Greece

Northern Greece

Chopping wood with a great view

Chopping wood with a great view

Athens had ended exceedingly badly with a robbery and minor car accident. To be honest we were both on edge. We were stressed about Jerome’s health, the security of the car and now we felt vulnerable on the roads!
It was coming into winter so we decided to shun the coast of Greece and the many Islands that would now perhaps be rather bleak and cold. Instead we drove North West to Metoria. One of the most scenic inland drives in Greece starts at Metoria, passes through Metsovo and ends at Ioannina. Along this asphalted, windy drive you get the chance to see many feats of architecture and examples of natural beauty. Continue reading

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Greece – heading South to Athens

Coming in at the end of a beautiful Autumn

Coming in at the end of a beautiful Autumn

We left Turkey and entered Greece via the road leading to Alexandroupolis. Turkey had ended on a down note for us because of Jeromes stay in yet another hospital, this time in Istanbul. It felt like every time we hit a city things went South. We were becoming health tourists, pure and simple.
Jerome and I are all about finding the great drives and fantastic natural beauty that every country has to offer; so for Greece we decided to skip all of the cities and man-made attractions until we hit Athens.
We crossed the border and hugged the coast with the next way point of Mount Olympus in mind. There were some fantastic National Parks and Lakes bordering Albania and Macedonia to the North West of us so perhaps we could use those as our exit point from Greece in a week or so. Continue reading

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