Athens took me a little by surprise or maybe just occupied a void of imagination. It doesn't fit into the pattern of London, Paris, Rome etc. It's a much smaller, intimate city which has much more in common with likes of Leeds and Manchester. Sure, for the most part it's not an architectural wonder, it's … Continue reading Athens, Greece; October 2016
This is the largest citadel in Europe. We didn't have a lot of time, but it was worth exploring. Lots of empires have been here: Athenians, Spartans, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans etc.
Galaxidi is a pleasant, sleepy town on the Gulf of Corinth. It's built round the nucleus of an old village perched on top of a small rise which has streets of typically greek houses radiating out. We didn't have too long here, but it was nice to wander and then found a taverna with boisterous … Continue reading Galaxidi, Greece; October 2016
Apparently Zeus worked out that Delphi was the centre of the world by setting off two eagles from the extremities of his domain and seeing where they met. Seems flawless to me and I assume those cars we all think Google are photographing streets are actual perpetually colliding to map the world accurately. Delphi's provenance aside … Continue reading Ancient Delphi, Greece; October 2016