“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.​

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​On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.

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Elafonisos (Greek: Ελαφόνησος) is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 square kilometres. The population is between 300 and 350 during the winter but increases dramatically in the summer months. During July and August the number of tourist visitors reach over 3,000 per day (bringing with them some 1,600 cars). Many people visit the island for its light coloured, sandy beaches. Among the most well known of its beaches are Sarakiniko, Fragos (Simos) and Panagias Nissia, all filled with blue-green waters. The Main Inhabiting Families that run and manage the island are the Mentis, Psaromati, Barbarossa and Aronis families.Elafonisos is by far the largest inhabited island in the Peloponnese archipelago, and the only one that is a separate municipality. There are also some archaeological discoveries to explore on the island and in the surrounding water

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Monemvasia (Greek: Μονεμβασία) is a town and amunicipality in Laconia, Greece.The town is located on asmall island off the east coast of the Peloponnese.The island is linked to the mainland by a shortcauseway 200m in length. Itsarea consists mostly of a large plateau some100metres above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of apowerful medieval fortress.Thetown walls and many Byzantine churches remainfromthe medieval period. The seat of the municipality is the town Molaoi.The town's namederives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "singleentrance". ItsItalian form, Malvasia, gave its name to Malmsey wine. Monemvasia's nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock.

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