Mainland travel

Mainland travel

Hiking in the Pelion region of mainland Greece. A great all year destination

Hiking in Pelion, Greece

Pelion is a mountainous area in the south east part of the Thessaly region of mainland Greece (Thessaly being in Central Greece). In mythology, Mount Pelion was home to the Centaurs - those mythical half man/half horse creatures.
Wine Tasting and Nature in Central Greece

Wine Tasting in Greece

We continue with a look at 'Greece Out of Season' through wine tasting in Central Greece, and experience local culture through weaving - although in reality, Greece is never out of season...it's a 365 day destination with many different activities.
Hosios Loukas Monastery - Central Greece

UNESCO Monastery and Archaeological Site – Hidden Greece

Greece is such a diverse country offering - besides climate; culture, tradition and a real feel of getting away from it and stepping back in time. Come and read more and be tempted to discover more that this diverse country has to offer.
Cape Sounio Luxury Hotel, Grecotel © Grecotel Hotels. Situated about 50 miles outside of Athens, right by the Temple of Poseidon. Luxury at its best

Grecotel Cape Sounio – your luxury outside Athens

I'd stayed at a Grecotel hotel before, the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso hotel on the Greek island of Kos.  Here I was introduced to the Grecotel concept: the fact it's a Greek hotel chain,...
Things to do in Nafpaktos - Greece. A beautiful destination in Greece's mainland.

Nafpaktos- mainland Greece

With a castle and the Rio-Antirrio cable bridge - one of the world's longest multi-span cable bridges and the longest fully suspended bridge, at 2250 meters, Nafpaktos, located just opposite the Peloponnese area of Greece and approx a 3 hour drive from Athens makes for a great weekend break.
Methana in the Peloponnese region of Greece. A perfect weekend trip from Athens. And even near Poros island.

Discovering Methana in the Peloponnese

**Updated JUL17** During my stay at Live-Bio in the Galatas area of the Peloponnese in Greece, I was afforded the opportunity to visit the relatively unknown seaside town of Methana. Where is Methana? Methana is a town...

Enjoying the Foods of Pelion

My recent sojourn to Pelion in Mainland Greece included a trip around the traditional villages and hiking around the beautiful region.  When visiting a country and region, what I enjoy the most is sampling...

The Villages of Pelion – Greece

Ahh Greece: culture, islands, tradition and aesthetic beauty.  As followers of my site will know, I am a huge Grecophile and love all things Greek.  I particularly love exploring new destinations and showcasing them...

Orini Nafpaktia- Jazz in the Greek Mountains

I've already written what a weekend in Nafpaktos, central Greece was like: relaxing, stunning scenery and only about a three hour drive from Athens.  That same weekend, Go Nafpaktia offered the Travel Bloggers Greece the...

Explore the Top 7 Wonders of Greece

As one of the major cradles of Western civilisation, Greece laid claim to many of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, all of these incredible creations from pre-history have vanished, with the notable...

Rejuvenate at Live-Bio, Greece

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Through friends of friends of friends (as is the way in Greece), I came to hear about Live-Bio and was put in touch...

Korikion Andron Cave and Delphi – Central Greece

After waking up bright and early in my gorgeous apartment at Hotel Elafivolia in Arachova, my day started with a surprise visit to yet another 'hidden gem' - arranged by Fly Me To The...

Greece Out Of Season – Around Mount Parnassos

We all know, by now, that there is more to Greece than islands, sunshine and sand.  I didn't realise quite how much more, until I was invited on a specialised trip by luxury Greece...

Villa Vager in the Peloponnese

The weekend of 06FEB16 I was invited to be hosted by Nikolas and Marina Vager in their boutique, homely establishment Villa Vager. "I wondered lonely as a cloud" In Levidi, #Peloponnese in #Greece. A beautiful...

Hiking in the Agrafa Mountains – Central Greece

As part of our Travel Bloggers Greece weekend away at Montanema Handmade Village, we were afforded the opportunity to take a walk (rather hike!) deep into the ravine valley of the Agrafa Mountains, where Montanema is...

Montanema Handmade Village – Central Greece

Many of you will know that I belong to a great travel blogging network - Travel Bloggers Greece.  We're a group of bloggers who aim to share our knowledge and help promote Greece to...

A trip (again) to Nafplio, Greece

Back in May 2013, I had the pleasure of visiting Nafplio in the Peloponnese area of Greece.  I wrote about the old capital here. Today I was afforded the opportuntity to visit it again, this...

M is for Meteora

Meteora is in Central Greece and a UNESCO protected World Heritage site.  I went there at Orthodox Easter 2009 and didn’t regret not going to a Greek Island instead. You see, as the pictures will...

Next bus out of here

Fishing boat with nets It's hot, still, in Athens - 32 degrees C today.  As I don't start teaching till next week (Monday), I thought I'd take myself off somewhere again.  But I didn't want to...

Levadia, Viottia. My first experience of Greece

It struck me that I've been writing this blog for about a year now and followers will have gleaned that I am based in Greece, after having left Cairo.  But, I never mentioned my first 'port...

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