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Greece, Nisyros: Heritage Island

When I was young, summer holidays were a week at my grandparents’ in a small mining village in rural Carmarthenshire.   I took every opportunity to escape the boredom of sitting around the house and walk the mile or so up … Continue reading

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Nisyros:  castles in the air

Nisyros has some of the most spectacular scenery and most spectacular treks in the Dodecanese. I first went there in 2001 on a day trip from Tilos.  We only had a few hours on the island but in that time … Continue reading

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Nisyros: the Lost World, a trip into history

In most places the evidence of the every-day long-ago past has been wiped away or crumbled into the ground.  Large, grand structures like Stonehenge remain but the places where the majority of people lived has long gone evidenced only by … Continue reading

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Greece: art and about in Rhodes

My ferry from Rhodes to Tilos was at 18.00 so I had plenty of time for a leisurely wander around Rhodes Old Town with the camera, even after a sluggish start.  We have been wandering around the walled town at … Continue reading

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Nisyros: teetering on the brink, an inside curve, and the unexpected.

Friday.  Last day on Nisyros.  Difficult to believe that what has become so familiar will soon be a wistful memory.  The plan was to see as much of the island as I could in one long walk. The route would … Continue reading

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Nisyros: much-loved places.

Thursday, only 2 more days on Nisyros to go, and I decided to stick to my decision and rather than explore a couple of the new places I wanted to go I would instead finish my time on the island … Continue reading

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Nisyros: stumbling into the past.

Strange how things turn out. Wednesday and I decided that rather than explore a couple of the new places I wanted to go I would instead finish my time on Nisyros with 3 days of fairly long walks with which … Continue reading

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Nisyros: a blast.

Tuesday was a blast! One of the things I wanted to do before I leave Nisyros was to revisit the Parleta lava pinnacles towering above the caldera with the ancient fortress built into them.  I went there first time last … Continue reading

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Nisyros: brimstone and pigs under a cloud

I’m now on countdown for leaving Nisyros.  Not that my return to Grey Britain is imminent, I move on to Symi on Saturday to meet up with family and friends. As an aside, the hotel has now been invaded by … Continue reading

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Nisyros: the lost coast; going off-piste big time. The island bus service is now useless for visitors wanting to use it to go out walking.  As I’ve said before 07.00 is too early and 14.15 is too late.  No other … Continue reading

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