I never plan my trips too far in advance. Often they are spur of the moment decisions (driven by depressingly grey UK weather) or the opportunity to take advantage of a cheap flight. My last trip to Crete and onward around the Dodecanese was neither of these. The summer of 2018 was probably one of … Continue reading Travelling Around Greece on a Budget – How to Live Frugally!
I arrived back in Rhodes Old Town from Chalki last night and fly home tomorrow night. How on earth am I going to wrench myself away? I'm staying at the Sylvia Hotel close to the port again - it wasn't far to fall from the ferry to a bed! For now I have one last … Continue reading Back on Rhodes and the end of the Trip
My time here has gone so quickly. I have a ticket for the Prevelis leaving at 18.20 this evening. During my stay I haven't seen my host but I make a point of trying to find her this morning. She doesn't speak English but I manage to communicate a question about checking out later in … Continue reading A Lazy Last Day on Chalki – Kania Beach
I was so taken by the magnificent sunrise when I first arrived on Chalki that I set my alarm at 5.00am to make sure I catch it again today. There isn't as much definition in the sky as the storms over Rhodes have moved on. Nonetheless - it is still stunningly beautiful. I set up … Continue reading Ftenagia Beach and a Sunset Trip to the Castle and Monastery
When I arrived on Chalki one of the first things I did was to join the Chalki Visitors Facebook group. I had hoped to find out what I can see and do in my short 3 nights here. I’m so glad I did because one of the first posts I saw was promoting the day … Continue reading A trip to Alimnia (or Alimia) Island
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 … Continue reading Arrival on Chalki – the Island Reveals Itself
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 … Continue reading Back to Rhodes Town, Farewell to my Compadres and off to Chalki!
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 … Continue reading Epta Piges, Ancient Kamiros and Butterfly Valley
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 … Continue reading Lindos, Prasonisi and Monolithos
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 … Continue reading Back to Rhodes and a Stay at Pefkos
Our 5 days have gone so quickly. Today we are going to take it easy and spend a bit more time in Gialos but first we enjoy breakfast on the terrace of our beautiful windmill. Mr and Mrs Stavros have been wonderful hosts. Every now and again Mrs Stavros would bring us treats to the … Continue reading Last Day on Symi
Today is my birthday and we decide to take a boat to some of the beaches that we haven't yet had time to explore. Symi is turning into a 'bit' of a beach trip but with that said - the beaches are fabulous! Firstly I head down the Kali Strata - Peter about 10 minutes … Continue reading Birthday, Boats and Beaches!