Skyros is a lovely unspoilt Greek island in the Sporades group that includes the better known Skiathos, Skopelos & Alonnisos.
I miss Greece so much and Athens in particular. Here’s a picture of the Acropolis. I would definitely have no blues when I see this beauty again.
Railway Gazette have reported in September that there is going to be sizeable investment into train infrastructure in the Western Balkans. Agreement has been reached between Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to improve connections and journey times. Progress is definitely needed of course, but at a cost to the throwback […]
My train travel book is now available from Amazon. Travelling By Train Across The Balkans chronicles my trips over the past twenty years or so in the intoxicating region. It features train travel in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and European Turkey. The Balkan Peninsula conjures up […]
Ever since I first heard about the Corinth Canal as a kid I wanted to see it. The canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea and cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. The 4 mile […]
Greece shocked the world when they won Euro 2004, beating Portugal in the final in their own backyard. Unsurprisingly that has been the pinnacle of their achievements in international football since, though they have qualified for tournaments since. I love Greece, most especially the islands. Blue skies, azure sea and wonderful food. I’m dreaming now! […]
With the group stage now over there are a couple of rest days before the 8 last 16 ties. As there are no games, I thought I’d feature some of the European nations that did not qualify for the finals. Moldova Moldova is said to be the poorest nation in Europe. This is personified in […]
Corinth Canal, Greece
Skyros is a small island in the Sporades group that includes the better known Skiathos, Alonnisos & Skopelos. More traditional and less touristy than its neighbours, it is beautiful with sandy Aegean beaches, aromatic pine forests and a picture postcard town of white buildings & winding cobbled alleys. In fact it is a perfect destination […]
Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]