The Muslim community in Thrace

Stories The Muslim community in Thrace First introduction to Thrace On our last trip through Greece, where the focus was on the north of Greece, we visited Thrace for the first time. What struck us most was the influence of the Muslim community on the landscape, the villages and cities and the people. The minarets that are present throughout the area. Also, the many separate cemeteries for Muslims. We seemed to be driving through Turkey in some parts of Thrace. […]

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Ancient Philippi

Travelogue – Greece 2022

travelogue Greece 2022 Travelogue of our camper trip through Greece, that we made in April – May 2022. In the fall of 2021, we made a tour on the Peloponnese and visited the island of Kythira and we traveled through Epirus for a few days. In 2022 we returned to Greece in the spring. In the Peloponnese we wanted to (re)visit a number of archaeological sites and explore Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace, and Epirus. On our way to Greece, we visited […]

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near Distomo

Sacred little houses of Greece

Stories Sacred little houses of Greece A story about kandilakia or proskynitaria, or as the vernacular also calls them ikonnísmata or ekklisákia, ‘devotion houses’ or ‘road churches’ Capturing kandilakia From the time that we lived in Greece Yvonne has been interested in the sacred little houses of Greece. The verges of the Greek roads are full of them. They come in all shapes and sizes, most of them are made of concrete or iron, you have large and small, coarsely […]

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Vikos Gorge, Zagori

Travelogue – Epirus and Central Greece 2021

Travelogue Epirus and Central Greece 2021 After having finished our round tour on te Peloponnese, we fortunately had still a few days for making a trip to Epirus, to the Zagori. During this time of the year, mid October, it is Indian Summer in Epirus. Photo series Since we have recently organised our photos of our camper travels in Greece in Regions, the photos of the this particular journey can be found in our series Epirus, Western Greece and Central […]

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Travelogue – The Peloponnese 2021

TRAVELOGUE The Peloponnese 2021 Period: 7 September 2021 – 23 October 2021. Distance: 8.290 km. Finally, we were able to travel again, although Covid-19 was still around. We have been vaccinated, but we strictly applied the necessary safety measures. For us, that meant keeping distance, wearing masks in public places, taking hygiene seriously, staying in our own bubble as much as possible Photo series We have a very extensive photo series of our trip on SmugMug. Click here  for the […]

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Agia Marina sti Nerou

Travelogue – Kythira 2021

Travelogue Kythira 2021 In September and October this year we made a tour on the Peloponnese. We took the opportunity to fulfil a longterm wish of Yvonne, i.e. to visit Kythira. In Neapoli we took the boat to the island Kythira. The title of Frank van Weerde’s book, see here below, is: “Kythira, just a special island”. And that’s exactly what Kythira is. We found it to be one of the most beautiful islands of our “Greek islands list”. Unspoilt, […]

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Country Series Greece This is the first publication in our country series. Our intention is to share with you in one page our relation with the pertinent country. Our relationship with Greece Our first introduction to Greece was in 1985 when we spent a holiday on Crete. We didn’t know at that time that years later we would live and work in Greece. From 1993 to 1999 we lived in Kifissia a suburb of Athens and Adriaan worked in Piraeus. […]

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Along the road

Travelogue – Greece, the mainland – 2017

travelogue Greece, the mainland, 2017 Travelogue of our camper trip through the mainland of Greece, that we made in September – October 2017. In the fall of 2017, we made our first camper trip to Greece. We travelled mainly on the mainland of Greece. In 2021 and 2022 we returned to Greece to further explore this beautiful country. Please see our BLOG – Travelogues ( please click). We drove about 7,625 km during this trip. Photo series We have published […]

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