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 the island with over 300 people staying. Finding an available room was looking a bit difficult Read more
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 everything of value from it into the smaller bag I would be taking with me) and pick it up when I returned to stay on the 28th.
He said that would be fine, he might not be home, but use the keys I already had, Read more
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 the port of Pireaus where I would then get my 7am ferry to Milos, arriving at 10:45am. Read more
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. Read more