| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in General Updated 06-Sep|
This is a breakdown of a journey we undertook in order to get to Kentavros Farm on the Pelion Peninsula were we would be staying as "wwoofers" (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) . We had spent a couple of days in Athens taking in some of the main attractions before moving on up through mainland Greece.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in Cafes Updated 13-Jul|
The Deep Green Internet café and bar is located on the road out of Argalasti heading to Volos. It's only a 5 minute stroll and about 300m on the right hand side from the main crssroads in Argalasti.This is a calm relaxing place during the heat of the day and livens up into the evening when it stays open until about 6 o'clock the following morning.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in Updated 05-Sep|
Argalasti is the next largest town after Volos on the Pelion Peninsula, mainland Greece. (Map link) It is a rural town with a vibrant town square and plenty of places to get truly traditional Greek food. Some of the taverns have been running virtually unchanged for several generations. There is a lively market on Saturdays when the local farmers and fishermen come to market their produce.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in Blog Updated 02-Oct|
Our first assignment of our 2012 Greek Odyssey after leaving Athens was a stay on an organic farm in Argalasti, on the Pelion Peninsula. We discovered Kentavros Farm through our registration with the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) and it was through the Greece section which we were able to select this farm for an experience of living and working within the local Greek community.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in General Updated 13-Jul|
Paul and I have been lucky enough to stay for a while in the area of Lagonisi south of Athens. Domna, our host, has just returned from a visit to Nemea with a large proportion of her family. They have been to the Nemean Games which I had been fully unaware of until speaking with her.
I decided to record some information about this event for our website since it is something a little bit unusual but interesting and in this Olympic year, perhaps very pertinent.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in Hotels Updated 31-Aug|
ALEXANDER BEACH HOTEL, Anavissos, can be found on the main beach road leading to Sounio from Athens and is only a short way from the popular and lively Saronida. The Beach Hotel has a large attractive swimming pool and is less than 15km from the international airport and is just over 40km from the capital, Athens on the Apolo Coast. It is easily accessed on public transport when you can take the E22 Express Bus from the City to the end of the line at Saronida from where a short cab ride would complete your journey. If you are driving then just follow the coast road towards Sounia.
| Written by Gary Thomson | Posted in Hotels Updated 30-Aug|
Despite being classed by many websites as a small scale hotel due to its limited 11 rooms this hotel does demonstrate all the characteristics of a much larger scale hotel. Indeed, simply the location on the top of Mont Pelion with the panoramic views afforded it must be the envy of many larger hotels in Greece. In my opinion, the ample size of both the public and private rooms alone takes this well beyond the small hotel category.
The Hotel complex has everything you might expect of a well managed hotel and offers holidays based around a two centre type vacation, in the mountain and on the water, which can be experienced throughout the year.
| Written by Paul Thomson | Posted in Cafes Updated 13-Jun|
So after hunting for a good place to get connected to the internet I stumbled upon the Sugar Cafe and Press in Volos. I felt compelled to write a review of the place after having just been given a free cheese and ham toasted sandwich (yummy!).
So what can you expect from the Sugar Coffee and Press? Firstly, it’s situated along the harbour side (along with many others) in Volos, Greece. The first thing that attracted me to the place was the fact that I seen a plug socket that I could potentially charge my laptop with; after speaking with the barman, he kindly said I could use it. As an added benefit it has free internet (and no annoying password!), which is commercial broadband speed - top notch.