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  • Day21

    Cycle to Vonitsa

    April 14 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Nice day today so after John has applied another coat of paint to the inside of the old gas locker than he had cleaned a few days ago, I managed to persuade him that we should go for a bike ride. Not too many directional choices from here so we headed North past the end of the runway at Aktio Airport and were then going to decide whether to go left or right, Vonitsa or Agios Nickolas. I am secretly hoping that we can get to Vonitsa as not sure there is even a cafe in Nickolas.
    At the end of the runway we find the unfinished A52 motorway and are directed onto it for a short stretch before being turned off to the existing roads but as the motorway seems to be going in the right direction we decide to stay onboard as we were the only traffic and there were no work vehicles either.
    We have a beautifully smooth ride 11km to the Vonitsa turn off and a delicious lunch at one of the cafes before riding back along the lonely the motorway. Great day out.
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  • Day130

    Trip continues- at least for me- Greece

    May 8 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After surviving a 40 hour journey from the other side of the globe. Finally landed on holy land in Frankfurt. One german breakfast and a chat with friends, Lisa and I left for Darmstadt to stay with a friend of ours. Since my mum and grandmum are currently in Greece, I took the next flight and landed in Athens with my sister and moved on to our mothers village Evinochori in Mesolonghi.Read more

  • Day1138

    Aghios Athanassios

    May 19 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Vor traumhafter Kulisse radeln wir entlang der Küstenstraße, zwischenzeitlich etwas gebremst durch starken Gegenwind. Auf der Suche nach Gaskartuschen haben wir in einem kleinen, sehr wild sortierten Laden Glück. Im untersten Regal hinter dem Klopapier kramt die freundliche, ältere Dame des Ladens neben diversen verstaubten leeren auch eine einzige volle Kartusche hervor, hurra. Irgendwo in ihrem Sammelsurium finden sich auch Nudeln und "Fleischklopsdosen", von denen wir hoffen, dass sie trotz des Namens BELLO kein Hundefutter beinhalten. Verhungern werden wir also nicht, das Thema Wasser gehen wir leider etwas naiver an. Dass wir an einer Quelle einfach vorbeiradeln, bereuen wir spätestens, als wir mit fast leeren Trinkflaschen von der Küste in Richtung einsame Bergwelt abbiegen wollen. Wir wagen es trotzdem, werden notfalls auf das Kochen von Nudeln und Heißgetränken verzichten. Nach dem ersten Anstieg finden wir einen traumhaften Platz zum Zelten. Während Heiko sich dem Zeltaufbau widmet, stellt Claudia sich an die Straße, um eventuell vorbeikommende Autos mit der Bitte um Wasser anzuhalten. Die Mission gelingt, so dass wir doch noch eine warme Mahlzeit an diesem herrlichen Ort genießen (BELLO!?!) können. Schließlich kommt noch die erstmals mitreisende Drohne zu ihrem ersten Flug...Read more

  • Day12

    Hallo Griechenland

    May 21 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    In Patras ging es flott von der Fähre und die Stadt war im Gegensatz zu Ancona übersichtlich. Den CP bekamen wir von einer Familie empfohlen, die wir in Venedig kennengelernt haben. Die beiden haben auch die Option Griechenland in unsere Köpfe gebracht. Der Platz hat viele schattige Plätze und man kann direkt am Meer stehen. Das Restaurant haben wir auch schon getestet. Viel mehr Auswahl für uns als in "deutschen" griechischen Lokalen :-D
    Denke auf dem Platz bleiben wir ein paar Tage.
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  • Day1140

    Nafpaktos

    May 21 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Wir kommen heute recht spät aus den Federn, so dass es nach einem leckeren Frühstück auf unserer Hüttenterrasse, bestehend aus Obst und Joghurt, schon 11 Uhr ist, als wir auf den Rädern sitzen. Der Weg bietet erneut einige Steigungen, die nicht ganz zur heutigen körperlichen Verfassung von Claudia passen. So geht es eher langsam voran, wir machen lange Pause, freuen uns über Orangen am Wegesrand und über die spektakuläre Sicht auf die Rio-Andirrio-Brücke oder offiziell Charilaos-Trikoupis-Brücke, die über die Meerenge von Rio-Andirrio führt und den Eingang zum Golf von Korinth bildet. Der Blick auf die Brücke soll uns noch etwas länger erhalten bleiben, da wir zu dem Entschluss kommen, außerplanmäßig die Nacht in Nafpaktos zu verbringen. Wir nehmen uns ein Zimmer in einer sehr netten Pension und genießen den Abend in diesem sehr netten Ort: Strand, Drohnenfliegerei, (mäßig leckeres) Essen mit Blick auf die Hafeneinfahrt, wunderbares Abendlicht!Read more

