Tag Archives: Greece

Old Fort, Corfu, Greece

Euro 2020 Rest Day 7 – Non Qualifiers Greece

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! […]

Moldovan Countryside Near Chisinau

Euro 2020 Rest Day 1 – Non-Qualifying Nations – Moldova, Greece & Norway

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – K is for Korinth Canal in Greece

Corinth Canal, 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