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
For our last day today we went back to Dessimi/Δεσίμι, the beach we enjoyed on Dad’s birthday last week.
Unlike the larger boats which run trips from Nydri, the M/S Christina takes just 55 passengers, and each passenger has a sunbed for relaxing. You are journeying in comfort and style!
This morning we drove to the Dimossari Waterfalls/Kαταρράκτες Δημοσάρη near Nydri/Νυδρί. If you look at the scenery around Lefkada, you’ll notice it is very green when compared to other Greek islands – some of which are very barren. The reason…
This is the beach we came to on the bus a couple of weeks ago but today there was less wind so it was swimmable. Before our swim however we walked along the beach to see what we could find.… Continue reading
After swimming a couple of times in the Ionian’s turquoise waters we went for a walk along the road. The beach is actually quite long so there are several places you can go to get away from people if you… Continue reading
The centre of the village is entirely pedestrianised. The bus dropped us by the main road close to the barrier. We wandered down the main street, past all the tavernas, bars and cafés. At the bottom we found the main… Continue reading
Dessimi/Δεσίμη was our chosen beach for the day, just a short drive towards the South. The beach has a couple of trees towards the back, lots of little boats and a café serving hot dogs, pita gyros and drinks just… Continue reading
This morning after breakfast we took the bus from Lygia in to Lefkada/Λευκάδα, the main town on the island near the bridge which connects the island to the mainland.