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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Fourni – Final Reflections and Practicalities

Fourni wasn’t what I expected.  I imagined it to be much more low key – maybe not as quiet as Agathonisi but from the moment I arrived on the chaotic ferry journey on the Nissos Chios it was clear that this is a lively island. Saying that, we’re not talking Santorini here –nor anything like …

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Thymena (Thymaina) Island

Across the straights from Fourni you will be able to see the small settlement on Thymena so close you feel like you can almost touch it.  You will see a cluster of whitewashed houses set ampitheatrically (becoming an overused word!) on the hillside with a small mountain looming above.  Thymena so called because of the …

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