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Symi:  a walk to the beach via the underworld and pre-history

I had walked to Nanou Beach a few times, a long trek up to ‘The Tarmac’, the road along the top of the ridge which is the main spine of the island, and then a 2½  kilometre drop down a … Continue reading

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Symi: hidden from view

At the end of my stay in Greece last year I spent a couple of weeks on Symi and on the last day there visited a cave with a friend which she remembered having been to some 20 years previously. … Continue reading

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Symi: below the surface

It has always struck me as odd that Symi, an island made up almost entirely of limestone, has no cave systems, or at least none that I could find out about. The ‘Round-the-Island’ boat trips advertised from the harbour offers … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: mountains and traditions

After the Easter celebrations it was back to the mountains and a change of plan. On Tuesday I caught the morning bus to Chora, the old village above the harbour, then set out to walk up a narrow gorge and … 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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