Archive for the ‘Athens’ Category

A-Z of My Favourite Holiday Destinations: Athens

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 11, 2020 – 13:02

I’ve been inspired by Victoria Hislop’s current project on Twitter – She’s tweeting an A-Z of her favourite places in Greece. Many places I’ve been to, many I haven’t.

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Athens to Ioannina in 5 Hours

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 7, 2020 – 08:21

I drove my own car to Greece last year but this holiday is the first time I’ve rented a car abroad (not counting Cyprus where they drive on the left) and driven in a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side.

It’s Raining In Lefkada :: Βρέχει στην Λευκάδα

Icon Written by Fred Hart on June 3, 2019 – 21:45

The change in the weather meant I had gone from 28 degrees, clear skies, Sunny in Glyfada; when I filled up with petrol in Athens I was greeted with a very cheerful: «Καλημέρα, καλή εβδομάδα, καλό καλοκαίρι» (Good morning/week/Summer) to being greeted with Καλό χειμώνα (= Good winter) in Lefkada.

To Glyfada :: Προς Γλυφάδα

Icon Written by Fred Hart on June 2, 2019 – 22:06

Today saw the start of the long journey North, back to Gloucestershire – but not before spending most of the morning and early part of the afternoon on the beach at Galissas / Γαλησσάς.

Αθήνα – 2η Μέρα: Η Αλλαγή Φρουράς, Το Πολεμικό Μουσείο και η Παραλία Γλυφάδας

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 9, 2018 – 22:27

It was a warm day today, so when I got down to the coast – although most locals were sitting on the benches in their coats, hats, scarves and gloves, for me it was warm enough to go for a paddle, followed by a short swim.

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Το Σαββατοκύριακο στην Αθήνα

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 8, 2018 – 17:16

Ιt felt like an English spring day and it was warm enough that I could take my coat off. Warm enough that I forgot that we are only 2 and a bit weeks away from Christmas.

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Athens to Halkida

Icon Written by Fred Hart on October 21, 2016 – 19:57

The weather in Greece at this time of year isn’t exactly cold, but it is the sort of weather where you might want to have a jumber with you. In the sunshine it is pleasantly warm – like an English spring day.

Overnight Stop in Athens

Icon Written by Fred Hart on October 20, 2016 – 21:31

This is in fact the first time I have been to Greece ‘out of season’. It is that time of year when the nights are drawing in, temperatures are dropping and the tourists are leaving.

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Last Morning in Athens and Back to Lefkada

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 16, 2016 – 18:26

After breakfast this morning we checked out of the hotel, leaving our luggage in their store room to collect later. We headed down on to the Underground to go and spend our last morning in Central Athens.

Sunset from Mt. Lykavittos

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 15, 2016 – 21:34

We left the Underground at Syntagma/Σύνταγμα and walked through the Kolonaki/Κολωνάκι district, going up Ploutarchou/Πλουτάρχου Street until we reached the cable car which goes up the mountain.

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