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Jul 13, 2013 - Ioannina Greece

Ioannina Greece 6-7th July We left lovely Lichnos after 2 very happy weeks, both the location and the memory will be long remembered. I had been very worried about getting the car and van up the zigzag slope from the campsite. It was as steep as the Tara Canyon where we had used the services of one of the local landrovers but the surface was good. All fellow campers said 'no problem', I think I unjustifiably felt my Peugeot was inferior to their Mercedes and Hondas! They were right - No Problem! We headed north towards Macedonia but had...

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Mar 18, 2013 - My trip to Greece

Hello Everyone, Today I decided to go to Loannina, Greece. The sights were phenomenal. I went to Olympia and I learned that the ancient Olympic Games were celebrated every 4 years. I also learned that jump rope is done in greece. The music in Greece is so beautiful and peace full. Today it was 62 degrease and it was cloudy but not very cloudy. Learning about Greece has been so much fun. The sights were so unique and pretty. I hope one day you can go to Greece and experience every thing that I experienced. Today is my first and last day in...

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Dec 13, 2012 - Ioannina

We woke late and as the cloud lifted we realised we were right next to a lovely lake looking across to some very high snow-capped mountains. This would be a great campsite in summer – we had it all to ourselves at this time of the year. We started off at noon, negotiating our way through the town of Ioannina, where people double-park at whim and pedestrians walk in the street unexpectedly (tricky when driving a big vehicle) and on to the A2 motorway. We headed high into the mountains through numerous tunnels, with snow all around, before...

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Dec 11, 2012 - Venice to Igoumenitsa, Greece

This morning we were up at 8.30 and checked out of Camping Venezia (a really nice campground with fabulous modern facilities at €33 a night) and it was a pleasant surprise to find that every fourth night is free. After a quick stop at the nearby Lidl (supermarket) we found our way to the Port of Venice and our Anek Lines ferry easily. We were early so after checking in and presenting passports Sue did the vacuuming and David sorted our Grecian campsite information while we waited in the queue. About 11.30am we were directed to our place on...

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Nov 4, 2010 - Ioannina

This was an amazing day’s driving. It was 22 degrees Centigrade and sunny all day so I didn’t mind wearing a skirt as required by our first stops: two monasteries in Meteora. They are perched on top of pinnacles of rock. The scenery would be enough to justify a visit but the monasteries are the icing on the cake. In each case there were a fair few steps to climb but that was good for us. Goods are hoisted in using pulley systems or (in some cases) a lift. We saw one basket hanging on a pulley but I am not sure if it is still in use. In the...

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Aug 20, 2010 - Itea & Delphi Greece

Friday, August 20 - Itea & Delphi Greece - Today, we went on an excursion to Delphi. I didn’t realize it was so far up in the hills. We had a tour guide who was very knowledgeable on Greek Mythology and history, however, we missed half of what he said as his accent was so heavy. It’s a shame, as he had so much information - I suspect he is a professor of Greek History, just based on how he presented his material. There are many stairs in Delphi. Delphi was an amazing city. The ancient ruins are among some of the most poplar and interesting...

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Jun 2, 2006 - Metsovo to Ioannina

The highlight of this area was the Zogoria Villages and our lodging - a brand new modern house in the country. Tucked into the Pindos range (3-2400m mountains) in Viko-Aoos National Park are 44 small villages known as the Zagorohoria. We rented a car and did a loop through many of the hamlet sites. The architecture blends right into the rock, fully slated-out homes with slate walk ways. We walked to an ancient monestary to get breathtaking views of the 900m, 10km long gorge. Further exploration had us doing some accidental 4X4ing on steep,...

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Jun 1, 2006 - Kistraki to Metsovo

From Kistraki we did a 73km (57km uphill), 6 hour ride, over Katara Pass (1700m) to charming Metsovo. Something we imagined seeing in Switzerland, the village of Metsovo is nestled into a lush green valley. Cool temperatures, light rain and the smell of wood-burning stoves and fresh bread made it pretty inviting to stay. The stone homes with wood accents, tree-lined centre plaza and handcarved wood products make this town a popular stop-over for tourists heading west. A tiny ski-hill nearby brings local tourism in the winter. Our patio,...

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Jul 27, 2005 - Itea, Greece

Today was a wonderful, interesting day...but extremely hot! We pulled into Itea, Greece today and the only reason for coming here is to see Delphi..the ancient ruins. We anchored and took the tender to shore and rented a cab to take us up to Delphi which is on top of a mountain...hard to believe they could build this civilization all the way up there. Visited the museum first which if full of Greek antiquities (sp?) from 200 - 400 BC. They are amazing. Then we began our hike through the ruins. It was nearly straight up hill and it was hot...

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Nov 25, 2004 - Ioannina, Greece

I found the hotel Paris when I got to town. What can I say? Bad bed, bad pillow, no heat. I was going to get out on the 8am bus the next day but couldn't make it. I waited until noon when I thought the next bus was. I was wrong and had to wait until 3:45 for the 3 hour ride to Kalambaka. So I walked around the old town that sits on a penninsula that juts out into a lake. Inside was the old (1600's) residence and mosque of Ottoman Turk Ali Pasha. It was being restored. I did a little shopping and afterward, I found a restaurant and decided...

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