Arrival at Gythio

From Sparta the bus journey take about one and half hours to Gythio and it's a really pleasant journey.  The bus station at Gythio is just on the edge of the town and it's about a 15 - 20 minute walk to our hotel.  The distance isn't far but typically the pavements have been built … Continue reading Arrival at Gythio

Greek Travels of a Different Kind – Volunteering With a Refugee Charity in Patras

After my last trip to Greece in April (a wonderful 18 day trip around the Peloponnese) I returned home and on my first day back into work, I handed in my letter of resignation.  I hadn’t been happy in my corporate job for a long time and to go from one end of the happiness … Continue reading Greek Travels of a Different Kind – Volunteering With a Refugee Charity in Patras

Further Explorations on Poros

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

Poros – First Time Back in 24 Years!

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!

Epidaurus and then on to Poros – and a Strange Coincidence!

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!

A Whirlwind Tour of Nafplio, Tiryns and Drepano – and a Chance Encounter!

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!

Leaving Tyros and on to Nafplio

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