Travel Blogs from Finikounda
Great to see Peter Bishton and Bernard Bolt for two days. A very long breakfast at Gargarou. I think it lasted until about 2.30pm. Is that a record? In the evening we join other friends in Charakopio for another fantastic concert from french jazz/folk/blues quintet Troupa Soui. This time upstairs at Iannis and Foulis' taverna. Quieter concert this time with extremely dodgey sound system in the taverna and not as many people as Sunday. Never mind. Great ...
Into Koroni this evening with neighbours Ann and David for dinner and free concert by French group Troupa Sui, touring as part of Koroni Arts Festival. Absolutely fantastic evening of french folk, jazz, greek trad folk, argentininan, turkish, armenian, even Sweet Georgia Brown and the Sheik of ...
Beautiful Venetian castle (1200-1500AD) on the rock above Koroni, with views out to sea on three sides. Inside the curtain walls there is a convent and several churches of varying ages. Nuns still live up there and tend the most beautiful gardens into which visitors are always welcomed. We spend about three hours pottering around, enjoying the peace and cool, sitting in the shade of some lemon trees for our ...
Our local beach, 5 minutes down the lane. A small cove with a gently sloping sandy beach so the water is shallow a long way out. Great for an early evening walk with the dogs and their daily swim. As soon as we let them off the leads they run straight into the sea. If we are swimming they make little excursions out to join us. If I swim parallel to the beach King will swim along beside ...
... site with its own oracle and the enormous Temple of Zeus. The Zeus figure inside (long gone) was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We walked the stadium track, stood on the start line, and looked at the ruins of the 5 star hotel that catered to those wealthy enough not to camp outside the gates.
Just when we think we are getting closer to our next stop, we head up and over the next mountain ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet