Tag Archives: Areopoli

Gerolimenas to Areopoli: things new, things familiar, and the Exit Strategy

Tuesday, the setting in motion of the Exit Strategy to get me back to the UK ….  and, a new experience for this trip, I was going back to a place I had been before!  Until today every single place … Continue reading

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Areopoli to Gerolimenas: blood feuds and getting close to the edge of the known world.

Saturday and moving on yet again  I had been inspired to make this trip by reading the book ‘Mani’ by Patrick Leigh Fermor.  Amazingly I met an Italian couple in the restaurant which I singled out as the best place … Continue reading

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Areopoli: footpaths, anthropiverous spiders, and irritability

Thursday’s exertions had taken a lot out of me so I opted for a gentle amble along footpaths heading to a beach and swimming.  Because I wasn’t focused on the need to get from A to B and back within … Continue reading

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Areopoli: longest day, longest walk, highest mountain …. shortest me

Thursday dawned bright and sunny.  Well, it probably did but as ever I was not around to see it.  Still, the statistical probability was pretty high given that the weather has now settled down to a truly Mediterranean ‘climate’ of … Continue reading

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Areopoli: from above the clouds to below ground and time warping

Tuesday, my first full day in Areopoli, was really something.  So was Wednesday!! The Plan-for-the-Day was to walk to the Pyrgos Dhirou caves, one of the major tourist attractions not only of Mani but of Greece outside of Athens.  I … Continue reading

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Areopoli: above the clouds and with the eagles

Tuesday, my first full day in Areopoli, was really something.  There are many footpaths shown on the map of the area and on the Big Map in the main square outside the hotel.  I decided to go for a big … Continue reading

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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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