Tag: Greece

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GREECE: Monemvasia

by Neil Monemvasia is a town in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is located on a small island on the east coast and is linked to the mainland by a short causeway, only 200 m long. The town’s name comes from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning “single entrance” and when you make …

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Greece: Elafonissos, a tiny island at the bottom of the Pelopennese

By Katie We went to visit an island called Elafonissos at the very south of the Greek mainland,  and at the bottom of the Peloponnese.   It used to be joined to the mainland and the old name for the peninsula, “Onou Gnathos”, means donkey’s jawbone.  But the tiny bit it was joined by sunk …

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Greece: The Petrified Forest

By Katie This is where the petrified forest is. Mum , Matt and I went on a walk to Petrified Forest. We started at a tiny little fishing village called Profitis Ilias.  We stopped the campervan and had lunch.  It was really pretty.   There were more tiny boats than houses.  Dad and Adam followed …

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Greece: Olympia

By Adam Some interesting facts about Olympia and the Olympics. 1.  Olympia is where the Olympic Games took place in classical times. The track on which the games were held is 212 metres long and  28 metres wide. 2. The Olympic torch is still lit by a reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror in …

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Greece: to the South of the European mainland – in Pictures

By Jen This is a picture journey to the south of the European mainland in Greece.  Technically Tarifa in Spain might be a little more south, and the tip of Mani just across the water, but here’s the bottom of the south-east most bit.  A beautiful drive.  Easy wild camping.  Friendly.   Sunny.

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Greece: Flowery Areopolis

By Jen The name Areopolis comes from Ares, the God of War, but actually these days it’s really flowery and pretty. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit. Very few tourists, lots of flowers. Around 1000 people live in Areopolis, the main town of Mani in the south Pelopennese. It’s said to be one …

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Greece: Meteora south to the Peloponnese – campervan stops and things to see

by Jen After Meteora and the amazing monasteries perched at the top of the cliffs  (Greece: Meteora, For your Eyes too), we drove to the Delphi ruins (Greece: Delphi, the centre of the Ancient Greek World). Then we headed to nearby Nafpaktos for Easter – there’s a candlelit procession to the fortified harbour – there …

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GREECE: NAFPAKTOS

By Neil We arrived in Nafpaktos  planning to find a supermarket and stock up on provisions, but we ended up staying  4  nights as it was such a nice place. Nafpaktos means boatyard in Greek and has a beautiful little harbour with cafes and restaurants .   It has a pebble beach that runs the …

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Greece: running 10k

By Adam In early December I decided to apply for a marathon. I asked mum where we would be end of March beginning of April time so that I had a few months to train. She said we would be near Greece, and it turned out that there was the Thessaloniki marathon, Alexander the Great …