The island of Thassos

Thassos is one of the most easy to get to destinations in Greece if you’re coming by car from Romania. And by easy I mean it’s just a short 10 hour drive from Bucharest – and that if you’re lucky with the queue at the two border crossings. You’ll also be taking a ferry, but there’s one every 30 minutes or so. So why come here? I guess most people Continue…

Afternoon in Athens

Unfortunately, the Greek trip had to come to an end. So there I was, in the Samos Airport, trying to find my flight on the busy flights panel (“Oh, there it is!”): “Thanks” to Kayak and OlympicAir, my original 3h layover in Athens had become an overnight 18h one (apparently, OlympicAir changed their flight schedule a couple of weeks back). Luckily, Camelia and Yiannis came to the rescue. With just Continue…

Day trip to Patmos: Apocalypse Island

Boat trip again! This time we left from Pythagorio. We were heading towards… Apocalypse Island! Yeah, that’s a weird name to market an island. Still, this is one of the most important places for Christianity. Here, John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations. Today, the small island has 3000 permanent inhabitants. And 300 chapels scattered around – which reminded me of Albania’s bunkers. Our first stop was at a Continue…

Day Trip from Samos: Kusadasi and Ephesus

Samos is very close to Turkey. The minimum official distance is 900m (to a very small island with a church on it) – crossing the border is good swimming practice. But if you don’t fancy a swim or want to get to the nearest Turkish restaurant, then the ferry to Kusadasi is the best option. Kusadasi was very touristy. While Samos looked shut down, Kusadasi had a decent amount of Continue…

First MTB ride of the season – Climbing Mt Karvounis

Sometimes, from Vathy, on days with clear sky, you can see the peak of Mt Karvounis. And, if you look carefully, you can see three structures: white thingy on the right and two brown thingies on the left. That made me curious: what are they? Let’s find out! I searched for a bike rental shop in Vathy. I found only one place (open) and they were not renting bikes at Continue…