Hi! I am Athina Ketting, the owner/ founder/blogger of Travelbyheart.nl. Together with my boyfriend live in Wateringen (The Netherlands). I have seen too many series on Netflix (is there such a thing?) And preferably to go 2x 6 months on vacation. I prefer to do as little as possible on holiday. Just good food and swimming in the sea is my type of holiday. But a bit of sportsmanship such as windsurfing, yoga or a nice walk, should not be missed!


In 2004 I went to the Greek island of Karpathos for the first time together with my parents. They immediately fell in love and bought a second home on the island. Since then we went to this island 6 weeks a year. When I got older I started to understand the love that my parents have for the island and when Vincent first went along in 2012, the island stole his heart too.


Lux View Villas Karpathos Greece

Vreemde bagage

Karpathos Diakoftis


All these years I found it very unfortunate that there was little information on the internet about Karpathos and if it is there, It is mostly very commercial. That is why I started my own travel blog about Karpathos in 2016. An online platform full of information about Karpathos but with a nice personal touch! On my blog I write about the hotspots of Karpathos, the most beautiful beaches, the best places to snorkel and I give you some practical information about car rental on Karpathos and booking your airplane tickets to Karpathos.


Besides information about Karpathos, you will also find many personal stories. For example, Vincent and I bought our own home in Karpathos at the end of 2017 and we don’t exclude any wedding plans on Karpathos or emigration for the future 😉


….  And I also write about other Greek places, you will find every now and then and cool review about a (travel) product on my blog and I always make a beautiful photo diary of every trip I make.


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Athina & Vincent
Westland, NL

Γεια σας (hallo)! Wij zijn Athina & Vincent en welkom op onze blog! Travel by heart is dé plek voor liefhebbers van Griekenland (met nadruk op het eiland Karpathos) en adventure seekers. Een paar jaar geleden werden wij verliefd op het Griekse eiland Karpathos en eind 2017 stapten wij uit de welbekende comfortzone en joegen we onze droom na: we kochten een huis op dit prachtige eiland! Op travelbyheart.nl vertellen wij je alles over deze prachtige plek, nemen we je mee op ons avontuur en willen we je inspireren om ook jouw hart te volgen. Enjoy!

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