Tag Archives: Greece

It’s A Marble

In late 2014 I went to the marvellous Acropolis Museum at the foot of the Ancient Acropolis in Athens whilst in January 2016 I paid a visit to the Acropolis itself to get the perspective of what I had read about. You can read my account and see some photos from these visits by clicking […]

2016 Gone, 2017 Beckons

As is the norm as around this time of year, travel reflection and anticipation are the order of the day. So did 2016 live up to travel expectations? Well I did not get any further than Europe, but count myself satisfied in the wanderlust department even though I have a burning desire to go further […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, which form the basis of my second published work ‘On The Beaten Track’, available as an e-book download or a printed tome from Amazon. In all the book gives an account of over 15,000 track kilometres in the region, with a […]

Friday Photo 37

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games, commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus. Its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and it has been part of the modern […]

Sunday Photo 32

To end my little run of Greek Friday & Sunday photos, this is a photo taken in Rhodes in 1998. The windmill is located at the harbour entrance where the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, would have once stood. Notice the cruise ships in the background – these were […]

Friday Photo 31

Visitors to Athens are always intrigued when they see the soldiers guarding the main parliament building off Syntagma Square. Do not be fooled by the effeminate looking uniforms – these soldiers are amongst the elite with recruitment criteria the toughest in the Greek military.

Sunday Photo 31

The island of Skyros is perhaps the least known of the Sporades Islands with Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos being more popular with holidaymakers. Despite that, Skyros is a wonderful gem and well worth a visit if you want to experience an unspoiled, authentic Greece. This picture was taken from one of the many lovely beaches […]

Friday Photo 30

Its not often that you see ducks in the sea – on the island of Skyros in Greece it seems that salt water isn’t foul to fowls (apologies for the pun!).

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

Orthodox Easter Sunday Photo

Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox Calendar. As Mrs Wilbur is an Athenian we keep the many Greek Easter traditions alive. The meal today will be roast lamb with the table also augmented with hard-boiled eggs dyed red. The red dye represents the blood of Christ spilt for the greater good and of course […]