For the Love of God Where Can I Buy Some Pegs! Leros – July 2001

Here is another Blast from the Past from July 2001 - a trip that took me to Rhodes, Kalymnos/Telendos, Bodrum, Leros, Nisyros and Tilos. My boyfriend at the time and I took turns in writing a diary entry and this is an excerpt from the Leros part of the trip. Apologies for the low quality … Continue reading For the Love of God Where Can I Buy Some Pegs! Leros – July 2001

Poros, the Octopus Man and Inspirational People – My First Greek Island Solo Trip! April 1993

I was a late starter when it came to visiting Greece. Having had my first child just days after my nineteenth birthday and then four children by the age of twenty five, travel wasn't on my list of priorities. Some years later I'd become a single parent (through choice) so life was hectic - and … Continue reading Poros, the Octopus Man and Inspirational People – My First Greek Island Solo Trip! April 1993

Last Days on Kalymnos and on to Mastichari – then Home.

My last few days on Kalymnos were very relaxed - no bus journey's or trips over to Telendos - just a couple of days spent chilling in and around Myrties. One day I walked to Melitsachas beach and then I had a little amble around Melitsachas Marina on the way back. The rest of the … Continue reading Last Days on Kalymnos and on to Mastichari – then Home.

Kalymnos Chora and Emporios by Bus

I knew from previous visits that the bus service is a perfectly adequate way to get around the island.  Apostolis had given me a print out of the bus timetable when I arrived at the hotel so I set off early one morning with this clutched in my hot little hand.  Here is the link … Continue reading Kalymnos Chora and Emporios by Bus

Back to the Little Island of Telendos

The man in the rock was calling me so how could I resist?  I awake early and head over to the jetty where the water taxi's depart for Telendos.  There was just me and another person waiting for the boat and in 10 minutes we were there.  My first impression upon arrival after so many … Continue reading Back to the Little Island of Telendos

Kalymnos – It’s Good to See You Again!

My arrival on Kalymnos brought me to my fifth week of this particular journey.  However, something strange was happening.  It crept up on me out of nowhere and  it wasn't something that I expected whilst doing the thing that I love in my beloved Greece.  Nonetheless, what I initially described as a bit of homesickness, … Continue reading Kalymnos – It’s Good to See You Again!

Early Morning Walk to the Leros Windmills

When I arrived on Leros a few days ago, the taxi had mistakenly taken me to Pandeli.  The upside of this was that I got a glimpse of the Leros windmills sitting majestically on top of the hill.  Today I'm going to refresh my memory of them from 18 years ago, so this morning I … Continue reading Early Morning Walk to the Leros Windmills

Over the Hill to Lakki

On my second day on Leros I decide to walk to Lakki.  Now I do remember Lakki because all those years ago we had to catch our ferry from there to our next destination and I remember it’s very distinctive Italianesque architecture.  The bus does go to Lakki but I still haven’t worked out where … Continue reading Over the Hill to Lakki

Farewell Arki and on to Leros

It is time to leave Arki.  My hosts Stami and Niko are still on Patmos so I arrange to pay for my room with Niko’s mama Georgia.  She phones Niko to translate.  I have 250€ in cash that I put aside as there is no cash machine on the island and no way to make … Continue reading Farewell Arki and on to Leros

Settling into the Rhythm of Arki

After my long walks across the island to Tiganakia Beach and beyond Limnari Beach, I feel it’s only right that I do what I set out to on Arki and that’s relax.  I’m not really a beach person – don’t get me wrong I do love a beautiful beach but I struggle to spend all … Continue reading Settling into the Rhythm of Arki

Arki – the Island that Broke my Shoes!

I arrive on Arki from Patmos on the Dodekanisos Pride or as I’ve come to call her – the Bouncy Bouncy.  The thing I love about the Dodek fleet is the way the crew help you on board with your luggage and have it all lined up for you when you disembark.  I know this … Continue reading Arki – the Island that Broke my Shoes!

A Flying Visit to Patmos – Door Knocker Paradise

It was late evening by the time I arrived at the Port of Patmos.  Unbeknown to me the hotel that I’m staying at has a transfer service.  I guess I’m not used to this kind of luxury and hoik my luggage to the hotel regardless. Elen greets a bedraggled and exhausted me at reception and … Continue reading A Flying Visit to Patmos – Door Knocker Paradise