Navigating Thirassia – Step 1 – 270 of them!

Navigating Thirassia – Step 1 – 270 of them!

After a good night’s sleep, I feel ready for action – the single bed that reminds of my childhood days is surprisingly comfortable. Babis has given me clear instructions on how to navigate the island. Most of the villages on the upper plateau can be accessed on foot, however, this morning I’ve hauled on my…

The First Cemetery of Athens

The First Cemetery of Athens

Considering that I’ve been hit with the full force of a virus, I’m certainly packing it in today. After the walking tour – Athens City of Rebellion I wanted to see once last thing before I return home tomorrow. The First Cemetery of Athens. Maelle had suggested that I catch public transport as it is…

A Walking Tour in Athens – History of Rebellion

A Walking Tour in Athens – History of Rebellion

Three days in Athens at the end of a hectic itinerary is always the icing on the cake, in fact for me, it has become a ritual. Whilst here I always try to do or see something new. I’d seen a walking tour advertised called Athens, a History of Rebellion which really piqued my interest….

OXI Day in Athens

OXI Day in Athens

Today is Oxi Day, celebrated in Greece every year on the 28th October. It commemorates the day when the Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected an ultimatum given by the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II. (Written about in much more detail during my stay in Lesvos in 2022) https://agreekoddity.com/commemorating-oxi-day-and-a-sunset-dinner-in-molyvos/ A big military…

Leaving Alexandroupolis and Back to Athens

Leaving Alexandroupolis and Back to Athens

My proposed trip to the Evros Delta was a washout. I received a call from the organiser in the morning to say that storms had been forecast so the boat trip would not run. Of course, I was disappointed but I was able to retrieve some of the time at the History Museum of Alexandroupolis….

Soufli – It’s all about the Silk!

Soufli – It’s all about the Silk!

Today I had in mind to visit the town of Didymoteicho, North East of Alexandroupolis. T, the teacher that I had met on Samothrace had told me about her home town and its castle so I thought that it would be an interesting place to visit. Marianna told me that Soufli, known for its silk…

Leaving Samothrace and on to Alexandroupolis

Leaving Samothrace and on to Alexandroupolis

I know I say this every time I leave a place but on this occasion, I have most definitely only scratched the surface of what Samothrace has to offer. I make a mental note to return one day and explore a little deeper. I’ve yet to explore the hiking trails on the Fengari peak. I…

Samothrace –  The Villages of Profitis Ilias and Lakoma

Samothrace – The Villages of Profitis Ilias and Lakoma

This is my last day on Samothrace. Six days have just whizzed by and I still feel as though there is so much more to discover about this island. Sometimes this is the case. You have to accept it and make a plan to come back. The bus timetable shows that on alternate weekdays, a…