Month: September 2018

Arrival on Chalki – the Island Reveals Itself

It is still pitch black when I disembark.  Just a handful of us departed from the ferry and about a dozen boarded.  It feels like the season will soon be drawing to an end. I thumbed the Atlantis apartments into Google maps and it was like Pigadia all over again!  Up what felt like hundreds …

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Back to Rhodes Town, Farewell to my Compadres and off to Chalki!

We arrive in Rhodes Old Town mid morning.  I am still in a bit of a dilemma regarding my next steps.  My compadres have flights to Manchester and London this evening and I have a ferry that leaves at 3.00am in the morning.  As much as I like to think I still have the staying …

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Epta Piges, Ancient Kamiros and Butterfly Valley

Today is our last day and night staying in Pefkos before heading back to Rhodes town in the morning. My lovely tour guide friend Julie had given me some information on Rhodes and today we are going to drive North and inland to Epta Piges (Seven Springs). When we arrive it is hard to identify …

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Lindos, Prasonisi and Monolithos

After a hearty buffet breakfast we head off to Lindos.  I had read that the village was beautiful and the Acropolis was spectacular. My first impressions weren’t great.  It was heaving with tourists and looked a little grubby and run down.  It may be a case of it being a bit of a shock to …

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Back to Rhodes and a Stay at Pefkos

It is a very early start to catch the Blue star back to Rhodes.  We reluctantly leave our little windmill before 5.00am to get our pre booked taxi down to the port. A small group of Brits are already there.  A kind gentleman brings us over two plastic chairs and tells us to make ourselves …

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Pedi Bay and a Coastal Walk

We slept wonderfully in our little windmill.  The bedroom on the mezzanine invites a perfect breeze through the small windows keeping it nice and cool.  We decide to eat breakfast in the Chora and find a little place called the Olive Tree Cafe.  It is run by two British ladies who take pride in using …

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Final Reflections and Farewell to Tilos

Retracing my steps on Tilos of 17 year ago has been long enough for me to see the island through fresh eyes yet short enough to evoke memories of my first trip.  It is one of the very few island that I have re-visited after many years that has actually changed significantly – on first …

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Playing Miss Marple – Trying to Find an old Friend

Today I decide to stay in Livadia whilst my compadres decide to hike up to one of the watchtowers on the hill above Livadia. My mission today is to try and find the little taverna that I visited with my partner 17 years ago.  The owner was certainly a character and I was keen to …

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