Farewell Athens and Farewell Greek Islands

Luckily our flight is at midday so after breakfast we head straight off to the metro station at Monistiraki.  I don't like hanging around on the last day and like to just get home as fast as possible. We take the blue line which we thought would take us directly to the airport.  However, passengers … Continue reading Farewell Athens and Farewell Greek Islands

Athens in a Day!

The Acropolis opens at 8.00am.  Despite being a regular visitor to Greece it is nearly 20 years since I have been to Athens.  What I do remember is the massive queues to get into the Acropolis and the difficulty in getting photographs without hoards of tourists in the background.  No matter how exhausted we are … Continue reading Athens in a Day!

Arrival in Athens – and What a View!

The Speedrunner 3 is a high speed catamaran - the downside being that a small outside deck is only available to those in the first class salon.  However, it is very spacious and comfortable in economy  and I have a window seat and there is access to a small cafe for tea and pastries. Despite … Continue reading Arrival in Athens – and What a View!

Leaving the Islands for Athens

This morning we will catch the first bus from Pollonia to Adamas where we will catch the Speedrunner 3 to Athens. The packing is done and we take five minutes to have a cup of tea on the balcony.  If you want peace and tranquility than I really recommend Pollonia and I definitely recommend Pergola … Continue reading Leaving the Islands for Athens

A Day Trip to the Little Island of Kimolos

Today we are going to visit Kimolos - the tiny island just a short boat ride away from Milos.  We're going to catch the 10.30am ferry but get there a little earlier to eat some breakfast and to walk around the little harbour. At the port Peter engages in conversation with an elderly Greek lady. … Continue reading A Day Trip to the Little Island of Kimolos

Arrival at Pollonia and We Find a Little Bit of Egypt

We catch an early bus to Pollonia, eager to find a room for a couple of nights so that we can spend a bit of time relaxing before going to Athens.  I'm not overly concerned that we haven't been able to find rooms via the agents at the port - I will sleep on the … Continue reading Arrival at Pollonia and We Find a Little Bit of Egypt

The Stunning Lunar Landscape of Sarakiniko, Milos

We had only booked three nights at Giannis.  The room was already been allocated to someone else for tomorrow - we can move to a side room without a kitchen but I think this is the excuse we are looking for to move on from Adamas.  We had planned to go on to Serifos or … Continue reading The Stunning Lunar Landscape of Sarakiniko, Milos

Exploring Milos – Catacombs, Venus de Milo and Pollonia

When we arrived at the port of Adamas on the Seajet last night, there was plenty of choice regarding rooms - there were at least a dozen or so people were waiting with photographs of rooms for rent on the island.  Peter and I still hadn't decided where to stay but we had thought that … Continue reading Exploring Milos – Catacombs, Venus de Milo and Pollonia

Ano Meria Folegandros then on to Milos

Today we're leaving Folegandros for Milos however, the high speed cat doesn't leave until 19.10pm so we have a fully day on the island and today we're going to Ano Meria. We've already packed as we need to vacate the room by 12.00pm.  One last peek from the balcony before we go. Evgenia has allocated … Continue reading Ano Meria Folegandros then on to Milos

Up to Panagia Church and Down to Katergo Beach, Folegandros

The alarm clock wakes us up at 6.00am.  This morning we're going to walk up to Panagia Church that sits one kilometre up on the ridge above the chora.  We think that we may go to Ano Meria after breakfast at Molidiri.  First we are going to build up our appetite! If you turn right … Continue reading Up to Panagia Church and Down to Katergo Beach, Folegandros

Folegandros – Galifos Beach

Our first mission of the day is to discover one of Folegandros's beaches.  We've decided to get the bus to Agali and from there decide which beach to visit. We remember that today the bus stop has moved to down the hill instead of up the hill - still only 2 minutes walk from Evgenia. … Continue reading Folegandros – Galifos Beach

Farewell Antiparos – Hello Folegandros!

It is always sad leaving an island as is definitely the case today.  However, this feeling is offset in the knowledge that we are heading off to a brand new island - one that neither Peter or I have visited before. When we awake we throw our last few bits into our suitcases.  I decide … Continue reading Farewell Antiparos – Hello Folegandros!