Meteora, a long weekend in Kalampaka

with batzina for starters

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Spring is here and it is without a doubt the best period for excursions in the countryside. I will be going to Thessaly this weekend, staying at the wonderful town of Kalampaka, at the foot of Meteora. I have way too many reasons to be excited: hiking, sky high rock pillars, medieval monasteries and of course gorgeous food! Continue reading

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My top 10 of Greek dishes

Courgette flowersI grew up with Greek tastes and smells, savouring simple grills, crunchy greens, lemony stews, milky puddings and had cinnamon tickling my taste buds. When you grow up with something, you tend to cherish it. But when you visit a place how much can you really discover? I made a top 10 of some perhaps not too well-known Greek dishes. Continue reading

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Mani, the Middle finger

Peloponnese

Perhaps you have missed me, perhaps you haven’t, the thing is I am on hols.
I decided it to leave Athens behind in a bit of a whim and head down to the Peloponnese.
Exact location, Mani beach, a very sweet camping site just off of Gytheio where I set camp and I will be exploring the middle finger, hopefully all the way down to Cape Tenaro. Continue reading

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Nymphaio, Arcturos and Vegoritida lake

Mount Verno

So my break to Florina was an adventurous one and it did not entail just a tour of the city. We went out in the wild countryside on our way to Nymphaio, a picturesque village hidden up in the mountains unlike any other in Greece. I had a stroll at a sanctuary of wild bears and finished off with a wonderful meal overlooking Vegoritida lake.

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Florina, a little break up North

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Mount Olympus, on the way North

I had a well deserved break after Easter, a road trip from Athens all the way up to Florina. Once you leave Athens, it takes a good 7 hours drive to reach destination. Perhaps a bit of a short break for 4 days, but an excursion, no matter how short, helps clear your mind and recharges these batteries. On the plus side, the company was fab and the place magical. Florina, is our North-westernmost city, routed deep in the Balkans, the place where Greece begins.

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