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Europe » Greece » Pelopennese May 27th 2022

Entlang der Straße, Ausnahme Autobahn, gibt es in meist kurzen Abständen Bildstöcke, das sind in Griechenland kleine Kirchen. Man kann sie im Beton Geschäft kaufen oder im Gartencenter. Es gibt einige Varianten in Bezug auf Größe und lyell, aber im Prinzip ist es halt eine griechische Kirche. Größenmässig geeignet für Puppenhochzeiten. Daneben gibt es Kapellen, in die man reingehen kann. Und in den Dörfern ist meist eine neue, große Kirche und ein paar kleine Kapellen. Die Bildstöcke sind an manchen Stellen der Erinnerung an ein Unfallopfer gewidmet. Ein Foto zeigt dann einen lachenden jungen Mann oder es steht ein kleines Motorrad im Inneren. Andere enthalten nur ein Heiligenbild. Die kleinen Bildstöcke sind wohl für kurze Gespräche mit Gott, wenn man nur schnell eine Frage hat. In schwierigeren Angelegenheiten kann man in eine Kapelle gehen. Wenn die ... read more

Europe » Greece May 27th 2022

Die Fähre von Patras ging 11.59, also hatte ich einen ruhigen Vormittag im Kokoni Beach Hotel. Ich lernte dort eine Missionarsfamilie kennen, die griechischen Ursprungs sind, in Uganda missionieren. 4 leibliche Kinder, zwei schwarze Mädchen aus Uganda adoptiert. Er Arzt. Sie war eine interessante Frau, aber für mein Gefühl war Gott zu viel im Gespräch. Es gab kein Thema, bei dem sie sich icht sicher war, dass Gott da... read more

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Arkadia May 25th 2022

Viele Kilometer am Meer entlang, nur schöne Ausblicke. Ich wünsche mir, dass ich sie mitnehmen kann. dann eine Tankstelle mit Autowäsche, so richtig mit Wasser. Und da griff ich zu. Für 5 Euro eine blitzsaubere Florentine. Es besteht nämlich theoretisch die Möglichkeit, dass ich meinen Bruder auf der Heimfahrt am Samstag treffe. Und da will ich nicht getadelt werden. Als ich nämlich vom Nordkap heimkam, ganz direkt, noch nicht daheim gewesen, da kam er raus um mich zu begrüßen. Jetzt hätte er ja sagen können : 'Wie wars am Nordkap?' oder 'Gute Fahrt gehabt?'. Nein. Er knurrte nur:'Motorrad ist dreckig.' Das war zwar richtig, aber frustrierend. ... read more
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Europe » Greece May 24th 2022

Greece is one of the most loved summer destinations in Europe. And there's no wonder why when you think how many beautiful islands it has. But out of all of them, what are the best ones to visit? Let's find out! 01. Crete Crete is not only the largest island in Greece, but it's also one of the most beautiful ones. Here you will find two of Europe's pink sand beaches: Elafonisi beach and Balos. Given the size of the island, it's probably best to pick an area to visit. I would suggest you go for the western part because this way it will be easier to visit Chania, the former capital and its charming old Venetian port and the two pink beaches, as well as Samaria Gorge. And if you are wondering if it's better ... read more

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese May 24th 2022

Von Monamvasia aus fuhr ich 5 Std nach Norden. Die Straße war hervorragend ausgebaut, existierte aber weder im Navi noch auf der Karte. Die Dörfer, durch die ich kam, waren menschenleer. Aber immerhin nutzten zahlreiche deutsche wohnmobile die gute Straße. Als ich müde war, hielt ich vor einem kleinen Laden. Bett fragte ich. Bett vorhanden, 20 Euro. Nicht grad modisch eingerichtet, aber blitzsauber. Hier sah ich eine elega te Art der Autoreinigung. Einfach mit einem starken Luftstrahl aus dem Kompressor den Staub wegblasen, mit einem weichen Tuch drüber gehen, fertig. Es regnet ja im Sommer nicht, da werden die Autos nur staubig. Alle Häuser haben den Stromzähler außen. Was natürlich für den Herrn von EON praktisch ist. Er. USS nicht rumlaufen und erst mal Karten einwerfen, die sein Kommen am 24.11. Aa kündigen und mit der ... read more
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Europe » Greece » Crete » Elounta May 23rd 2022

Within the last few weeks we have visited Crete a few times, but usually we are docked in Souda Bay to visit Chania. This cruise we stopped at new place a bit further east called Aghios Nikolas. Here I signed up for a short hike from the town of Elounda to Kolokithia Beach. When we left Aghios it was raining pretty heavily, but once we arrived in Elounda the sky cleared and the sun came out. The hike was an easy one, walking through the town and then heading over to the Island of Kolokithia. Only for the last bit the ground became a bit uneven and we had to watch our steps. The views of the bay were breathtaking, with water so clear and blue that you could see all the way to the bottom. ... read more
Hiking to Kolokithia
After a quick swim
Kolokithia Beach

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 22nd 2022

Hot day here. I walked to the beach and decided to take the boat ferry to Piraeus. A better choice than trying to hike up that huge hill, and it was going to be too hot to lay around. I was told it was five euros for the boat ferry. I had time to go buy a hat for some protection from the rays. The boat came to shore and we crawled up the ladder (good thing I was wearing walking sandals). On the boat the fellows demanded seven euros 'What?!! I was told five at the Hook store' One of the guys explained that the price of gasoline was more expensive now. He got on the phone to warn the business owners. It was a pleasant trip traversing the water, rounding the outcrop. Amazing to ... read more
On the water
Early morning
nice place to wait

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini »  Ia May 21st 2022

Took the bus to Oia this morning, seeking THAT photo of the three blue tops of churches. Yeah, I spent weeks working on a puzzle of Oia this winter. It had too many blue pieces, and after I completed the town with its famous blue-domed churches and landscape, I gave up on the blue sky and clouds. This morning, I was eager to see those private balconies with pretty coloured gates and flowers in terracotta pots surrounding the churches. Nobody mentioned the hair-pin turns around steep cliffs during the drive to Oia. Whew! I did not have a window seat, but did try to snap a couple of photos. On the way back, the bus took the lower road where we could see lovely beaches and parched farmland. At first I thought I was on the ... read more
near end of town
blue domes
First sign

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 21st 2022

This afternoon I took the bus to Akrotiri to see the archeological site of town that was destroyed by volcanic explosion nearly 4,000 years ago, but survived enough to be dug up now. I took photos of the landscape so you can see the height of the ash and pyroclastic fallout from that explosion. Lucky for us, there was a water way that, over time, eroded and exposed this town. I'm going to upload the pictures and put notes on just a few of them for now. I'm tired but happy. I've covered every site on my list. Perhaps the biggest thrill was walking amongst the building of this archeological dig. I sat on a bench and just breathed it all in. And I got away with touching a few walls. *chuckling outloud* I did stop ... read more
South end of island
Drop off
nice coast

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira May 20th 2022

Today I put myself in that classic postcard view. I took the bus to Fira and walked over to the caldera view. OMG Stunning! I just had to have an expensive coffee on the edge of an expensive restaurant balcony. Then I ordered a Greek salad, to extend the stay, though the waitresses were uber friendly and would have let me stay. There were people waiting for these premier tables. It is surreal, sitting there, overlooking the caldera that exploded and destroyed the Minoan city. I wonder how many people know this history as they admire the view. A really sad fact is that over fifty percent of the people sitting in this beautiful balcony with outstanding views were on their cell phones. Freaks! What a sad lot. There was a girl around ten who sat ... read more
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