Rightieho! We are up and raring to kill this one day in Athens! Having been many times over the last thirty or so years I always try to see or do something different on each visit to Athens. Our main aim today is to go to the top of Mount Lycabettus and also visit the … Continue reading Athens in 27000 Steps and a Touch of Vertigo!
Leaving the islands is always full of mixed feelings. Disappointment in the knowledge that the trip is coming to an end and tinged with a bit of sadness (sometimes a lot of sadness). At the same time I always have a certain bit of excitement about arriving in Athens. I never tire of visiting this … Continue reading Back to Athens via Piraeus
I didn't feel sad leaving Poros as I knew I would be back. Because I am writing this three years after the event I know that I DO return to Poros just two months later. Anyhoo it is time to leave and head to Aegina. The Apollon Hellas appears from somewhere near Kimomeni's shoulder and … Continue reading Farewell Poros and onto Aegina with a visit to Angistri (Agistri)
We are up early today and have decided to walk to Faros which sits on the Western tip of Poros. It's a really nice walk - the spring temperatures are just perfect in the morning. We grab some pastries for breakfast and head off along the coastal road. We pass both Love Bay and Russian … Continue reading Further Explorations on Poros
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