Tag Archives: Profitis Ilias

Tilos: the kamikaze trail

Hopping between Greek islands has become more difficult over recent years as older, less efficient boats were deemed financially unviable or failed to meet rising safety standards and have gone out of service.  Operating companies are fewer in number and … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Nisyros: looking down on the world.

Information on the history of mountaineering is easier to pin down than the motivations behind it.  The term ‘mountaineering’ implies a motivation of climbing mountains purely for the sake of getting to the top rather than for religious or practical … Continue reading

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