Athens

Travelling During Covid Times and the Good, Bad and Ugly of Athens

I’m not going to lie – I was very nervous about travelling during these strange times. Once I put on my big girl pants and pressed that book button there was no turning back. The paperwork isn’t so bad – as long as you approach it methodically. Book flightsBook first 2 accommodations for the PLF …

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Monemvasia – Up to the Kastro and Other Points of Interest

The weather was very pleasant during our stay.  We were very lucky as we had heard about the Saharan sand storms that had blown their way over to the Cyclades.  Apart from one overcast day we had beautiful spring sunshine and the temperatures of an English summer! We had planned to walk up to the …

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Arrival in Athens – Paying Homage to the Travel Man – 48 Hours in Athens!

Athens is the starting point for our next trip.  I’d usually have a day or two in Athens at the end of an island hopping trip because you know that feeling when you leave the islands?  Sometimes like a little bit of your heart has broken off?  Yes, and Athens is a good diversion from …

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A Bit About Greek Door Knockers!

For many years I’ve had an obsession with photographing doors and windows.  There is something really evocative about an old, ornate door that through it’s peeling layers of paint, shows the patina of time.  It’s not just about the external appearance, it’s the curiosity of what lies beyond, the lives that have been lived in …

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Farewell Poros and onto Aegina with a visit to Angistri (Agistri)

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 …

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Peloponnese Landscape and Arrival in Kardamyli

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 …

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