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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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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The Hectic Vacation of 2012, Part Three

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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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