Category Archives: Greece

Going Back In Time

By | 7th October 2017

It would be true to say that we are both the types who can really enjoy a museum experience. We are also the types who can find museums crowded, stuffy and overwhelming and quickly lose interest in the visit. In Thessaloniki we visited two museums (not on the same day) and found both of them… Read More »

Kapani Market, Thessaloniki

By | 6th October 2017

Kapani market is located near Aristotle Square, only a few blocks from the waterfront and about 20 minutes walk from where we were staying. It is one of the oldest markets in Thessaloniki with vendors crammed into a small maze of narrow streets. Besides shoes and clothing, religious paraphernalia and souvenirs, there are some excellent… Read More »

Thessaloniki

By | 5th October 2017

I could easily have spent longer in Thessaloniki. It seemed to have the right mix of those things important for a good quality of life. Much of the downtown area is close to the sea, arranged in a grid-like fashion with the main streets running parallel to the waterfront. As you move inland, the streets… Read More »

Monastery Of Ipapantis

By | 30th September 2017

One afternoon, while walking near the great rock Doupiani on the western side of Kastraki, we came across a drone. It was something we heard long before we saw it, humming away like an edge trimmer some distance away in the sky. The drone was piloted by a young German holding a phone-sized remote-control. He… Read More »

Meteora

By | 27th September 2017

The huge rock pinnacles of Meteora barely look real when you first see them, as if they were painted as the backdrop for a fantasy-genre film set. Towering above the quiet village of Kastraki and the nearby town of Kalambaka, the cluster of huge rocks gradually change colour with the light throughout the day. At… Read More »

Destination: Meteora

By | 24th September 2017

Meteora is the name of a group of unusual rock formations in Central Greece and home to a number of Orthodox monasteries which have existed in various forms since the 14th century. I first heard about Meteora from Theo, a guy from Thessaloniki, when we were holidaying on Samothraki a year ago. He described monasteries… Read More »