Glossa

Glossa is the second largest village on Skopolos after Skopolos town itself – but don’t expect a bustling metropolis! Glossa has great views out over Skopolos and is known as the Balcony of the Aegean. Built about 300 metres above Loutraki Port, this is a sleepy little hamlet set around a small village square. There’sContinue reading “Glossa”

Bonifacio

Hopping in the hire car again it’s onwards in our exploration of Corsica. This time we’re heading to the pretty town of Bonifacio. Located at Corsica’s southernmost tip, Bonifacio is a bustling harbour town with an impressive citadel. The town itself stretches along a narrow, top-heavy promontory where houses perch precariously along the cliff tops. The portContinue reading “Bonifacio”

Multitude of murals

As we continue our exploration of Orgosolo’s outdoor art gallery we come across everything from political and historical paintings to cubist style works. Below is a painted reproduction of a movie poster for the famous Bandits of Orgosolo, a 1960 Italian film drama directed by Vittorio De Seta that featured local shepherds as some ofContinue reading “Multitude of murals”

Ogling Orgosolo

Moving away from beaches for a while we’re heading to the isolated town of Orgosolo. Hidden in the midst of 1,000-metre-high mountains, surrounded by wild pine forests and a byword for lawlessness and kidnappers, Orgosolo is also an open air art gallery thanks to hundreds of murals that cover every wall, house and shop. PaintingsContinue reading “Ogling Orgosolo”

Marvellous Marbella

Last trip of our Spanish holiday now, a return to the lovely little town of Marbella. Despite it’s reputation as the go to place for vacuous reality stars it’s actually a wonderful place. Its beautiful old town is crammed full of character, whitewashed walls and splashes of hot pink bougainvillea draped across every surface. AsContinue reading “Marvellous Marbella”

Godshill

Nest up on our tour of the Isle of Wight is the beautiful little village of Godshill. It is full of charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main-street lined with traditional tearooms and quaint shops. This psychedelic little splash of joy is the Oracle Gallery.  It’s a cross between channel art, and guided meditation. AccordingContinue reading “Godshill”

Candles and candies

With a history that goes back more than 2000 years, Locronan was originally a sacred place for the celts known as a ‘nemeton’. It then became an important religious centre during the middle ages, and an important centre for the manufacture of sail-cloth for the local ship-building industry during the 16th and 17th centuries. TheContinue reading “Candles and candies”