Tag Archives: Tilos

Wales and Greece: life on the wild side

I first became fascinated by birds of prey when I was a research student and lived with friends in a tiny former lead-mining village in the mountains inland of Aberystwyth.  The closest house was about half a mile away.   The … Continue reading

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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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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: a trek into the past

I’m fascinated by deserted settlements.  They show the stark effects of seismic economic shifts, technological development, and climate change.  They can also show how people lived decades ago.  Whenever I am on Tilos I visit and write about the deserted … Continue reading

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Symi, Tilos, The Mani:  rock with an edge!

I was introduced to rock climbing more years ago than I’m prepared to admit, though I will own up to being 13 at the time.  I remember it vividly, not because it was exhilarating but because it was traumatic. It … Continue reading

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Tilos: a walk to the beach the day after the mountain destroyed my sandals

Though I set out with that specific intention, I didn’t get to have a swim on the day that The Mountain Destroyed My Sandals.  I passed the top of the path down to Depsoti To Nero on my way back … Continue reading

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Tilos: the mountain that destroyed my sandals

A few more walks after the Kamikaze Trail and I decided to have an easy day and head to a beach for a laze and swim.  Apart from the pebbled town beach, over  a mile long and just a quick … Continue reading

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