glasses of warm water
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon sugar
  • FOR COOKING
  • Approx 500 ml corn oil – for deep frying
  • FOR SERVING
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Greek Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large glass dissolve the yeast in the tepid water, along with the salt and the sugar .
  2. Use a large bowl, add in the flour and the dissolved yeast and mix with your hands, until the mixture become thick and foamy (a texture similar to that of a milkshake)
  3. Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour where it will rise.
  4. Put the 500 ml oil in a deep pan and heat. Make sure that the oil takes over only half of the pan’s depth.
  5. Turn the mixture in the bowl a few times with your hands.
  6. Take a handful of dough and, with your hand in a fist, squeeze until the dough comes out as a ball between your thumb and index finger. Using a tablespoon which you have dipped in a glass of cold water, scoop this ball and place in the deep pan to fry. Repeat this several times depending on the size of your pan but remember NOT to crowd the pan.
  7. Loukoumades will puff up and float to the surface. You then should turn them occasionally, until batter is a crisp, golden brown on all sides which takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Remove carefully with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat as many times as is needed.
  9. Place drained puffs on warm platter and keep warm.
  10. To serve individual portions, place 4 or 5 loukoumades on a plate drizzle honey over and dust generously with cinnamonp.

Summer 2016 is loading and this is your chance to enjoy hands-on Greek cooking classes in Greece, with Stella the most trusted gastronomic specialist on the island, while staying in Margarita Studios, an elegance boutique style hotel n the heart of Cyclades ,next of the cosmopolitan Naoussa of Paros, in Ambelas.

Cook in our well equipped kitchen with guests from all over the world. You will enjoy the meals you created together with your fellow cooks complimented with superb wine of Paros.
There is plenty of time to explore the area or just relax and enjoy your home away from home in a spectacular setting with new friends

Join us for one, two, or three fun mornings or evenings in the kitchen for a hands-on Greek cooking class concentrating on the foods and wines of this beautiful island.

Join us in the kitchen and see, smell & taste the real Greece with us!

Learn how to make your favourite Greek dish , like moussaka, stuffed tomatoes, dolmadakia or Rosemary/garlic/lemon roasted lamb or pork ,
fried zucchinis balls, tomato balls, tzatziki or spanakopita & baklava .

Get the Parian recipes, enjoy specialties with wine of Paros and impress your friends at home. It will make your vacation unforgettable!

Stella ❤

HARVESTING OUR OLIVE TREES.

Our guests have asked us in the summer many times, how olive oil is made in the winter. Yesterday dawned bright and clear in Paros, a perfect day for picking olives, so for two days we have harvested our olives together with family & friends.  With great pleasure, we produced again our high quality and tasty olive-oil, our “early harvest, cold pressed, extra virgin” olive oil.

Each year has a different olive produce, this year is not such a good year, but the final product is really good! You will taste our olive-oil, on the table for your next summer!

Some of our olive grove is around Margarita Studios in Ambelas and in the area of Marmara village, where we have 40 olive trees.

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Here is the story of our 2015 olive harvest with photographs:

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Our olives are just right for early harvesting: Half green, half purple..

 

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It is November dear guests! The month we harvest the blessed olives!

 

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Start picking the olives 🙂

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We take our olives to Daveronas olive press ,close by Naoussa, on the road to Santa Maria,is a very clean press where the olives are pressed with ultimate care

 

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And … happy end !!!

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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