Month: May 2019

Leaving Mani for Kalamata – and Home

Well our three week trip around the Pelops has sadly nearly come to an end. I had always thought that places like Monemvasia and Vathia were inaccessible to me, not having the courage to drive in Greece, so this trip was partly a personal mission to show that it is possible to visit these amazing …

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The Bookseller, the Baker and the Pasta Maker!

Before I embarked on this trip, a friend of mind Carol shared a Youtube video that had been produced by the Greek Reporter about Areopolis.  With thanks to her, I felt it only fair that I should pay homage to the places featured in the video and so I set about on a mission to …

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Exploring Gythio – First Stop – The Dimitrios Shipwreck!

Gythio is small and can mostly be visited on foot but we decide to head over to Valtaki beach to visit the Dimitrios Shipwreck.  It is just 5 kilometres North East of Gythio though along a main road.  Because of this we walk to the square to pick up a taxi to take us there. …

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Leaving Elafonissos and on to Sparta

There is so much to love about Elafonissos.  A beautiful island but with wonderful people.  We have loved our stay at Kalomoira.  It was lovely coming in to see new treats left in our room every day – home baked biscuits and feta and mint muffins.  I highly recommend this place to stay – very …

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Last Day on Elafonissos – Greek MasterChef and Hospitality!

Elafonissos really is about the beaches.  The beaches and the friendly community that welcome you into their homes and taverna’s. Close to Kalomoira Apartments are a couple of really nice beaches that can be overshadowed by Simos and Lefki Beaches but they deserve the status of an excellent, white sand beach up there with the …

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The Star of the Show – Simos Beach!

Anyone who knows anything about Elafonissos knows that it is famous for its spectacular Simos Beach.  As a small island there isn’t any public transport but we are determined to walk the 6 kilometres to see it.  The signpost at the port will tell you that it is 4 kilometres – but it definitely isn’t!  …

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