From Alaçati to Sirinçe

From Alaçati to Sirinçe These two villages may be apparently totally different – the first is on the coast while the second on a mountain – but they are both connected by history: a Greek history.  Both Alaçati and Sirinçe were predominantly Greek villages...

Thank you Chios, see you again Greece!

Thank you Chios, see you again Greece! Our trip to Chios eventually was a pleasant break. We arrived here for health issues – Akis urgently needed to be operated in his inguinal hernia – but It was also an ultimate bye bye to our homeland. It was also...

Breaking news: sailing to Chios island!

Breaking news: sailing to Chios island! All these days – and this happens for the first time – I lost my energy for travelling. I don’t find the reason any more, it’s as if I don’t want to go on… I’ve been thinking about this for the last 2-3 days but only...

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike We stayed three nights in Izmir but forgive me for not having taken any quality pictures from the city to show you…  The reason is I was not in my best mood, because my inguinal hernia started annoying me these days. Of course we strolled...

A tour of Pergamon

A tour of Pergamon Almost all people who visit Bergama – the Turkish name for the ancient city of Pergamos – they do it for it’s well preserved Hellenistic and Roman ruins. The town who gave the name to parchment (“pergamini” in Greek) and pioneered the...

We love Ayvalik!

We love Ayvalik! Read here why we felt home in only three days we spent in Ayvalik! It feels different than any other resort town thanks to its low buildings. As a traditional town, nobody can build a third floor in Ayvalik. The seafront is always busy but pleasant to...