Category Archives: Greece

Nestor’s Palace

Allegedly: it fits in with Homer’s description, anyway. It is in the most beautiful position on a hillside overlooking Navarino Bay. I had the place to myself when I visited early this morning. It has recently re-opened with a tremendous … Continue reading

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Pylos

A damp, rumbling kind of day that reconciled me to spending much of it on or waiting for buses to bring me to Pylos. I had a great time rambling around the pine-inhabited old castle on the hill, looking at … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Greece

I read today that Greece is going to receive another €2.8 billion from its eurozone creditors. Of that, €1.1 billion will be used to pay interest on debts and €1.7 billion to clear debt arrears. OK, Greece played fast and … Continue reading

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The other side of the gorge

Today I went up to the highest village on the other side of the gorge and looked down at some of the other places I have cycled to on this holiday. Ayia Sophia, in particular, at the end of a … Continue reading

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Cloud

A fascinating cloud late this afternoon – like cotton wadding: and there was some rain this evening.

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The Brompton returns

Well, that was a great little excursion. The Brompton and I made it back up the hill with luggage without having to walk – albeit with about four stops “to admire the view”. Once up, the road keeps you high for … Continue reading

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Exploring by Brompton

After a pre-breakfast swim (I wasn’t taking any chances of missing one today), I cycled up to the nearest town. When I first visited it 29 years ago it seemed like a set from a wild west film: low buildings, … Continue reading

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