Xenia du Lac
Travel Blogs from Kastoria
... the maps I needed onto his netbook.
The standard of driving dropped dramatically when we entered Albania, we had to go right through the centre of the capital city Tirana,manic! Cars coming from every direction.
Our group expanded to six today with Scottish Mike joining us.Both Shayne and Mike had minor offs due ...
... by the trip and was very happy for us to sleep in his mother's garden and Told us all about his tours on motorbike. His 5yo daughter came down bearing ice creams for us and in the morning Albert brought us a bag of delicious hot cheesy pastries and yogurt. Such kindness and he wanted nothing but to hear about what we were doing in basic English. Restores one's faith in people!
On we went, following the coast down to near a town called Bar, again ...
From Thessaloniki we travelled to Kastoria, and waited there for the other bus who goes next to the camp!
We met Francesco there, very nice Swiss guy, who we became
friends with, in rainbow family! We met a latvian guy, a slovakian, polish, israelians and many more while we were on the bus, people have already started
to play music with all kind of instruments...like wooden flutes and santur, many drums and classical instruments! it was like heaven for us:) when we ...
... who is related to whom, how they are related, where they live, how many children they have or why they don't have children. She knows the history of the village from 1600. All her information came from her mother-in-law (Baba-Mara) who is my father's aunt and sister of Nicholas Pappas, the lexiographer. It's not clear how Anna knows all this information since Baba-Mara died 25+ years ago.
Anna took me to see my 88 yr. old second ...
Lechovo, the village of my paternal grandfather, with a current population of about 1200 people. suddenly appeared in our windshield as we turned on a short bend in the road. Nestled in the southeast foothills of Mt. Verno (Vitsiou) it is surrounded by thick forests consisting of oak, beech, and black pine. It is one of the few remaining "mastorohoria" which are villages of able stone builders that wandered across mainland Greece always ...
Other places to stay in Kastoria
Nikis 122, Nordkueste, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $59
Methodiou Anthrakiti, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $70
Antheon & Giasemion, Kastoria | 3 star hotelfrom $86
14 Editras, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $66
33 Mitropoleos Str., Kastoria | Hotelfrom $77
4rd Km. Kastoria - Athens (P.O.Box 184) , Kastoria | Hotelfrom $66
52 11th November St, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $45
Agiou Anastasiou 30, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $82
Egnatia 118, Kastoria | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Sidirochori, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $64