A Weekend In Kalavryta (2011)

Kalavryta Square

(Photos from November 2011) This trip to Kalavryta, on 19th November 2011, was one of our first trips with our then 5-months-old baby daughter. Somehow the photos got lost in time and were never posted here on this blog. I remember that we needed more than three hours to get…

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Nafpaktos in Summer

(Photos from the summer of 2016) When our youngest son, Dimitris, was 4 months old, we were looking for a nice place near Athens to stay for a couple of weeks in the summer. We found a nice apartment with a small back yard in a garden, in Nafpaktos which…

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Three days in Pylos

(Photos from June 2015) Usually June is not so warm as it was in 2015, when we spent a long weekend in Pylos with some friends. We even had our first swim in that weekend, which was nice despite the sea being a little bit colder than I would like….

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The Abandoned Village of Apano Symi, Lasithi

(Photos from August 2018) In the summer of 2018, we went again to Crete for 2 weeks. One place we had never been to was the abandoned village of Apano Symi (literally translated as “Upper Symi”). We had frequently visited the adjacent Kato Symi (“Lower Symi”) just to have lunch…

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Feneos

(Photos from March 2019) Feneos is an area named after a small village, which inherited the name of ancient Pheneus. It is in the region of Corinth, on Mt. Ziria (known also as Kyllini). The best place to go in Feneos is the artificial Lake Doxa. It is very accessible…

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“We’ll always have Paris.”

(Photos from December 2015) What can anyone say about Paris? Everything you’ve seen and heard about how spectacular Paris is , is true. This trip to Paris was back in December 2015, when we were expecting our little boy. Just a month earlier , Paris had suffered the consequences of…

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Karpenisi : “Through bushes and through briars…” – but mainly oak and fir

On the last weekend of August we had a quick getaway from the city, to make amends for our ruined summer vacation. The weather was not what you would call optimal for a swim at the sea so we decided that we go to Karpenisi. Karpenisi is in a region…

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Skopelos, the Blue and Green of the Sporades

Here I am again, back home, pondering what possibly I could write that could accurately describe Skopelos. Well, the cliché “Blue and Green” is actually accurate for Skopelos. Apart from being probably the most forest-covered island of Greece –which was something extraordinary even after having visited Corfu and Ithaki— ,…

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A Trip Down the Memory Lane: Monemvasia and Bay of Geraki

A trip down the memory lane Picture this: A small truck is on a dirt road which goes around a small, narrow, fjord-like bay. As the sun sets behind the hills surrounding a saltmarsh at the edge of the bay, the truck follows the road around the marshes into a…

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In Kythnos for a christening…

I haven’t been in Kythnos for nearly 2 decades, so it was like visiting for the first time. I totally liked Dryopida -of which unfortunately I haven’t got any photos- and Hora, which reminded me a little of the Hora of Amorgos. Of course Kanala, where we stayed , is…

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