Tag Archives: Greece

Monday Morning Blues – Skyros Island in 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 […]

The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

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, […]

The Volatile History Of The Balkan Peninsular

The Balkans region is a wonderful place to visit, being so full of history and contrasts. You can read about my travels there in my book available on Amazon. A brief history of the region appears in the book and is also shown below, giving you a flavour as to why this is such a […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

Train Tours Around Eastern Europe This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, some of which are featured in my book about train tours in the Balkans. 2006, Istanbul – Thessaloniki – Meteora – Skopje – Lake Ohrid – Nis – Sofia We were due to take a October […]

Pristina Train, Han I Elezit, Kosovo

Train Travel In The Balkans – A Reflection

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans It is now over 18 months since I published my book featuring train travel in every Balkan country. With train journeys anywhere off my agenda since February, it is with even greater fondness that I look back on past trips. Some of my most memorable Balkan journeys (all featured […]

Sunset Over The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Sunday Sunset – The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Every first Sunday of a month it’s time to post a sunset picture. Here we have the cradle of civilisation bathed in a warm orange glow.

Xania Harbour, Crete, Greece

Sunday Sunset – Xania, Crete, Greece

This month’s’ Sunday Sunsets photo comes from Xania (or Chania) on the Greek island of Crete. Why not pop over to Twitter #sundaysunsets to see other submissions from around the world? @wilburstravels

Monday Morning Blues – Aegean Ducks, Skyros, Greece

This weeks’ Monday Morning Blues shot is taken from the lovely Sporades island of Skyros. Less well known than nearby Skiathos & Skopelos, Skyros has fewer tourists and maintains a more authentic, idyllic feel. Why not join the MMB group over on Twitter by posting a weekly photo featuring the colour blue to help get […]

Sarande, Albania

Balkans Tour 2017 – Corfu to Southern Albania

As I continue to remain in the UK for the next month or two at least, I am reliving my 2017 Balkans tour. It started with a flight to Corfu……. Corfu, Greece It seemed that I was the only easyJet passenger en route to the Greek Island who would not be staying for a week […]

Kiev Monastery, Ukraine

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!