Exciting news from Ambelas, Naoussa and our little corner of this beautiful island of Paros.
We are very happy to announce that after several months of hard work, dedication and a brilliant cooperation with the web development and online marketing company Naxtech finally its ready 🙂
My thanks go to Denis Kondopoulos, for the work he has put into it and to Annita Papazaxariou for the support in the texts, Stavros Niflis, Katia Kornilova and all our beloved guests for the fantastic photographs of Margarita’s life , with them the site would not stand out as it does.
Welcome to www.margaritastudios.com
We have worked hard to make the new site simple, modern and effective just like your experience will be here at the Margarita’s.
The main objective of this web page is to be a home for you whenever you need it.
Looking for unforgettable holidays?
Looking for a small Greek heaven?
Looking for that perfect place?
Look close, you will find it here! Discover Margarita Studios !
Our 17 bedroom house in Ambelas, Naoussa, Paros, owned and run by the Antipariotis –Fyrogeni family, is original, relaxed and sitting comfortably within its environment. It isn’t perfect! But it’s comfy, interesting and homely
A touch of luxury combined with a homely charm Margarita Studios : A Home grown in every way
We hope you enjoy reading our stories.
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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 email@example.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 🙂
Stella Fyrogeni Antiparioti
Margarita Studios & Restaurant
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 !
Valerie and Jean-Emile»
Brush up on your Paros expertise with these quick travel tips — all of which will help you make the most of your time here,of your Paros holidays.
1. Paros is situated in the centre of the Cyclades; it has 168km coastline, 25 km x 20km the island is located west of the Naxos Island, east of Antiparos and 91 n.m. SE from the port of Piraeus.
If you are island hopping, you can get directly to Paros from almost all the other Cycladic islands. You can get also even from places like Crete, Ikaria, Andros, Mykonos, Tinos or Rhodes and if there is not a direct boat, you get a connection from another island.
It is the third in size island of Cyclades and among the prettiest of them. It is a real island paradise filled with first-rate sandy beaches, bays, tiny churches, Byzantine monuments, photogenic whitewashed villages, cobblestone streets, sun-filled days, and vibrant nightlife adds to the charisma of this fun-loving island.
The island’s communications are fairly well developed offering to its inhabitants and its visitors all basic services: port, airport, marinas, civil services, banks, post offices, public transport and more.
2. No place on the island is more than 15 minutes from any other place
•Parikia-Naoussa 11 klm
•Parikia-Kostos 8 klm
•Parikia-Punda (for Antiparos) 10 klm
•Parikia-Ambelas 13.5 klm
By your car or by renting a car, (prices variety from 25 Euro & up per day, depending on model and season) or a motorbike (from 10 Euro & up), by bus or taxi you can easily stroll around. Free to discover the last corners of Paros. The roads on Paros are all pretty good.
We can arrange the rental and a car or a bike should be waiting for you in the port or the airport, so just follow the signs to Ambelas and Margarita Studios.
3. The weather is just perfect
Paros has a very mild climate, you can swim in the sea from beginning of April until end of November, so for basically, more than half a year. But, please don’t forget the sunscreen. Paros sees an average of 300+ days of sunshine every year.Visit us in April, May, September pr even October, when the island is at its greenest and you will have a beach to yourself. It’s a great place to consider for spring and autumn sun. Note that the hottest and busiest months are July and August, with temperatures in the mid-thirties, whilst earlier in the year during April, May and September temperatures are nudging the mid-twenties.
4. Paros Nature –flora and fauna
Paros, gives the impression of being dry, especially in summer months.
A closer look, however, reveals the particularly rich and interesting flora. The specific weather conditions allow the vegetation close to the shore, of an amazing variety of plants, wildflowers, myrtles, cedars and of therapeutic herbs.
Parian countryside is blooming wild flowers such as cyclamens, anemones, mandrakes, medicinal and aromatic herbs, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme.
The cultivation of cereals and grapes, olives, garden produce and fruit trees in terraces on the hillsides lends special beauty to the landscape since, from a distance; the ground appears to undulate in the Aegean Sea breeze.
More than 200 species of birds have been recorded on Paros.
We mainly come across seabirds, raptors, nocturnal and other. The Aegean area with its many islands, the rocky islands and the aquatic biotopes constitutes a “network” of valuable stop-over for the migrating birds.
Specifically in Paros, there are 11 small aquatic biotopes, in Santa Maria, in Kolimbithres, in Molos, In Golden Beach, in Aliki, in Campos, in the area of Pounda, at Livadi in Paroikia, in Antiparos and on the rocky island of Cavouras.
- It is worth one to visit the Wild Animals Care and Protection Association “Alkioni”, which is located in Kamares (internal road that connects Paroikia with Naoussa), where the hospital instrumentation is and to admire closely the praiseworthy effort of the volunteers and as many of the birds that are in condition, of course, to stand the human presence.
5. Paros beaches
Paros is noted for its countless soft-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. They suit to every taste, ranging from long and sandy to very small, popular and more isolated ones, featuring beach clubs, umbrellas and sun beds or offering unspoiled natural beauty.
Serviced beaches are usually long and shallow, always sandy, easily accessible by car and also public transport or small boats, with beach bar-restaurants, some quiet with chilling music, others more uplifting. At some places there are water sports schools with national and international championships in the summer. “Punda “, «Kolimbithres», «Monastiri «, Krios «, Parasporos”, Golden Beach, New Golden Beach, Santa Maria.
Less crowded beaches with a few umbrellas and trees for shade, and a couple of tavernas to dine. They may have fine or thicker sand, very shallow water, ideal for families with young children. Santa Maria”,”Ambelas”, Laggeri, Xifara, Molos, Kalogeros,Logaras, Drios, Marchello, Ag. Irini
More isolated beaches range in size. If you are in an adventurous mood, along Paros’ coastline searching for that special beach, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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
- 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
- In a large glass dissolve the yeast in the tepid water, along with the salt and the sugar .
- 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)
- Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour where it will rise.
- 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.
- Turn the mixture in the bowl a few times with your hands.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove carefully with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat as many times as is needed.
- Place drained puffs on warm platter and keep warm.
- 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!
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.
Here is the story of our 2015 olive harvest with photographs: