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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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Kardamili: bats, belfries, frescoes, gorges …. and on the edge!

Very sober thinking as I set out for my walk on Saturday.  For a start there was a raging argument going on in the coffee shop across the road when I got up, and they weren’t debating England’s 3-2 victory over Sweden … Continue reading

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Kardamili: Viros Gorge, Likaki, Tseria – looking back to the see the future

I did another longish walk today, about 20 kms, once again up to the village of Tseria but via a different route.  Much, though not all, of the route was new to me but the over-riding impression of the day … Continue reading

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Kardamili: olives, maps, flat earth?! Where will it end?!?!

Every time I try to have an easy day to recover from a series of long, strength sapping walks in the Greek sun …. I get it wrong. Wednesday was to be a gentle amble along the coast road northwards … Continue reading

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Kardamili: more time perception …. and a problem with drugs

Inspired by Monday’s 25 km walk into the mountains and not unduly tired after it, I set out with an even more ambitious plan on Tuesday.  Hack back up to Saidona, the village at 600 metres and then take to … Continue reading

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Kardamili: The Viros Gorge, knowing the limits

Two tasks for Thursday.  First was to find the monastery of Likaki, shown on the map to be,like Agios Sotiris, close to the bed of the Viros Gorge.  Second was to walk up the gorge beyond where I had been … Continue reading

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Kardamili: A walk on the South Side

It seems a little pointless now to say: “Wednesday dawned cloudless and warm” , but it did.  After the uncertainties of the weather in Meteora, Metsovo, Ioannina, Parga and Paxos, the appearance of heavy cloud over the high Taigetus Mountains … Continue reading

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