Lipsi – The Day We Hired a Car.  Exploring Some of Lipsi’s Beaches. (Not All Goes to Plan!)

Lipsi – The Day We Hired a Car. Exploring Some of Lipsi’s Beaches. (Not All Goes to Plan!)

The heat continued to hover around the 40 degree mark and I was getting ‘beach fever’ at not being able to stray very far. Don’t get me wrong, there are better predicaments to be in but I’m just not very good at laying on a beach all day. Although Lipsi is small and most places…

Arrival on Kos and Stavros Misbehaves!

Arrival on Kos and Stavros Misbehaves!

Our flight from Manchester to Kos was rather non-eventful, albeit slightly delayed due to air traffic control issues – whatever that may mean. Well, I say non-eventful. Just as Peter and I arrived at the front of the Speedy Boarding queue, Stavros my obstreperous gallbladder, (who had been very well-behaved of late), decided to throw…

Dodecanese Bound and a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Dodecanese Bound and a Stroll Down Memory Lane

So begins my next Greek Oddity.  This isn’t going to be an exploration of off-the-beaten-track islands or crazy itineraries dashing from one region of Greece to another.  This trip is all about revisiting some islands from the past.  A very tame and short affair  – just two weeks and one where I am delighted to…

Following in the Footsteps of Monty Don Part 1 – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

Following in the Footsteps of Monty Don Part 1 – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

Most keen gardeners, especially if you live in the UK will know of Monty Don. He is a regular fixture on our TVs, where every Friday evening he makes us all green with envy as he potters around his beautiful garden at Longmeadow. He has also made some fantastic programmes about gardens across the globe…

Athens Day 2 Continued- Protests, Culture and a bit of Psiri

Athens Day 2 Continued- Protests, Culture and a bit of Psiri

After cooling myself off in the shade of the National Gardens (Evzones have that effect on me!), the next phase of my Athens explorations commence. As I walk through the gardens absorbing the calm and tranquillity, I can hear the sounds of chanting. I know already that a protest march is scheduled for today so…

Athens Day 2 – A Little Bit of Evzones Action – The Grand Parade!

Athens Day 2 – A Little Bit of Evzones Action – The Grand Parade!

Today is a day for action. Let’s face it, you don’t come to Athens to lounge around do you? I had to cut a day from my Nafplio stay so that I could be in Athens for the Grand Changing of the Guard and parade from the barracks. This takes place every Sunday at 11am…