Walking from Skaloma to Marathias

The only sound for much of the time was the gentle lapping of the Gulf of Corinth sea lapping at the grey pebbles as we walked from Skaloma to Marathias. Our walk was early morning as despite it being September the temperature in the Nafpaktos region of Greece is still high. It’s a gentle walk on a […]

6 Tips for visiting Athens

Visit in September when the temperature is beginning to drop. Explore early morning or evening when it is cooler and less people about. Visit the Acropolis early evening as it is cooler and makes it easier to climb, wear sensible walking footwear and enjoy the incredible views as the sun drops. The light is amazing. […]

Paralia Sergoylas, Greece – a photoblog

At last I had found one of those iconic white stone Greek churches set amongst olive trees and a bright cobalt sky as a backdrop. Staying near Skaloma on the Gulf of Corinth I was gradually exploring the nearby fishing villages and  Paralia Sergoylas was one of my favourites …… well it had to be after finding that church! […]

The Acropolis Museum

‘Can’t believe it’s only ten euros’ said the American behind me in the short queue and yes at just ten euros good value for money for entrance into the Acropolis Museum and an air-conditioned break from the 32C Athen’s heat. Not to be confused with the entrance to climb the fairly steep rock to reach […]

Skaloma, Greece – a photoblog

A strip of large grey pebbles separates the clear blue and turquoise sea from a neat crazy paved pathway along this pretty village. With water as clear as gin it invites swimmers to cool down from the hot Greek September sun. Quiet in September Skaloma is populated by mainly middle aged couples and retirees. The […]