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Kalymnos: peace and tranquillity at the end of summer

I finished my summer in Greece  with a short stay on Kalymnos.  Its population of 16,000, making it the third most populous island in the Dodecanese group after Rhodes and Kos, is considerably increased in the summer by tourists.   However, … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: colour and signals in the crags

I’m back on Symi now, very busy trekking and photographing in the mountains with a  friend.  Some unusual shots to follow.  A good number of  ‘Wow!’ moments. But first, a brief snapshot of Kalymnos and more particularly of Emborios, a … Continue reading

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Greece: more high speed island hopping

Now that inter-island travel is both more rapid and more reliable it’s a viable option to  hop from island to island for brief visits and sometimes when moving on it’s possible to make connexions without an overnight stay where there … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: last walk, last explosion

I was unusually apprehensive setting out for the mountains on Wednesday. Since I arrived in Greece towards the end of April the weather had been hot and sunny, more so than might be expected for early summer when it can … 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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Kalymnos: Easter with a bang … or two

Clean Friday Pothia, the main town and harbour of Kalymnos on Good Friday, ‘Big Friday’ or ‘Clean Friday’ as it is known in Greek gave a faint inkling of what it must be like in a besieged city like Sarajevo … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: rock and more rock

The main thing which strikes you about Kalymnos is …. rock.  Craggy mountains rise steeply above the harbour and are the dominant backbone the whole length of the island.  Much of the rock is precipitous and this plus warm, sunny … Continue reading

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From Symi to Kalymnos: from peace and quiet to tranquility

On my one full day on Symi I walked across the island to Agios Vasilios, a bay on the far side with a tiny monastery nestled into the cliffs.  It was always a favourite with my late wife and I … Continue reading

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Travels in Greece by bus: planning a gorgeous time.

As I rambled on about in the last post on the blog, the first part of the plan for the coming summer in Greece is to spend Easter on Kalymnos, one of the larger islands in the Dodecanese.  Apart from … Continue reading

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Easter in Greece: the joys of time travel

We had the last overnight frost Sunday-Monday but temperatures are still stuck in single figures.  Wednesday evening we settled into a grey, wet weather pattern again.  Dismal! Not surprising therefore that my thoughts are increasingly turning to the summer’s activities … Continue reading

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