Here is another Blast from the Past from July 2001 - a trip that took me to Rhodes, Kalymnos/Telendos, Bodrum, Leros, Nisyros and Tilos. My boyfriend at the time and I took turns in writing a diary entry and this is an excerpt from the Leros part of the trip. Apologies for the low quality … Continue reading For the Love of God Where Can I Buy Some Pegs! Leros – July 2001
I knew from previous visits that the bus service is a perfectly adequate way to get around the island. Apostolis had given me a print out of the bus timetable when I arrived at the hotel so I set off early one morning with this clutched in my hot little hand. Here is the link … Continue reading Kalymnos Chora and Emporios by Bus
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 … Continue reading A Flying Visit to Patmos – Door Knocker Paradise
In 2016 we had a wonderful holiday in Dalyan, Turkey. Part of the trip included a 4 day stay in little Kastellorizo that is so out of the way, I had never managed to make it before. We caught a taxi from Dalyan to Kas, where we went to the little tourist office near the … Continue reading Kastellorizo Gallery July 2016
As I fling open the shutters to our balcony this morning I am stunned to see a cruise liner docked into port. It must have silently crept in during the night or early this morning. I don't know why I am so surprised - the quayside is large enough for vessels of this size and … Continue reading Last Day in Gythio
Gythio is small and can mostly be visited on foot but we decide to head over to Valtaki beach to visit the Dimitrios Shipwreck. It is just 5 kilometres North East of Gythio though along a main road. Because of this we walk to the square to pick up a taxi to take us there. … Continue reading Exploring Gythio – First Stop – The Dimitrios Shipwreck!
Despite my horrendous experience on the road to the cave of Agia Sofia yesterday, I feel surprisingly optomistic about today's adventures. I'd asked the staff at Manolis Taverna what the roads were like on the North side of the island and was told that they were pretty good. I felt sure that I wasn't going … Continue reading Day 2 of our Car Hire Challenge – Amir Ali Springs, Pharos and More!
Well I woke up this morning still in a bit of a quandary about what to do about hiring a car. Although I was still petrified at the thought of driving a car where everything is the other way around, more than anything I wanted to get out and about to see this beautiful island. … Continue reading Losing My Virginity on Kythira (Driving in Greece for the First Time!)
I arrived back in Rhodes Old Town from Chalki last night and fly home tomorrow night. How on earth am I going to wrench myself away? I'm staying at the Sylvia Hotel close to the port again - it wasn't far to fall from the ferry to a bed! For now I have one last … Continue reading Back on Rhodes and the end of the Trip
I was so taken by the magnificent sunrise when I first arrived on Chalki that I set my alarm at 5.00am to make sure I catch it again today. There isn't as much definition in the sky as the storms over Rhodes have moved on. Nonetheless - it is still stunningly beautiful. I set up … Continue reading Ftenagia Beach and a Sunset Trip to the Castle and Monastery
Today is my birthday and we decide to take a boat to some of the beaches that we haven't yet had time to explore. Symi is turning into a 'bit' of a beach trip but with that said - the beaches are fabulous! Firstly I head down the Kali Strata - Peter about 10 minutes … Continue reading Birthday, Boats and Beaches!
Today we decide to hire a car. Although my trips are usually wholly reliant on public transport it is great to be travelling with a member of the family who is brave enough to drive in Greece and has got that whole driving on the other side of the road thing down to a fine … Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour of Symi