Dodecanese

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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