Mamma Mia we’re in for a climb with the next sight seeing stop . . . we’re heading to the tiny chapel of Agios Ioannis Kastri. Made famous for being the little church in the Abba inspired film Mamma Mia – it’s where the high octane matriarch Donna (played by the ever marvellous Meryl Streep)Continue reading “Agios Ioannis Kastri”
We’ve spent seven days on Skiathos so we’re now on the move to the next smaller island of Skopolos. The islands are well served by regular ferries so we’re onboard and off!
As with all Greek Islands, Skiathos has a lovely old capital town (chora) full of maze like alleys, colourful flowers and a plethora of cafes, shops and eateries. The harbour has a view of the Bourtzi fortress and an attractive tumble of white washed houses. We meander upwards to discover where the locals live asContinue reading “Skiathos town”
My favourite beach of the trip so far is Mandraki Elis beach. A white sandy sweep of sand. There’s a nice beach front restaurant where we snaffle some fries and soak up the view.
Aselinos beach is next in our sandy sights and its another corker – as per all of the Skiathos beaches so far. It is protected by the green mountain of Kounistra and is surrounded by verdant hills and pine forests that offer a unique natural setting.
We briefly stop off at the tiny Panagia Ikonistria monastery between beaches. Cared for by a tiny, old lady, it is full of icons, strong local coffee and cats – perfect! Hubby’s made another fuzzy feline friend!
Next on the Skiathos beach hitlist is another tiny wild one at Mikros Aselinos. Down a rickety set of steps to another windswept stretch of lovely sand.Mikros Aselinos or Small Aselinos is a petite sandy beach right next to the larger Megalos Aselinos beach on the north coast of Skiathos. There’s a lovely sand duneyContinue reading “Mikros Aselinos”
The Monastery of the Annunciation, commonly known as the Evangelistria Monastery, is a monastery dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary which sits on a hillside some 4 km north of Skiathos town. The monastery was founded in 1794 by a group of Kollyvades monks, who had left the monastery of Mount Athos afterContinue reading “Panagia Evangelistria”
It finally happened! After nearly TWO WHOLE YEARS of not being allowed out of the country, in September 2021 travel restrictions were finally lifted and we were out of the UK like a shot! Heading for a fortnight’s Greek island hopping. Starting off in Skiathos then ferry boating to the smaller islands of Skopolos andContinue reading “The great escape!”
We’ve nearly come to an end of our Kefalonian adventure, from way back in 2019 (when we were allowed to travel – sigh) And there’s no better place to end than in the picture postcard perfect Greek paradise of Kioni. Its glorious waters are just too tempting and we both have a wonderful splash aboutContinue reading “Kioni – Kefalonian perfection”