Month: April 2021

A bridge and a waterfall

We had reached the national park around the 2,152 meters high Mount Oeta or Oiti, where we wanted to go on a hike. Our spot for the night was at the famous Gorgopotamos Bridge, which is a railway bridge over the river with the same name. It played an important role in WWII, when the …

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Let’s ask the oracle

After we had experienced that archeological sites were open to visit, we were happy that we could also visit Delphi and the famous oracle. Delphi lies at the slope of Mount Parnassus, North of the Gulf of Corinth. What is the archeological site today was under cover and even had a village on top not so …

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@ Argos

Yeah! Our first visit to an archeological site since we came to Greece 2 months ago. Until recently everything was closed due to the lockdown, but archeological sites are open since maybe a week now. We came to Argos to hike up to the castle Larissa, but first stopped at the remains of the historic …

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A visit to Githio

We had good memories from our last visit to Githio, when we had enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the restaurants around the harbour. This time we were happy that shops were opening up again and we could have a look around. We had dropped all our dirty clothes at a laundry to get washed. While …

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Kap Tigani

It was market day in Areopoli (every Saturday), which made it a great stop for some fresh fruits and veggies – always so much more fun than a supermarket. We were on our way to Kap Tigáni, a little peninsula in the shape of a pan handle. But more about it later, first we did …

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The old Mani path

Already the name of this hike sounded lovely: Pigi & Platsa – the 2 villages we would reach on cobblestone-paved roads built hundreds of years ago for hoofed traffic connecting the mountain villages with each other and the coast. These roads are called kalderimi and are typically 2 m wide, so that two fully laden mules could …

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Agia Sofia @ Kardamyli

Our first time in Kardamyli, we visited the old town with its typical Mani fortification, but a hike up into the mountain was cut short when a thunderstorm hit us. Post on the fortification. The weather was perfect, and we headed into the mountains to Agia Sofia, a church and village, which is connected by …

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The Mystras hike

We often like the routes our Alpine navigation takes us, sometimes it finds roads we would not have chosen from a map and it takes us to places we wouldn’t have reached otherwise, like this shallow ford we enjoyed to cross. Always fun to drive through water, as long as you get out on the …

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The hidden monastery

In Greece, you can find many hidden churches and monasteries, often in gorges, glued to a cliff. I found this one on the map, marked as a monastery ruin. When I looked it up it seemed interesting and we went to explore it. It lies at a gorge formed by the river Evrotas, north of …

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Simos beach @ Elafonisos

Parked directly in the dunes behind Simos beach, we enjoyed the fine weather and incredible beach together with fellow travellers. Besides of strolls along the beach and excursions through the dunes, we went to explore a nearby cave. The cave for sure was used for a long time already. In front are terraces and stairs, …

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