In April we set off on our travels again, walking across Crete West to East. Sometimes we followed the E4 European trail, but with our own variations. Now we’re chilling out in the Taygetos mountains in the Peloponnese, just doing the occasional short hike. Check out our facebook page to get updates from the trail – and to see more news about hiking in Greece.
Category Archives: Diakopto to Levidhi
We sat in the cafe and watched the rain as we drank our breakfast coffee. There had been sheet lightning and a steady downpour all night, and we were grateful not to have had to camp. Night-time temperatures near freezing … Continue reading
When we started walking, people in the shops and cafes would wish each other “Happy Summer”, just as we’d say Happy Christmas or Happy Easter. Now they wished each other “Happy Winter!” In the little cafe at Kamenitsa, the stove … Continue reading
The plan was to reach Kleitoria by early afternoon, then head off straightaway, camping somewhere down the valley. Alan was with me again, but we’d decided not to walk from Ano Mousounitsa. The weather forecast was mixed, with serious flooding … Continue reading
I’d been walking alone ever since Diakopto. Alan was back in Kalamata, still feeling bruised and fragile, waiting till he could have his stitches out. The weather had been tantalisingly beautiful, and I was keen to make the most of … Continue reading
Holly oak is an improbable bush, with acorns nestling among shiny green holly leaves. It forms an impenetrable and prickly scrub across the dry mountains of the Peloponnese, encroaching on pasture and making footpaths impassable. Even where it has been … Continue reading