Vero and I got introduced through our mutual friend Adela, who referred me as photographer for Vero’s wedding… but that’s another story. Vero is co-owner of Caveland, a peacefully located heaven in Karterados. Whenever on Santorini I love to stay there. The loving attention she and her husband Kostas put in their relaxing place is present in every nook. Vero teaches Yoga on one of the rooftop terraces of Caveland and offers Yoga Retreats. And she is a loving mum to son Sebastian and daughter Malvina. Doing Yoga early in the morning on the sunlit rooftop, accompanied by the sounds of a slowly wakening island. For me there is no better start to the day.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.
I am Veronika, I am 32 and I was born in Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia). I live in Santorini with my husband who is Greek and my 2 kids Sebastian and Malvina.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB?
I am a yoga teacher and I offer yoga retreats, public and private classes, prenatal and baby/kids yoga. I also run a hostel called Caveland, I manage it together with my husband.
WHERE ARE YOU LIVING?
I live in Santorini in a village called Vothonas. The village is situated in the center of the island, hidden in a small gorge. It is one of the few places in Santorini that aren’t spoilt by tourism.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE SANTORINI TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN?
Santorini is the place depicted on all the photos from Greece. Whitewashed houses, blue domed churches, black-sand beaches and an amazing sunset.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
In Santorini I love to wake up into a blue sky and sunshine. I love my little family and to spend time with them.
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM? A PASSION?
To have a house with a terrace with a sea-view and a big table with my family sitting at and enjoying a meal together.
AND WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO FOR DRINKS?
In the early evening it is nice to watch the sunset from Franco’s Bar in Fira town, they play classical music. Later on the best places to go are Kira Thira which is a jazz bar in Fira town. This place is open all year long and has a DJ playing very good music. During summer it is nice to hang out at Tango which is a summer music bar with a volcano view.
WHERE DO YOU GO IF YOU FEEL LIKE DANCING WITH FRIENDS?
Tropical bar in Fira.
PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY?
Breakfast or brunch with the family (preferably eggs and pancakes), day at the beach, lunch by the sea, afternoon nap and an evening walk in Fira town with sunset drinks at Franco’s.