Elafonisos

At Elafonisos, we decided on parking directly at Panagias beach for the first days and went to explore the island on foot and by bike. Elafonisos has only 19 km2, and one road leading around. In winter only about 300 people live on the island but in summer it is a sought after holiday destination …

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Rainy day

Making the best of some cold and rainy days, we waited patiently in front of the castle above Neapoli for a little sun to explore it. Otherwise we got some work done, cooked and crocheted (not Edi ūüėČ ), read and watched videos of people who had travelled where we want to go too. But …

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Changing location

When we left the lovely Fokianos beach, we took the new, wide road south, fully aware that it will end in a narrow village (as most good roads in Greece). We then cruised through the mountains until we reached the spectacular peninsula of Monemvasia. The weather was rainy, cold and windy but we could use …

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The lonely bay

Greece has so much to offer and the more remote parts still have their “secret” spots like this lovely bay with 2 taverns and not much more, just a long beach and some fisher boats in the next little bay. It was still lockdown but the innkeeper assured as, that we can have lunch at …

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Some Greek impressions

With not much to do during the lockdown, we enjoyed the Peloponnese in a very relaxed way, staying on each place a couple of days and exploring our surroundings on foot. First we found a little beach at an abandoned holiday resort near Porto Cheli (37.353256, 23.096413) from where we took hikes along the coast. …

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Devil’s Bridge Hike

From a beautiful beach at the bay of Epidauros, we took the bikes to explore the back country with its lovely orchards, small villages and a natural bridge over a gorge called the Devil’s Bridge. The ancient Troezen was once an important city and some of the Greek myths happened here like the stories around …

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The Saladi Beach Hotel

We had found a wonderful beach South of Nafplio, where we spent a couple of days not only hiking but also visiting a hotel. Actually we were parking directly in front of it, just that it was closed, and that already for years. A tour through the hotel took us past the pool and reception …

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The Franchthi Cave

With the Franchthi cave, oposite of the village of Kiladha in the east of the Peloponnese, we had found a trace of human settlement which dates back until 38,000 BC!! We hiked there from Salati Beach, which is about 1 hour to the North, but you can also drive to a lovely bay much closer …

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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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