The Land of The Mani

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: Greece|

  We have long been fascinated about the Mani and that part of the Peloponnese that is their homeland.  The closest we had come prior was sailing by it in 2003 as we rounded the southern coast of Greece and spending a couple of days with German sailing [...]

A Shipwreck and Ancient Byzantine Cities

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 22nd, 2014|Categories: Greece|

Forgive us for this obsession with a shipwreck, but it is almost inescapable if one has spent as much time as we have traversing the Mediterranean on a sailboat. Within a couple of miles of Gythios, the town on the eastern shore of the Mani peninsula we were [...]

Into The Peloponnese

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 21st, 2014|Categories: Greece|

  Not far from Lefkada lies the huge Bay of Corinth which in turn leads to the Corinth Canal, that sliver of water cut through stone from the Bay to the Aegean Sea to the east.  Years ago we had followed that route in 'Icarus.’  This time we [...]

Lovely Lefkada

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 14th, 2014|Categories: Greece|

  We finally left the high mountains and gorges of The Zagori and travelled south again to the island of Lefkada, on the Ionian Sea to the south of Parga site of an earlier posting.  We had, in fact, been to Lefkada previously as we had spent about [...]

‘Gorging’ Ourselves in The Zagori

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Greece|

  We were led to the Zagori region of Greece, near the Albanian border, by a simple sidebar in our copy of Lonely Planet's "Eastern Europe."  It gave a brief description of the region and then said don't miss it, particularly for it's amazing gorges, and especially 12 [...]

Parga on the Sea

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00June 6th, 2014|Categories: Greece|

After being inland for so long crossing so much territory, we decided that we needed a bit of beach time.  So we drove away from Meteora, Greece and headed for the Ionian Sea to the west.  After about half an hour we found ourselves on the Greek freeway [...]

The Pinnacle Monasteries of Meteora

2019-01-02T21:10:16-07:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Greece|

  We finally tore ourselves away from Ohrid and Macedonia and headed the short distance into Greece.  Over time both together and individually we have pretty well scoured Greece by sea and by land, but of the top ten sights to see we had both missed one:  the [...]

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