It seems a lifetime ago but only 4 months ago I was in Greece in the middle of winter. Continue reading
Ioannina, the capital of Greece’s Epirus region. So much has happened since I was there at the start of February! That was a great weekend. Continue reading
Galisass (Γαλησσάς), the small village on the Greek island of Syros in the Cyclades. I enjoy Syros so much that after first visiting in 2013 I have been back 3 more times in 2014 and 2015 – and in 2019… Continue reading
I’ve been inspired by Victoria Hislop’s current project on Twitter – She’s tweeting an A-Z of her favourite places in Greece. Many places I’ve been to, many I haven’t. Continue reading
My destination was the Εθνικό Πάρκο Πρεσπών (Prespa National Park). Tucked away near the borders of Albana and Northern Macedonia, the park is great for bird watching.
This morning I took the boat over from the city centre to Ioannina Island. It was actually quite busy which I wasn’t expecting; I can only imagine how busy it would be in the Summer.
The Meteora is the name of a rock formation in central Greece (in the Thessaly region) upon which a complex of monasteries were built. Of the original 24, there are now 6 which are open all year round. In the… Continue reading
I drove my own car to Greece last year but this holiday is the first time I’ve rented a car abroad (not counting Cyprus where they drive on the left) and driven in a car with the steering wheel on… Continue reading
You can picture me writing today’s blog update from the top deck (Deck 11) of Minoan Lines’ ship Cruise Olympia, sunbathing as we travel across the Adriatic Sea from Ηγουμενίτσα / Igoumenitsa to Venezia / Venice.
The change in the weather meant I had gone from 28 degrees, clear skies, Sunny in Glyfada; when I filled up with petrol in Athens I was greeted with a very cheerful: «Καλημέρα, καλή εβδομάδα, καλό καλοκαίρι» (Good morning/week/Summer) to… Continue reading