  • Day13

    Der Regen folgt uns

    Yesterday in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Heute war ein verregneter Tag nachdem es gestern so schön war. Ab morgen soll es wieder besser werden. Wir haben ein wenig mit den anderen Familien am Platz uns ausgetauscht. Da ein anderer aus der ersten Reihe abgereist ist konnten wir den Platz ganz vorne ergattern.
    Sonst ist nicht viel passiert, ein wenig Sandburg bauen und am Strand spazieren.Read more

  • Day7

    The Last Day on the Yacht

    October 6, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Another great morning weather-wise, being lovely and warm with a deep blue sky, as you can see. Being the last day there was no briefing this morning because the aim was simply to sail back to the home port of Lefkada: be there by 5pm. Breakfast was just a short stroll from the yacht and was the first time there was a waiter whose understanding of English was definitely from the 'could do better' school of international languages. Basically, the problem seemed to be that whatever you asked for it had to be related to coffee or an omelette. 'Toast and Jam' turned onto 'omelette with ham', though everyone concurred they could see how that might happen. What wasn't clear, however, is how a fresh orange juice eventually arrived, but it did.

    On the way back to the boat Rob spotted the sunken plane in the harbour. It seems it was purchased by a local and then sunk into the harbour - why? Who knows, but it's there and just a few metres from the quayside.

    Penny and Tom picked up some pastries for lunch then it was time to leave with Alan at the helm. The bay chosen to stop for lunch was simply perfect and Penny and Rob did a bit of snorkelling and Tom swam as well. All too soon it was time for the final journey of the week ... Rob steered Rincewind out of the bay of turquoise waters, leaving it to become a happy memory.
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  • Day4

    Olympia Museum

    May 13, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Olympia Museum would have to be one of my favourites so far, the tour guide was informative and enthusiastic about Greek history. I learnt a lot about the Olympics and how they have progressed over the years.

    Highlight of the day was running on the Olympic track.

  • Day5

    Lunch in Olympia

    March 14, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Cooking class/lunch. Making Tzatziki, Tiropita (cheese pie), Kolokithokeftedes ( veggie zuccchini balls). See video. Also two ladies teaching the art of Greek Dancing, complete with dancing on tabletops and smashing dishes. Quite an event after being stuffed full of what everyone made and that was only the beginning! Followed up with a huge buffet (see pic below) - everyone was groaning before attempting to follow those crazy Greek dance steps!Read more

  • Day458

    Astakos, mainland Greece

    July 17, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Hello again, we did manage to meet up with Alistair, Melissa and the girls on cup final day, (well done France) we had a great evening chatting and eating ashore in Palacios near where they are staying, they have another week of holiday to get over seeing us so should be fine by the time they get back to Guernsey. It was great to have people to chat to who knew the same people and places we did so we caught up on the local news or lack thereof.
    We are now in Astakos which is a very Greek town, there are some foreign yachts on the quay and cafes and tavernas, but none of the signs are in English, the majority of the tourists appear to be Greeks which makes it feel much more authentic and sat here having coffee after a lovely meal of Greek salad, kalamari and lamb chops I can not hear English being spoken, but there are lots of conversations.
    We spent last night at anchor in Port Leone on Kalamos, it may be called a port but is in reality only a large bay with a church and a few deserted buildings. It took me 45 mins to swim around the bay looking at the fish and avoiding all the lines that other yachts had taken ashore to stop them swinging. We had lunched on Meganissi’s east coast but as wind picked up we headed south east to Kalamas, it is a bit odd to, as we cruise along to look around and see land in all directions, there are so many islands. We think we will spend another night on the mainland in what on the charts looks like a very sheltered but secluded inlet before going across towards Ithaca
    I need to check spellings on this one so place names may be amended
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You might also know this place by the following names:

West Greece, Δυτική Ελλάδα, Grèce-Occidentale, Grecia Occidentale, 서부 그리스 주

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