Trips

Karsaniki needlework

A stitch in time

Embroidery doesn’t really float my boat. I absolutely do not intend to prepare a single decorative triangle for my daughter’s dowries. I’m sure they will be bitterly disappointed. But it’s one of two products that […]

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The waterfalls of Dimmosari, Nidri, Lefkada

We took a short drive from the villa to have a look at the Dimmosari waterfall.  What a wet and fertile valley we found!  The walk up to the waterfall is along a path for […]

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Harmony and Melody in Lefkada – the Violitzis Villas

Pa – li – o – ka – tou – na.  Paliokatouna – it’s such a great word.  It means, roughly translated, ‘old shack’ and refers to the rough, small houses which were built by […]

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Beautiful beach.  Nuff said.

Loving Lefkada – Beaches

‘The port of goats’ .  Not the most alluring title for a beach ever, is it?  Nonetheless ‘Porto Katsiki’ (ahh, now it sounds better) is named in the top 10 beaches in Greece. Like all […]

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Ship wreck Zakynthos Zante

The Shipwreck

‘Where are all these cigarettes from?’ ‘From the ‘Panayiotis’, the smugglers ship that got wrecked in the Bay of Spirili’. ‘Show me.’ It’s 1980-something.  Stavros Marmatakis is a photographer visiting a friend in the area.  […]

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The view down to the beach from our balcony

Tiny Tilos

On a whim and in search of some peace and quiet, I recently decided to take my family to Tilos for 3 days of glorious doing nothing.  Tilos is one of the smallest islands in […]

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Enjoy Rhodes, meet Halki.

I am sitting at a little cafe enjoying a refreshing iced-tea, just got in from Rhodes. All I can hear is some chatter at the “Kafeneion” and the sound of the water at the Jetty […]

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