Monthly Archives: June 2012

Kardamili to Areopoli: getting in deeper

Monday was the day for moving on …. for me at any rate.  I just hope that Greece and the rest of Europe followed my example. I had sussed out a potential hotel in Areopoli on the internet, e-mailed about … Continue reading

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Kardamili: back from the edge, time to move on!

One of the (many) things which irritate me is people referring to the ‘eye of the storm’ as where the most violent winds are.  It’s not.  The ‘eye’ of the hurricane is  flat calm. Not that I have ever been … Continue reading

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Kardamili: bats, belfries, frescoes, gorges …. and on the edge!

Very sober thinking as I set out for my walk on Saturday.  For a start there was a raging argument going on in the coffee shop across the road when I got up, and they weren’t debating England’s 3-2 victory over Sweden … Continue reading

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Kardamili: in and around the town .. and the Viros Gorge … and some villages

I set out on Friday with the intention of doing a moderate walk and focusing more on looking for photo opportunities.  I reckoned that my usual mentality when I’m doing a long walk is to focus on bombing along single-mindedly … Continue reading

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Kardamili: Viros Gorge, Likaki, Tseria – looking back to the see the future

I did another longish walk today, about 20 kms, once again up to the village of Tseria but via a different route.  Much, though not all, of the route was new to me but the over-riding impression of the day … Continue reading

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Kardamili: olives, maps, flat earth?! Where will it end?!?!

Every time I try to have an easy day to recover from a series of long, strength sapping walks in the Greek sun …. I get it wrong. Wednesday was to be a gentle amble along the coast road northwards … Continue reading

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Kardamili: more time perception …. and a problem with drugs

Inspired by Monday’s 25 km walk into the mountains and not unduly tired after it, I set out with an even more ambitious plan on Tuesday.  Hack back up to Saidona, the village at 600 metres and then take to … Continue reading

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Kardamili: doors, bats, belfries, fish, funky art, olive groves, gorge-hopping …. all grist to a rich memory

I keep going on about the great footpaths around Kardamili …. because it’s true!  There are colour-coded walks shown on the hiking map and marked on the ground but the great thing is that you can pick’n’mix as you fancy. … Continue reading

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Kardamili: another day in and around the Viros Gorge

After a difficult day on Friday when the walking was an effort, come Sunday and I’ve got the bounce back in my legs.  So, very interestingly and satisfyingly for me and very boring for blog readers, I went for a … Continue reading

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Kardamili: musings on the way ahead

Friday evening and the clientele at the Maistros coffee bar next to my apartment, where I regularly get my caffeine fix, erupted into spontaneous cheering and applause.  Greece had equalised against Poland in the 2012 European Cup.  At last something … Continue reading

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