Hydra

Hydra is one of the closer Greek islands to Athens, only 2 hours travel time via ferry (FlyingCat6) from Piraeus port, so it is a common destination for Athenians on weekends. I arrived today thinking I would just find a room off the boat, only to discover there is an actuary conference being held on … Continue reading Hydra

How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens

After 2 wonderful days in Athens, I was due to head to Milos for some r&r on a Greek island with white-painted buildings, donkeys and shady bougainvillea shaded cafes. Not wanting to take my large backpack with me, I asked my airbnb host whether I could leave it a his house (after I had decanted … Continue reading How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens

Milos

On Friday I rose at the now completely familiar hour of 4:45am, got my stuff together as quietly as I could and left my Athens accommodation under the lightening sky. I walked through Plaka’s quiet stone laneways, scented with Night-flowers and freshly baking breads down to Monastrika station. My first destination of the day was … Continue reading Milos

Athens

In a total contrast to the laid back cool of Zurich is the hustle bustle and heat of Athens. It’s off season so things are not quite so chaotic, I can only imagine how busy it must be a month earlier in the height of summer. Still there are a lot of cruise boat passengers … Continue reading Athens