Category Archives: Greece

Faris Hotel Revisited January 2018

This is the view from our room at the Faris Hotel, as it was in the middle of January 2018. Luckily there was no snow on the approach road as there had been in previous years. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t … Continue reading

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A quick trip along the Athenian Riviera

Last week the heat in Athens was almost unbearable, so when I was asked where I wanted to go to eat, I immediately said “Somewhere with a breeze and trees.” My friend knew the exact spot: Lazarou Taverna in Aghia … Continue reading

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Back to the Faris Hotel, Laconia

A few days before Easter, we went back to the Faris Hotel in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece, to spend Easter there. One reason was that we had had such a good time there the year before.  However, I can always find … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016!

Well, I can’t say that I’m not glad to see the back of 2016. For me, February was a particularly horrendous month. However, I got through it. How, eludes me! March was better and so was April. There were trips … Continue reading

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From Athens to the Peloponnese and back

This return trip from Athens to the Peloponnese is now a very familiar one. Sometimes, when the wind is blowing away from the road, we stop at Kineta, where the oil refinery belches out its acrid smoke. We can’t take … Continue reading

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My own Athenian ghost story (Part 1)

The Hotel Acropolis House has changed since I first stayed there way back in 1985. It’s in my favourite area of Athens, Plaka. I had been living on Mykonos for 18 months, but had decided to go and teach in … Continue reading

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And the Booze Arrived in a Taxi

Last weekend, (13th November 2016) it was the Athens Marathon. When this event takes place, the city centre is closed to traffic, as the race ends at the old Olympic stadium. That being the case, my friends can’t ply their … Continue reading

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