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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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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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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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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