- 2006 - GreeceSadly this is not a tale of a lovely holiday to Greece, however it was just as much an experience as any holiday I've ever been on. Having been a PCS Union Rep for only a very short space of Posted by JosTravel2016 in Joanne's Travel | Feb 7, 2016
- Greek Summer holiday, Athens===Αθήνα===
The last few days of our Greek holiday were spent looking around this ancient, classical city with its iconic ruins. We hired an apartment that was close to the metro, gave a nice view of Filopappou Hill from the Posted by Tiki Touring in Tiki Touring | Jan 30, 2016
- Greek Summer holiday, Santorini===Santorini===
It was quite difficult to pack up and leave Naxos. We grew quite accustomed to the laid-back beach lifestyle and the magnificent, inexpensive cuisine Naxos had to offer. We knew would be heading into touristic mayhem as visitor Posted by Tiki Touring in Tiki Touring | Jan 30, 2016
- PaleochoraThe next morning we set out for Paleochora, following the same route we had taken to Elafonisi two days earlier. This time, instead of stopping at the cave church we went for a walk in the gorge, until we Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jan 4, 2016
- Elafonisi, Balos, and the Mountain Villages of CreteFrom Chania, we drove to Elafonisi through the mountain villages of the Enneachora, including Vlatos, Elos, and Kefali. Most of the tavernas and small hotels were closed, and many of the smaller villages seemed almost deserted. At first, the Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 30, 2015
- Chania, CreteAn hour from Rethymno, Chania is Crete's second largest city and certainly more beautiful than Heraklion. There is an old Venetian port with a lighthouse and ancient walls, as well as an even older part of the city with Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 21, 2015
- Rethymno, CreteA mid sized university town, Rethymno has an old section of narrows alleys and old houses, in various states of repair and disrepair.
We met a man in this Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 16, 2015
- Heraklion, CreteWe seem to have a serendipitous knack for arriving in places during times of celebration. Heraklion, the largest city in Crete is very lively today, as this is their Independence Day, when the Greeks defeated the Turks some 200 Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 12, 2015
- Athens, GreeceIn Athens we stayed outside the downtown area in a small hotel, close the the business school of the University. However it was a short subway ride away from Monasteraki and the old city. The modern city has Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 8, 2015
- Greek Summer holiday, Naxos===Naxos===
Naxos is the largest of the Cycladic Greek Islands and only a 1 hour ferry ride from Paros. According to Greek mythology, Naxos is the island on which the young Zeus was raised.
Arriving in Chora, the main town on Posted by Tiki Touring in Tiki Touring | Nov 23, 2015
- Greek Summer holiday, Paros===Paros===
Finally, the start of our 2 week Greek summer holiday! Arriving at Heathrow an hour before the airport was open for check-ins (have I mentioned how paranoid Gavin gets about missing flights) didn’t go down well with Rachael, especia Posted by Tiki Touring in Tiki Touring | Nov 22, 2015
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/788600/Hydra_Island.jp Posted by shanice.leader in My Virtual Travel Blog | Nov 12, 2015
- Remembering the positives, along with the negativesThis is my last blog about the refugee crisis in Greece, as I've just landed back in England. There are a few last things I would like to share if you have the time to read through.
Last week we had Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Oct 18, 2015
- Athens[i]The news of Greece has for more than a year, for the most part, been depressing. Seems as if the Greeks haven't been reading about how poorly they're doing.
Cafe life, so often a good barometer of the spirit Posted by Coulter Adams in The Syrian Exodus | Oct 11, 2015
- The stark realities of deaths in the Mediterranean SeaTwo nights ago, I saw a child die.
I was on a shift at the harbour in Molyvos. This involves being on standby for when the coastguard comes in with people they have had to rescue from the waters. It Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Oct 11, 2015
- The arrival of refugees by boat (Molyvos)I feel I have so much to share but am trying my best to keep this to a minimum and interesting.... It's much harder than I thought!
I have taken a few photos of camp Moira at Mytilini, to show you Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Oct 7, 2015
- First few days in Moira Camp (Lesvos)So the next day I woke up and was feeling tired. I thought what an achievement it had been that I hadn't had a single cup of tea in 2 days! Then I very quickly realised that an actual achievement Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Oct 3, 2015
- AthensThe cruise ship crowds moved in slow waves – I almost heard the bleating of sheep (passengers) and the snapping at the heels of the kelpies, otherwise known as tour guides! A small hiccup this morning trying to find the Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Sep 30, 2015
- Volunteering in a refugee camp in GreeceSo with visa drama meaning that I couldn't leave the country just yet, or process my key visas for another two weeks, I finally committed to do something that I've been wanting to do since I saw the refugee crisis Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Sep 29, 2015
- A Month in CreteKali Limines
The first beach day was to Kali Limines with friends Penny & Steve. We spent nearly an hour just treading water in the calm sea; chatting and watching the baby fish go by. Penny was wearing a sunhat and Posted by TangoBiker in Fabulous Fifty | Sep 27, 2015
- The white of MykonosStarted off a bit cloudy and humid with the sun not peeping out until towards the end of the day, but still got to experience a little of what Mykonos has to offer. White buildings with both blue and red Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Sep 26, 2015
- Lazing in the sunshineHaving a very relaxing time in Crete. The weather has been consistently hot with temperatures in the high 30s or even low 40s, although it's starting to cool down now (32o). It turns out that I can happily laze on Posted by TangoBiker in Fabulous Fifty | Sep 19, 2015
- Kalimera!Kalimera means "good day" and for each day of our trip we were greeted this way. From the busy streets of Athens to the towel strewn beaches of Santorini, we were embraced by the Greek culture and the friendly community. Posted by empaustian in Directionally challenged, but never lost | Sep 15, 2015
- Day 16: Finding Nemo Means Finding the Aquarium FirstHaving confidence in our bus riding skills after yesterday, Will and I discover a nearby bus stop to the center and then go to the bus station to make our way to the Crete Aquarium.
The Crete Aquarium is the Posted by empaustian in Directionally challenged, but never lost | Sep 15, 2015
- Day 15: Palace of KnossosToday, we spent a good deal of time researching the bus system. Heraklion has a lot to offer, but everything is spread out so it is not easily accessible.
We walked to the center to catch a bus out to Posted by empaustian in Directionally challenged, but never lost | Sep 15, 2015