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  • Day280

    Greece cottage country

    June 4, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We started our exploration of Greece in a little seaside cottage, northwest of Athens. The town of Alyki looks like a retreat for the city folk. It boasts a tiny fishing harbour, an old castle on the hill and spectacular ocean views. We had a quiet stay here catching up on our schoolwork and just being on our own again.
    We met a cat on the second day there. She was meowing a lot and we found it cute at first but when she kept meowing through the night it got really annoying. The next day we realized that the cat lived there and we were allowed to feed her and she quieted down quickly after that! Geoff got out for a morning hike and we swam on the beach below us. The only downside I can think of was a complete and utter lack of tonic water for the afternoon cocktails.
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  • Day6

    Impromptu visit to Greece

    May 22, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We only had a short drive planned for today (83km to Kovachevitsa), so Nadya suggested a visit to Greece on the way!

    Melnik is only 20km from the Greek border, so we set our sights for Lake Kerkini, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, is considered to be one of the top European bird watching destinations, with about 300 bird species spotted.

    First stop after leaving Melnik was Rohzen Monastery, where we also went for a walk up the pinnacles, with a spectacular view over the whole area.

    The border crossing to Greece was full of trucks, but we only had to stop for a quick passport check and we were on our way.

    We didn't have any Euro with us, and Nadya only had 15 Euro after paying the border toll, so we knew lunch had to be cheap... and cheap it was! She spotted a mulberry tree in full fruit on the side of the road, so we stopped and picked enough to satisfy us all.

    We continued on to the lake and went for a short walk to do some birdwatching (and eat more mulberries from a tree in the waterfront, this time the white variety).

    We drove through a number of villages (and checked out the stork nests on the top of the power poles), before visiting another bay before beginning our journey back to Bulgaria.
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  • Day55

    Meteora Monasteries

    November 13, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Together with Thessaloniki I initially leave the coast and drive towards more rural areas of Greece. Once arrived in Kalambaka, I do several hikes around the Meteora Monasteries. Located on isolated, up to 300 meter high sandstone cliffs, the atmosphere appears even more mystical and authentic since it's raining and cloudy occasionally. On the trail I get to know two climbers, who support me with instructions to finally make it to the top of the rock right in between Agia Triada and Agios Stefanos.Read more

  • Day130

    Take 2

    February 13 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    So back to Greece last night, desperately looking for a place to print, in a small town during national lockdown 😵
    Luckily, this morning we found a lovely guy who printed and also gave me a present 🤣 he loved us for some reason and handed me a pen saying "This is a gift from us to you, it's the perfect pen! "
    I have to say, I've tried it out and it IS pretty darn perfect!
    Also managed to pick up a few last greek things before driving the empty motorway back to this time, successfully be allowed into Bulgaria.
    Everyone sounds like Borat, it's incredibly cold, and it seems nice and relaxed once you pass the border 😅
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  • Day128

    PCR's done

    February 11 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Bit of a frantic evening due to being in the wrong testing centre at the right time... But we managed to get tested still, and all being well, will still be crossing the border before the blizzard arrives 🥴
    All the Greek people who helped us were so so lovely, definitely one of our favourite nations to chat to... Shame the language is so much harder than Italian to learn 😂
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  • Day281

    Visiting the Earth's belly button

    June 5, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Apparently, Zeus (Greek god of the sky) released 2 eagles from different ends of the earth, and they met in Delphi - thereby establishing it as the centre or “navel” of the World. It is also home to the famous Oracle of Pythia - consulted for millennia by kings, heroes, and tourists... there’s not much left to look at, but standing in the shadow of Mount Parnassus, you can certainly see why it inspired awe and worship!Read more

  • Day285

    Sailing the ocean blue...

    June 9, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We have finally been joined in Athens by cousin Arlo, Uncle Doug, and Aunt Netami - whoot whoot! For our last hurrah before we head back home we have commandeered the sailing ship Blackjack (a 54ft Beneteau for those in the know about these things). The Greek gods are certainly smiling upon us as they have bestowed us with gorgeous sunny skies, ample wind for sailing and an awesome skipper named Joe. We had a super time visiting tiny island communities, fishing villages and gorgeous beaches.Read more

  • Day286

    Dolphins ho!

    June 10, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Captain Joe spotted some dolphins playing off the port side. We slowed down to watch them and they came over to visit us! We saw them swimming under the boat and leaping in front of our bow and sometimes they rolled on their side to take a look at us. The Aegean is an amazing place!Read more

  • Day150

    Milies - Sithenia

    September 25, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Reisekilometer 17.810 km
    Tageskilometer 84 km

    Das Unwetter letzte Nacht war schon nicht schlecht. Im Regen und Dunkeln kamen ganz unerwartet zwei Autos, eins mit Hänger.
    Die Männer, die ausstiegen, sahen so aus als wollten sie was abladen, haben es sich dann, offensichtlich anders überlegt und sind wieder weg gefahren. War bestimmt illegal, oder warum sollte man mitten in der Nacht bei Unwetter am Strand irgendwas abladen?
    Auf den Straßen waren heute immer wieder die Auswirkungen des Unwetters zu sehen, viele Auspülungen und kleinere Schlammlawinen.
    Gleich der erste Strand hat uns gefallen. Dort standen bereits zwei Wohnmobile, aber für uns war noch genug Platz.
    Das Wasser war super klar und wunderbar warm. Einziger kleiner Wermutstropfen: Dirk wurde von einem Fisch in die Wade gebissen.
    Immerhin, eine kleine Wunde von 2 mm Durchmesser. Verblutet ist er nicht gleich und giftig sind diese Fische laut Google auch nicht.
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  • Day20


    July 6, 2020 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    On laisse aux filles le soin de vous raconter en vidéo les premiers jours à Athènes....
    Tout va très bien.
    Malgré 37 degrés on a visité l'Acropole hier (avec seulement environ 40 personnes) . .on pouvait pas rater ça !Read more

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