Why is Kaš so special for us?

We feel happy we made it to Kaš for a single reason: three kms offshore this Turkish resort town lies Kastellorizo, the easternmost island of Greece, which we had visited for the first time in our lives during our 2019 “greekoffroad” itinerary.  Last April we spent...

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 of the Ottoman empire. There where...

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 nostaglic as we had been here nine months before,...

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 today I confessed to Vula: “I don’t want to travel...

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 by foot in this beautiful...

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 goat skin as a writing surface,...

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 walk. From the...

A glimpse of Çanakkale

We stayed two nights in Çanakkale, the major port on the Dardanelles straight, battlefield of the 1915 "Dardanelles Campaign" and still one of the most important waterways on earth. We first found a parking spot on the beach on the outskirts of the town but we moved...

Istanbul, mother of all cities

The first time you will try to drive downtown will be an embarrassing experience. It's vast, it's huge, it's busy, so overwhelming. Whether you arrive from Greece or from Anatolia, you will enter the wider city complex while 40 kilometres will still remain to your...

We got a Carnet!

Good news today in Istanbul: we have just received our brand new Carnet de Passages issued by TCS - Touring Club Suisse! Everything worked like a Swiss clock. On 13/12/2019 we sent an email to Touring Club Suisse and in 2 hours 11 minutes we received the following...
Transfagarasan!

Transfagarasan!

It’s hard to spell and to remember the name:TRANS - FA- GAR - ASAN! It literally means it crosses the Fagaras mountains. These are part of...

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Taking a break in Sofia

Taking a break in Sofia

If you live in northern Greece - let's say in Thessaloniki - you can arrive in Sofia in just 3 hours from the straight motorway and the...

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Our first week in Bulgaria

Our first week in Bulgaria

Hello from beautiful Plovdiv - the ancient Phillippopolis - of Bulgaria. This is our first week in the country but it seems as if we left...

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09.09.19

09.09.19

The time has come, right? Our departure date is fixed. Let's see if we can really make it! 9 September 2019 we intend to leave...

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Destination central Greece

Destination central Greece

After 40 days in Thessaloniki here we are at Metsovo village, maybe the most visited in the whole region of Epirus. We skipped the modern...

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From Santorini with love

From Santorini with love

The landscape is magnificent. The island is continuously under construction. It's probably the most beautiful island in the world. It’s an...

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Best wild camping at Nisyros

Best wild camping at Nisyros

Nisyros, the volcanic island of the Aegean archipelago has a relaxed atmosphere and transmits a very special energy, also thanks to the...

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Two months at the Aegean sea

Two months at the Aegean sea

I write this while we wild camp in a lovely place, the Vathy - or Rina - port of Kalymnos island to celebrate two months of travel around...

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Bye bye Crete

Bye bye Crete

We spent almost a month in Crete and believe it or not it was not enough. We calculated we lost almost a week isolated in our camper for...

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Arrived in Agios Nikolaos

Arrived in Agios Nikolaos

Moires town was a great opportunity for Anastasia to meet new friends and a new teacher. Our daughter was welcome at the 2nd Primary...

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From Psiloritis to Matala

From Psiloritis to Matala

A day of contrasts. We slept at the entry of Anoyia village – the famous birthplace of many Cretan revolutionaries and inspiring musician...

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Only in Crete!

Only in Crete!

Foreign visitors can’t imagine Crete with snow. Let alone a mountain ski race to be organised every two years on Psiloritis mountain. The...

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Incredible Crete!

Incredible Crete!

This morning we woke up with a view to the beach of Elafonisi. We actually parked few metres from the water and this place reminded us a...

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Our last week at home…

Our last week at home…

This is our last week in a house with sofa, TV and washing machine... What are we thinking about, where are we going, how can we make it -...

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