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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Katakolo June 3rd 2014

Katakolo is the next stop and we are not planning to go to Olympia as we are a little 'ruinsed' out so we decided to just go ashore and explore the little port town. As Pam has some work to do we found a great little café with wifi and settled in. Great coffee and we spent maybe 3 hours ashore before heading back to the boat and the pool.... read more
Katakolo House
Katakolo Main Street
Katakolo Waterfront Cafe

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Katakolo May 4th 2014

Today’s port is Katakolon in western Greece. This is the port for access to the site of Ancient Olympia and we had booked a transfer with Katakolon Express. These guys came well recommended online and were about a fifth of the price being charged by Holland America. The only thing is you have to wait a bit while they try to drum up extra business on the pier as everyone gets off the boat. About 45 minutes later we were on our way to Olympia. Everyone knows Greece has been hit pretty hard by the GFC and it shows in places. The shops at the pier are full of course but as you travel through the towns, shopfronts are mostly empty, car dealerships have no cars there and there are even quite a few houses or ... read more
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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Katakolo October 24th 2013

We arrive in the small fishing village of Katakolon just before 10am. The main reason for coming here is it's proximity to the ancient site of Olympia where the first Olympics were held. Nothing like the Olympics we know today. Firstly they were Pan-Hellenic and not international, which is just as well as I am sure the Jamaicans were as fast back then as now. We decided that we would not do Olympia as after Dubrovnik, Santorini & Athens we were a bit tour weary. Instead we had a leisurely breakfast before going ashore to visit the small town. It was very small consisting of one street and one small waterfront pathway. However, this one street consisted of a variety of small and interesting shops. All kinds of gifts shops from the usual low cost tacky ... read more
View from taverna
Stray cat
Greek Salad and Tzatziki

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 16th 2013

We've taken so many photos we're going to share some more from Vancouver and our beaut time there with Rob and Gill Cobban and daughters Jenni and Kati.... read more
Vancouver, Deep Cove
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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 16th 2013

Yia su, which means hello, all. Got woken this morning by the cellphone tone and got the news of the earthquake in Wellington. It sounds damn scary and we hope all our friends and rellies have escaped with no damage to their houses. It's times like these we wish we didn't have a pole house on an unstable hillside. We're leaving Paleros a day early as we have to get out of the apartment tomorrow. So we are taking another taxi to the port city of Igoumenitsa, spending a night there and catching a ferry to Corfu the next day. We've been able to add an extra day to the hotel ... read more
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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Vonitsa August 14th 2013

Yia Su all I keep forgetting to caption photos but they pretty much speak for themselves so I don't think that needs a big apology unlike my mea culpa over the typos. We've been in Paleros for three nights and I'm writing this on the 5th night just before I hit the sack. It's a problem writing these after we've been out to dinner as I find the thinking a bit blurred at times. It's Gavin's fault. The local red wine here is cheap; it seems to be mainly available in one litre plastic bottles for a couple of Euro so it's not surprising that we connoisseurs pick up on that pretty quickly. Hence my fumblings at times on the "keyboard". Like all good capitalists we hired a taxi from Athens to Paleros. 400 euros for ... read more
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Beachside Taverna
Paleros

Europe » Greece » West Greece » Lakkopetra July 14th 2013

Hey guys, we are now in the eastern countries which is pretty cool,Sun13th made me think of grandad, nana mcfarln and snow. Heres some pics... read more
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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Amfilochia July 12th 2013

Friday 12th just been to Meteora, Greece which was beautiful. We went into a couple of monasteries built up on these cliffs, unbelieveable how they have built them. We stayed in a nice hotel except the wifi didnt work very well. Tonight we are going to kavalla, greece which is our last stop before we go to the east, starting on Turkey. Havent spoken to brent in a few days which is a bit stink so hopefully hes all good. We have new people on the bus which is nice to break it up a bit, more ausis. Love aunty eggie xxOn the bus we have been watching a series called the inbetweeners, milly i reakon you'll like that.... read more
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Europe » Greece » West Greece » Olympia July 10th 2013

Monday 8th july, heading on the ferry to mykonos which is meant to be party island, bit nervous and excited. In greece we had pasteries called baklava which was yummy, the best food i have had so far is in Greece, last night we had misaka and taziki yum!. So far i have started picking up the ausi accent, not happy about it, but got them liking nz sounds. Apparently a cactus by the door is good luck, which is what we had at the plim flat so we'll keep that up. Yesterday we went to the corirth canal in greece which was quite cool, i got some good photos on my camera. We got some more new people last night one more boy and 4 girls so now we have four boys all together poor ... read more
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