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: Waypoints
I’ve slowly become addicted to long distance walking. It started years ago, when I walked the Pennine Way. Later on, I completed the South West Coastal Path, though it took me five years or more, off and on. Then in … Continue reading
1001 things to do before you die…. How many years have I got left to fit them all in? Instant culture, instant tan, then a weekend of beer and oblivion in Prague to recover: I feel frazzled just thinking about … Continue reading
It was very early morning, with a full moon still bright above the mountains. We were sitting drinking coffee with Yorgos* the shepherd. He was from a small Albanian village, and had been working illegally in Greece for nine years. … Continue reading
We could see nothing for miles, not even a shepherd’s hut. Only mountains and forests. How different from our own crowded island! Here there was space for wildlife to prosper, remote from human contact. What I loved most were the … Continue reading
“Nature is changing,” the old lady said. “There’s been a plague of squirrels and they ate all the walnuts before we could harvest them. Usually, they’re killed off in the hard winter snows, but now they’re a real problem. And … Continue reading
They say the scars of war take three generations to fade. Maybe a civil war takes even longer. In the north, there were reminders everywhere of the German occupation and the civil war that followed. Once, walking along a remote … Continue reading