Hiking the coast

From Polemarcha beach, our home base for a couple of days, a well marked route leads along the coast to Palaia Epidavros, a little harbour town on the site of ancient Epidavros. The famous theatre at the Sanctuary of Asklepios in Epidauros lies just about 10km inland from here. At this time of the year, …

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Crossing Corinth

After our hikes through the mountains of the Peloponnese, we decided it was time for some cleaning and stocking up in a bigger city. So we drove to Corinth, where we know a truck wash we used before. (37.922570, 22.883781) They also have Adblue at a good price. On the way to Corinth we made …

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Lousios hike

From Stemnitsa we turned onto a road with countless hairpins, dropping into the valley of the Lousios river. At an old bridge over the river our hike into the gorge started. Beside of the fantastic landscape, the monasteries plastered to the walls of the gorge are the main attraction on this hike. From this bridge …

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Stocking up

In the mountain village of Andritsena, a market is held every Friday, where local farmers sell their products. A good opportunity to stock up on fruit and veggies. There are also a couple of shops including a supermarket, so everything you need you can buy here and support the locals. Much more fun than going …

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Spectacular Neda gorge

Over a road recently cleared from a landslide, we reached the Neda river and the village of Figalia, from where we wanted to hike to the Stórmio waterfalls. We parked just outside of Figalia, which was an ancient town of some importance and remains of the circular wall of over 3 km are still visible. …

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The ruins of Messene

How to visit an archeological site during lockdown? By flying over it! We got a spectacular view of Ancient Messene, explored the once 9km long city wall, came past a Y shaped ancient bridge and a 1000 year old tiny church, covered with big trees. The day ended with an adrenalin rush when we traversed …

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Ancient Messene Hike

Our first destination, after we had finally left our camping at the coast, was Ancient Messene, the impressive ruins of the large classical city-state refounded in 369 BC at the site of an even older town. The archeological site was closed due to Corona, but we had intended to climb the mountain Ithome anyway. The view …

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Camping Aginara Beach

Before we leave our camping with its incredible beach, we want to give you some impressions. Camping Aginara was really a nice place to spend some time. There was this red bench at the beach bar, which was the perfect spot for a sundowner. We got into the habit to get there in time with …

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First Greek spring flowers

On our hikes and cycling trips we see so many flowers, which is something we have really missed during the last months. We took our time to take pictures, which always lets you see so much more. Often we have a 100mm makro lens with us, which is really great for all the closeups. Otherwise …

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