Postcard from Greece; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

It seems that choosing a suitable image for this photography series is getting increasingly difficult with each destination. The choice of a picture to represent Greece has been the toughest so far. Eventually this image from Mount Athos seemed most appropriate, the religious peninsula which is home to hundreds of Byzantine monks and a place where women aren’t even allowed …

Exploring stylish but quaint Agios Nikolaos, Crete

I have the unusual luxury of having plenty of time to explore the resort of Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete, Greece. Many trips involve racing around often attempting to fit as much into the visit as possible, with very little leisuretime. They are often roadtrips stopping off at several cities or towns, fitting in walking tours, visiting museums …

Airlines – Do they give a damn?

Returning from a recent trip from Greece my flight from Athens was delayed by nearly 3 hours. There was a plane fault which eventually required a switch of aircraft, not the airlines fault and the sensible decision was taken. I had booked an on-going train journey to Manchester however and had allowed 3 hours but the ticket was non –transferrable. …

Postcard from Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki

Getting a clear view of the sprawling metropolis of Greece’s second city Thessaloniki is not an easy task. Most views whilst not actually obscured are spoilt by numerous cables and television antennas which are difficult to ignore or avoid. This view from high above the city is probably one of the best. It is only a section of the city …