A Walk to the Petra Reservoir and my last Day in Molyvos

A Walk to the Petra Reservoir and my last Day in Molyvos

Most mornings I will bump into my host Christos along the main road as he makes his way from home to Eleni Studios. This morning I’m pleased to tell him that I found the olive press. Although it wasn’t open I’d seen the machinery outside and also the beginnings of harvest piled up in sacks….

Commemorating Oxi Day and a Sunset Dinner in Molyvos

Commemorating Oxi Day and a Sunset Dinner in Molyvos

Today is the 28th October which makes today in Greece, Oxi Day. Oxi Day commemorates a particular moment in history when Greece stood up to the tyranny of the Axis armies. In 1940 in the midst of World War 2, the Italian army were on the borders of Albania hoping to plough there way through…

Molyvos – Kastro, Village and Beach

Molyvos – Kastro, Village and Beach

I am woken this morning with the sun streaming in through the lightweight curtains. The temperature had definitely dropped last night and I had to bring out the extra blanket. Last night wasn’t the best nights sleep due to the sprung mattress. Honestly once you’ve ‘gone memory foam’ nothing else will ever compare! A comfortable…

A Drunken Night at Fat Jimmy’s and a Sunday Hangover Walk

A Drunken Night at Fat Jimmy’s and a Sunday Hangover Walk

So off to Fat Jimmy’s I go. A nice traditional taverna down by the marina just a short walk from Hotel Lesvion. No matter how many years I’ve been travelling to Greece I’ve never got into the swing of eating late. I arrive at Fat Jimmy’s taverna shortly after 7pm. It’s already dark, it’s a…

Exploring Mytiline – Archaeological Museum and Kastro

Exploring Mytiline – Archaeological Museum and Kastro

After another stupendous breakfast at Hotel Lesvion, I turn my attention to more practical things. I’m conscious that I have just 4 nights booked here in Mytiline and have no plans beyond this, not even a flight home. Although I was just getting into the swing of the nomadic life style I appreciate that I…

A Visit to Agiasos on the Slopes of Mount Olympus.

A Visit to Agiasos on the Slopes of Mount Olympus.

Despite the exhaustion from the early morning start the previous day, I’m up with the larks. I’m really looking forward to the inclusive breakfast that Hotel Lesvion offers. The first of the trip! Firstly I must say that the mattress at Hotel Lesvion gets a 9 out of 10! It is twin beds pushed together…

Arrival on Lesvos and an Impromptu Trip to Kalloni and Skala Kalloni

Arrival on Lesvos and an Impromptu Trip to Kalloni and Skala Kalloni

The three hour journey to Lesvos was very pleasant – despite being at an ungodly hour. The morning air was quite chilly so I sat in the comfort of the lounge. I tried to get my Seasmiles membership card printed from the onboard terminal but it wasn’t having any of it. Anyway the early morning…