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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Mt. Parnassos

These photos are from a month back, when we went to Delphi, Polydroso and Eptalofo in Mt. Parnassos. Those places were not crowded yet, because there was -still- no snow in January!! We were invited to Polydroso by a good friend and colleague. We took advantage of the good weather,…

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Πωλείται όπως είναι επιπλωμένο

Είναι σαν να φεύγεις από το χωριό σου και να μην ξαναπατάς ποτέ. Περίεργο, έτσι;   Αυτές οι αναμνήσεις είναι τελικά το μόνο που θα μου μείνει από εκείνο το σπίτι στο Καστρί.   Ο πατέρας μου που έσκαβε με την αξίνα κι εγώ μετέφερα το χώμα με καροτσάκι για…

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Autumn in Pelion

Mt Pelion, near Portaria

Pelion was really nice this time of year. The colours were incredible. You really KNOW it’s autumn. We had a little “getaway” in Portaria, near Volos. Well, it was fun while it lasted: that is, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon… Now it’s back to everyday life. We thought those guys…

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Back to the roots

Back to the village of Riza in Crete for an XL vacation (‘riza’ is the greek word for ‘root’). Last time we were there we took pictures of the village, this time we have pictures of everything else! (See the album with its captions in Google Photos)

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Ithaki

Ithaki, Yidaki

When I think of near-tropical beaches with blue waters and forests pouring down to the seashore, always the Ionian Islands (the Eptanisa) come to mind. After all, I couldn’t be more biased about the beauty of the Ionian Islands: my mother comes from Corfu –Kerkyra. So we went to Ithaki…

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Embarrassment At Nymphs’ Cave

One of the places we went site-seeing in Ithaka was the Cave of The Nymphs. The official site of Ithaki Island, states that the cave has, according to the myth, “two entrances, one for mortals and one for the gods. It has marvellous stalactites and according to Homer, Odysseus hid…

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Weekend in Nafplio

Burji

A quick trip to Nafplio again. I think I’ll never get bored of this town. Just some photos of the 75 I took were decent, so here´s a small album… (See the album with its captions in Google Photos)  

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Ha!!! I DID IT!! (again)

I got this cool photo during a thunderstorm last Saturday… There’s nothing like 30000 A of electric current through the air, is there?

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