For many people Athens is a convenient gateway to the Greek Islands. While that was also part of my plan, I was glad to have spent a few days in the city before embarking on my island hopping itinerary. As one of the oldest cities in the world, so much of what we know today can be traced back to ancient Athens – democracy, philosophy, mathematics, architecture, theatre and even the 26-mile marathon. Read more
This was a scenic drive from Athens, just 69km away from the capital. There were kilometres and kilometres of gleaming Aegean Sea, swimmers, mountains, and villas. In mythology, it is the place where Aegeus, the king of Athens jumped to his death in despair, believing his son Theseus had died in Crete. Read more
To me, Edessa is a place I can feel at home and also the place the majority of my relatives live. There is family around and many people to see and visit. Something I always can’t wait to see is the stunning view of Edessa’s surrounds from the point called ‘Psilo Vraho’ (literally translated as tall cliff). It is green, mountainous and dotted with fields and villages. In the distance you can see a monastery called ‘Agia Triada’ (Holy Trinity) and almost right beside it is an area named Logos – the Ancient City of Edessa. Read more
Just picture it. You are laying on a sunbed, ice-cold drink in your hand with the hot Mediterranean sun on your face. A gentle sea breeze flows through your hair as the soft sound of waves spilling up onto the shore washes over you. You lean off the edge of your sunbed and drape your hand down into the silky white sand, letting the grains slip through your fingertips. Is this paradise, heaven? Close, this is Greece. Read more
Crisp and intensely aromatic biscuits for a very festive morning!
During my previous ascent to Olympus I had the pleasure to be with two close friends and partners of mine. We stayed five days at Christakis Refuge (2.550m) while we explored the surrounding area in search of paths and of course our next photographic theme! So we started taking photos and exploring the area searching for trails to the next closest summit. Read more