We had a few hours before the taxi was due to collect us from the hotel and as the weather was still good decided to go for a stroll. We went straight to the sister hotel of the one we are staying in as it has a rooftop terrace with view across the city to the Acropolis.… Read the rest
After our aborted attempt yesterday today we made it to the Ancient Agora. Strangely there isn’t actually as much there as at first appears. Looking down on the Agora from the Acropolis it seems to cover a vast area and offers glimpses of hidden sights.… Read the rest
When we got up this morning it was to bad news. We had read and had been warned that Athens could be bad for pickpockets. Unfortunately one of our party had fallen prey to this and had lost their wallet. This must have happened in the short distance from the restaurant to the hotel last night.… Read the rest
Our first full day in Athens and we chose to do something that I have never done here before – go to the top of Lycabettis Hill. This is a small blob that, like the hill that the Parthenon sits atop, is visible across the city.… Read the rest
This is my second time in Athens. Last time was as one of the stopping off points on a cruise in 2013. It was supposed to be with Helen but as she was ill I went alone.
The time before that was when I was still at university in 1985.… Read the rest
Now that I am back home and have wifi that doesn’t run at a snails pace I have been able to upload a selection of photos from the trip for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Last days of a holiday are always difficult as there’s the packing up, checking out and then the hanging around at the airport. Fortunately for us our flight wasn’t until 9pm and we still had the hire car so we could make the most of the day.… Read the rest
It’s our penultimate day in Corfu and we are beginning to struggle to find new things to do, part of the problem to coming to an island so small and not being the sort of people to just sit and relax by the pool!… Read the rest
While Corfu is a small island traversing it can take a while as the roads are narrow, windy and not very well maintained. So a trip from Ermones to Kassiopi which is about 25 miles takes an hour and a half.… Read the rest
Corfu is a small island and so it is difficult to find new things to do but today we stumbled upon somewhere we hadn’t been before. On our way to the very beautiful Vlacherna Monastery we stopped at some Roman ruins that we had seen before but never got round to.… Read the rest