Arrival on Samos and on to Agathonisi

I’ve just embarked upon this year’s solo Greek Island Hopping trip - or as my family are calling it Grandma Stephanie’s midlife crisis holiday.  It’s true – I will be 60 this year and my plan was to travel in September with my family and make a big family holiday of it.  Organising my family … Continue reading Arrival on Samos and on to Agathonisi

Kastellorizo Gallery July 2016

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

Travelling Around Greece on a Budget – How to Live Frugally!

I never plan my trips too far in advance.  Often they are spur of the moment decisions (driven by depressingly grey UK weather) or the opportunity to take advantage of a cheap flight.  My last trip to Crete and onward around the Dodecanese was neither of these.  The summer of 2018 was probably one of … Continue reading Travelling Around Greece on a Budget – How to Live Frugally!

Blast From the Past – Chance Encounters on Tilos – July 2001

17 years ago, my partner and I kept a travel journal during our trip around the Dodecanese.  This was back in the day when a travel journal meant a notebook and pen rather than a piece of tech.  Each day we took turns to write a summary of our travel experiences. This particular trip took … Continue reading Blast From the Past – Chance Encounters on Tilos – July 2001

Back on Rhodes and the end of the Trip

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

A Lazy Last Day on Chalki – Kania Beach

My time here has gone so quickly.  I have a ticket for the Prevelis leaving at 18.20 this evening.  During my stay I haven't seen my host but I make a point of trying to find her this morning.  She doesn't speak English but I manage to communicate a question about checking out later in … Continue reading A Lazy Last Day on Chalki – Kania Beach

A trip to Alimnia (or Alimia) Island

When I arrived on Chalki one of the first things I did was to join the Chalki Visitors Facebook group. I had hoped to find out what I can see and do in my short 3 nights here. I’m so glad I did because one of the first posts I saw was promoting the day … Continue reading A trip to Alimnia (or Alimia) Island

Arrival on Chalki – the Island Reveals Itself

It is still pitch black when I disembark.  Just a handful of us departed from the ferry and about a dozen boarded.  It feels like the season will soon be drawing to an end. I thumbed the Atlantis apartments into Google maps and it was like Pigadia all over again!  Up what felt like hundreds … Continue reading Arrival on Chalki – the Island Reveals Itself

Back to Rhodes Town, Farewell to my Compadres and off to Chalki!

We arrive in Rhodes Old Town mid morning.  I am still in a bit of a dilemma regarding my next steps.  My compadres have flights to Manchester and London this evening and I have a ferry that leaves at 3.00am in the morning.  As much as I like to think I still have the staying … Continue reading Back to Rhodes Town, Farewell to my Compadres and off to Chalki!

Epta Piges, Ancient Kamiros and Butterfly Valley

Today is our last day and night staying in Pefkos before heading back to Rhodes town in the morning. My lovely tour guide friend Julie had given me some information on Rhodes and today we are going to drive North and inland to Epta Piges (Seven Springs). When we arrive it is hard to identify … Continue reading Epta Piges, Ancient Kamiros and Butterfly Valley

Lindos, Prasonisi and Monolithos

After a hearty buffet breakfast we head off to Lindos.  I had read that the village was beautiful and the Acropolis was spectacular. My first impressions weren't great.  It was heaving with tourists and looked a little grubby and run down.  It may be a case of it being a bit of a shock to … Continue reading Lindos, Prasonisi and Monolithos

Back to Rhodes and a Stay at Pefkos

It is a very early start to catch the Blue star back to Rhodes.  We reluctantly leave our little windmill before 5.00am to get our pre booked taxi down to the port. A small group of Brits are already there.  A kind gentleman brings us over two plastic chairs and tells us to make ourselves … Continue reading Back to Rhodes and a Stay at Pefkos