Greece, travel

Αλόννησος. Alonnisos

I am sure some of you if not many are already planning their summer holidays in Greece.

Some travel tips would probably help you with the place choice and the way of getting to it.

Sporades are, no doubt, worth visiting. They are situated to the north-east from Evia.

Let’s take Alonnisos. A very green island othewise called Liadromia has numerous fantastic beaches. The fastest and the cheepest way to get there is by a ferry from the tiny port Kymasi, Mantoudi, on the Evia island. One way trip per person costs around 20 euros.

For sure, you will find many rental proposals. Air_bnb has some good options: the householders propose their apartments from 33 euros per night. The prices on the Booking_com are reasonable as well: from 45 euros per night. Greek real estate sites have got nice choice, like a villa for 73 euros per night.

Here is an aerial video from Alonnisos island.

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Do not hesitate to discover new places and share your experience. Kali diamoni! Enjoy your stay!

Alonissos island, Sporades
photo from here
Greece

Sweet dreams

Dreaming about Greece this summer.

May my greams come true.

Looking for a job since december.

No job in Paris for me this winter.

Maybe tomorrow? Hope for tomorrow.

Euboia, Greece, nature

Archampoli

This name of the place in South-Eastern Evia is translated as the “ancient city”. There is no city, and even no village, only some remnants of the old mines and the polis that existed long ago. And a church. It takes about two hours by car (50 km) from Karystos to the tiny village Thymi, composed of around five houses. You have to leave your car on the ground road just above the village, and to walk down taking more water with you because this part of the island is wild, dry and waterless. Do not even dream about taverna or something like that – you will find neither a place to eat nor a shop. This land is completely abandonned, and that’s what attracts me so much in it.

It seems that the houses in Thymi look and are built exactly according to the ancient houses’ model. This is a small bit of the Classical period lost in time. There is a marked path from Thymi. There’s nothing difficult in following it, going towards the rocks over the sea. However, when you go above the rough dynamic sea, beware of the wind. It is really strong. And if you’re not gone with the wind, your sleeping pad has all chances to fly far and deep.

It takes one hour to get to Archampoli.

There’s a beach, and there’s no one on the beach.

Only the wind. And the deeply excited Aegean, ανακατεμένη η θάλασσα, and you rock on the waves and cry and laugh in purely childish joy.

You spend the night amidst the elements, and wake up with the sunrise, and realise once again that you’re a small human creature in a postcard that became a real reality.

food, Greece

Greek yogurt

Παραδοσιακό πρόβειο γιαούρτι

Do you still buy yogurts and other milk products in the supermarkets?

I am not a food designer, but hope this pic will attract and persuade you.

This is local yaourti made of sheep milk. We buy it at one kafenio in K., in Evia. It is different from the one made in Evia, Gimno, and sold in the supermarkets and small pantopoleia. 

It is more tasty, more fat, more liquid, with a slight flavor of cinnamon. I would only eat the scum of it… A little bit more expensive: 5 euros for 1 kilo.

One kilo for two persons is almost nothing, because we finish it the next day. Find the same yogurt on your island and enjoy it!

Greece, tourism, travel

Winter holidays

Don’t forget about winter holidays! Choose Greece and do not hesitate to contact me for a quick search of comfortable accomodation for reasonable prices. I could also arrange transfer from Athens airport.

Be free and fly!

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South Euboia cloud. Photo taken in summer 2017
Euboia, Greece

Wild is the wind

Paximada is a promontory on the South Euboia. At this point the seasonal summer north wind meltemi, μελτέμι, exceeds 100 km/hour. The sea becomes rough and dynamic, you feel sand and rock dust on your teeth, you can’t walk vertically, the air is full of music of spheres, finally, meltemi can just take you like a sand grain and throw into the sea. This almost happened to me once, but I grabbed the air with my terrified hands, and that was what saved me from the falling from the rock. Victim of the small stones shrapnel, I got red bruises on my legs… What an adventure!

food, France, Greece, restaurant

Death metal day

I would describe this day at Mavrommatis as the “death metal”: furious hunger, crowds of clients. Where were they yesterday??? The scroogest of the scrooge left something. 4 euros for me + 3 Melina + 2 Djibrine + 2 Ammara + 1,5 Raluca + 2 Mamadou + 1,5 Mila.

After I finished I handed my letter saying that I quit this job. Vassilis, my boss, asked me why. Because, I say, my exhaustion is THAT BIG while my salary is that small. He did not try to negotiate nor asked me to change my opinion, nor promised to find a solution.

Chloe and Melina – Lumière and Black Beauty – really, sincerely regret I’m leaving… I understand, you do what you want, but I already miss you so much! told me Melina… the girl who criticized me all these three months!

I love them too. I’ll miss them too…