Greece: wild walks or soft fruit?

After a delayed spring and weeks of very indifferent weather it seems that I am about to leave Wales just as a heatwave is promised.

Health issue resolved, I have been hesitating to go back to Greece because of the higher prices of flights and accommodation now we are in High Summer.  However, I eventually tracked down affordable options and fly out on Saturday (6 July) for 3 weeks, staying on the small but mountainous Dodecanese island of Tilos.

Walking recently has been under leaden skies and I look forward to unbroken sunshine and baked, barren mountains.

The only regret is that I will be unable to harvest the very heavy crop of soft fruit, raspberries and blackcurrants in particular will be lost to the birds. I’m hopeful that hot, sunny weather forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday will bring on the redcurrants sufficiently to harvest them before I go.  Swings and roundabouts.

To give a flavour of Tilos, below are a few photos below from previous visits.

Agios Andonis w

On the top of the highest mountain on Tilos to the tiny harbour of Agios Andonis

Looking down to Livadia, the largest settlement on Tilos

Looking down to Livadia, the largest settlement on the island

Tilos 25 Pr Ilias from Castle w

The mountain of Profitis Ilias seen from the mountain-top castle oposite

Peace and quiet on the seafront, Turkey across the water

Peace and quiet on the seafront, Turkey across the water

Being creative on the beach relieves the tedium of just lying in the sun

Being creative on the beach relieves the tedium of just lying in the sun

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…. and after a swim ….

Dangerous creatures lurk behind the rocks

Dangerous creatures lurk behind the rocks

..... and under the stones

….. and under the stones

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