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Bella Stories Everything happens for a reason 28 May, 2017

I want to take you for a walk through the streets of Benitses. Some of these streets are tiny and silent, others are wide and flooded with tourists in restaurants and pubs. There are also the deserted ones, which rarely see somebody walking along them….

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Bella Stories The Alchemist: How it all began 29 May, 2017

11th September 2001, London –  Everything is so perfect. I have my own flat in one of the biggest and most famous capital cities of Europe. I already have two degrees, I’m about to complete my MBA and if everything goes as planned I will…

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Bella Stories Breakfast at Bella Vista’s 24 Jul, 2017

One night, while I was surfing the Internet, spying on what the other hotels in Corfu were offering to their guests, I was so disappointed to see that many of them were advertising “Full English Breakfast” and “American Brunch”. I couldn’t help wondering why people…

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Bella Stories Benitses, a story of love and hate 07 Aug, 2017

The first things I noticed arriving in Benitses were the amazing colours of the sea and of the beautiful flowers blossoming everywhere. I’d never seen a rainbow of colours like that before. Even the houses were painted in warm shades, like brick red or the…

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Bella Stories The past fifteen years of my life (1/3) 08 Mar, 2019

Most people couldn’t understand why I left England and decided to move back to Greece, a country that was, and still is, going through many hardships. As powerful as words may be, sometimes they lack the power to convey the ocean of thoughts and feelings…

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Bella Stories The past fifteen years of my life (2/3) 15 Mar, 2019

Hello there! Welcome back. Where did we leave off? Ah, all right, I was telling you about how confident I was that things could and would only get better. Well, I honestly think that I might have lowered my guard too much, but even if…

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Bella Stories The past fifteen years of my life (3/3) 22 Mar, 2019

2015 started with many promising advanced bookings. The hotel was finally at its best; we had managed to establish a good reputation throughout the years, the rooms were renewed, properly equipped and decorated more than what is expected from a two star hotel and our…

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Bella Stories Staying afloat – A message from Anthea 09 Apr, 2020

I was asked the other day by a friend, an ex-intern, “How are you, and how’s Bella Vista doing during this crisis?” I still haven’t answered as I am trying to gather my feelings.  “ How am I ?” I’m afraid to answer—how can I…

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