Skyros is neither Sporades, nor Cyclades (but still charming)

Following an impulse, after Kate had a lot of stress in her workplace, we found ourselves in Skyros for a few days. She organized our trip On the spur, in a day (ferry tickets and accommodation). We were thinking about going, but it was the fact that it was so…

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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 clich√© “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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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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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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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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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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