In Crete with baby Myrto

This summer was a bit special, because of the birth of our daughter Myrto. A friend of mine thought this would deter us from travelling and it did, but not for long. So we decided that this summer we go to Kathy’s home in Riza with the baby. As with all…

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No more excursions during a heatwave!

We wanted to get out of Athens, so we decided that we stay in Iria, because of the proximity to a beach, cheap accomodation and because we thought it would be easy to visit Nafplio. It turns out that the accomodation was not very good for a couple with a…

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Nafplio – 190 years after the Revolution

What do you know: in 2 weeks, we have visited 2 cities with names starting with “Nafp..”. Stranger stuff has happened though. Nafplio happened to be the first capital of the Greek state after the Revolution of 1821. We have been there before, many times, so there’s not much to…

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Nafpaktos in Spring

Nafpaktos is a town in the mainland of Greece, on the northern coast of the Corinthian Gulf, near the Rio-Antirrio Bridge. It was a major port during the rule of the Venetians, who had fortified the city strongly.For us it was not as much a historic experience, as it was…

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Amorgos – Six days in Blue

I suppose we are all familiar with Luc Besson’s 1998 flick “The Big Blue (Le Grande Bleu)” with Jean Reno and Jean-Marc Barr. Amorgos was, of course, one of the filming locations. Apart from this small piece of trivia, Amorgos is one of those islands in the Cyclades that used…

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Bonus Pic from Athens

Summertime in Thissio, near the train station. I really liked the relaxed atmosphere, so I took a photo with my phone… quality is far from perfect, but… you get the idea.

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Leros – If someone tells me again about that hospital…

I was clueless about Leros. I did not know anything, except perhaps the fact that the island is part of the Dodecanese, along with Rhodes, Kos, Patmos and other more well known islands. I did not even remember about the island’s infamous psychiatric hospital, which used to be in the…

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Patmos – Enjoy the Silence

As if Leros was not enough, we left for two days and went to Patmos. Patmos …What a strange place. It seems like all life revolves around the monastery in Hora: everything opens and closes according to the visiting hours of the monastery of St. John, which is located in…

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Analipsi: The sea, the sun and a wedding.

A weekend trip to Analipsi, near Iraklio in Crete, for the wedding of our friend Nikos with lots of everything – lots of drink (the wines were excelent), ridiculously enormous quantities of food, great fun at the wedding reception- provided by the best people on the island, Kostis, Efi, Eleni, Marianthi and of…

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Working in Zürich

Zurich

Photos from the working week in Zürich, 3 weeks ago…

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