Shortly after saying our goodbye's to Magnus, the bus continues past the Psifta wetlands where we get a glipse of the lake full of pink flamingos. What a shame I didn't have my camera to hand but a magnificent sight all the same. We finally arrive at Galatas. We only have a short time to … Continue reading Poros – First Time Back in 24 Years!
We meet Magnus and breakfast again. We confirm plans to meet at the bus station the follow day to catch the bus to Galatas. Today we are visiting Epidaurus by bus. The Peloponnese really does have an excellent bus service and I hope that my series of posts demonstrates that you don't need to hire … Continue reading Epidaurus and then on to Poros – and a Strange Coincidence!
We slept well at the King Othon. When we came down for breakfast we were told that instead of breakfast in the courtyard, it would be served at their sister hotel the Victoria just a few buildings away. The Victoria was a more modern building but the buffet breakfast was top notch. As we ate … Continue reading A Whirlwind Tour of Nafplio, Tiryns and Drepano – and a Chance Encounter!
This post is published 3 years after the event so details are sketchy. Although my memory may falter, hopefully the photographs will compensate. Easter in Tyros was magnificent. A totally unique and exceptional experience. But now it is time to move on to Nafplio. In the middle of the two kilometre stretch of beach in … Continue reading Leaving Tyros and on to Nafplio
Whilst on my travels I've realised that it is important to know when to give up on trying to "blog on the go" and actually enjoying the experience. It really does take a lot of effort capturing your thoughts and feelings on some kind of digital medium and not to mention downloading and sorting through … Continue reading Exploring Tyros Village – and Christos Anesti!
This morning we woke at 7am. Everywhere is quiet and from our balcony all we can hear are the bird chirping, the chickens scratching away in the olive grove and the church bells. Katerina was up and sitting in the office where we wish her Kali Anastasi. When we had arrived back at Katerina's Studios … Continue reading Trying to Get to Tyros by Bus on Good Friday!
From the main street opposite the two supermarkets in Kardamyli, you will see a road sign for Kardamyli Old Town and today this is where we are going to explore. Ano Kardamyli or Upper Kardamyli is reached by a gradually inclining road that takes you through the rural countryside and the odd traditional house. It … Continue reading Exploring Kardamyli Old Town
Sotiris tells us this morning that he'd received a phone call from Elpida at the Patrick Leigh Fermor Project and we will be able to visit this evening at 4.30. In the meantime we walk back to the Old Town. Today it is open and we are able to purchase a ticket to go inside. … Continue reading Visiting Patrick Leigh Fermor’s House
Katerina knocked on our door this morning and presented us with two eggs from her chickens. They roam free in the olive grove below the studios . This is a perfect start to the day! Our next stop after Kardamyli is Tyros in Arcadia. We plan to leave on Good Friday and are unsure whether … Continue reading Exploring Kardamyli and Making Connections
Today we embark on the first leg of our trip across the Peloponnese where Kardamyli is our first stop. Kardamyli is another recommendation that came to me through the Matt Barrett Greek Travel Guide Facebook group. I had heard that Kardamyli is a very pretty and unspoilt village that is really worth the visit. Located … Continue reading Peloponnese Landscape and Arrival in Kardamyli
How fantastic to be back in Athens again albeit for one brief night. We had an afternoon flight from Manchester which meant that we arrived at the hotel in the early evening. We usually try to stay at Hotel Attalos - a great recommendation by Matt Barrett's Travel Guide. If you want to stay here … Continue reading Arrival at Athens and a Fantastic Acropolis View
I have a very good feeling about this trip and it has come at exactly the right time. The pressures of work are beginning to tell and I am desperate for sunshine, good food and all things 'Joi de vivre' that beautiful Greece will offer. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to observe the … Continue reading Preparations for a Trip to the Peloponnese