Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tilos: compare and contrast

Breakfast doesn’t begin until 08.30 in the hotel I’m staying in but I got up at 07.00 as usual and pottered around a bit.  I was first one down in the breakfast area by a good margin.  Breakfast is very … Continue reading

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Nisyros to Tilos: and featuring The Shortest Me

Last year I spent the whole of June on Tilos, an island with a much smaller population than Nisyros  to the south.  Had a good time here, lots of good walks and met a lot of local people.  But I … Continue reading

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Nisyros: still walking through everyday ancient life

Never trust a word I say again!!  The Greek word for computer is NOT υπουργείο  as I brashly said in the blog for Saturday.  It is υπολογιστής.  My excuse is that, as the blog says, Greeks use the word ‘computer’ … Continue reading

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Nisyros: the bells, the dog , and the case of the disappearing snake

The usual start to the day with breakfast on the terrace was not quite the same on Sunday.  Normally the only issue of any moment is whether to choose to sit in the sun or the shade depending on the … Continue reading

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Nisyros: the eagle and the snake

Saturday I thought I would have an easy day but, when it came to the crunch (whatever ‘coming to the crunch’ is), I decided not to.  I have been conscious of the fact that by this time, and therefore this … Continue reading

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Nisyros: going to the top

On Friday I decided after breakfast to go to the top of the island.  The highest mountain on Nisyros, Oros (Mount) Diavatis, is 700 metres and with a generally very good path because there is a chapel on top, as … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Guest blog by Ruth

I am currently sitting by the pool outside our hotel on the last evening we have here on Nisyros and realising that I am running out of time to write my Guest Blog… The week has shot past at an … Continue reading

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