A wonderful church in the charming
small village of Anania.
A wonderful walk, a bit steep in the beginning,
but oh so beautiful;
Nice to have a car so we can start a bit away from home.
It seams that I am the strongest walker in the family.
Pasxa is old and does not like long walks any more,
Ira is young enough but small since we walked
12 km yesterday, she was very tired today.
Ti na kanw?
Keep on walking …
Start and end by the Y cross by Agia Triada,
here is another map;
The weather is as a good as a Norwegian summers day!
Ira and I walked for a bit more than an hour,
it seamed longer, – we did not see anybody,
only goats and lots of birds.
Sunday today, hope it as good to you
as it hopefully will be to me!
I parked the car in the crossroad Skopelos-Panormos, Pefkias-Heliport, – and then Ira and I walked passing the goat station and down to close to the top of the Stafilos-Agnondas road. Few meters on the main road and then off to Amarondas. In Agnondas we both drank and I ate tzatziki & kalamari mmm. After a while walking up the mainroad to the car, all in all about 12 km. Pasxa was looking after our home and sleeping.
Here are some more pics;
Saturday night it was Molos Music;
But today, Tuesday, it is only Kjell and me left of these friends, the others went back to Norway!
See you for Easter!
Over to my home and the faboulous view;
I never get tired of “looking out” !
Hope you are having a good time!
Skopelos is now very quiet but soooo great!
I love walking! View from behind where I live. The Delphi mountain is out of the pic to the right.
I love walking on Skopelos!
The other day I took the doggies in the car and drowe to the Y cross at the top of the Potami Vally and walked up from there. I wanted both doggies with me, so not for a long walk, Pasxa likes shorter walks. The whole round was only 4,08 km and it took us nearly one hour. Had some photo stops and the doggies drank from the rainwater puddles on the road.
Here are the maps:
Here we started:
The path up is rather steap, but beautiful. Lots of autom colors and
Beautiful view to the “Monastery Hill”, the islets of Ag Georgios and to the very left Alonnisos.
Over to not this walk, – another walk!
Keep on walking …
This bustimetable is some days old, might be less buses now, I will try to check today!
Typically Norwegian, the last words are about the weather. Woke up to 17,5C, pluss of course and light, partly clouded weather. It is autumn, for sure, but the summer might come back! Last swim I had, it was warmer in the sea than in the air!
Skopelos has many monasteries,
most of then un-inhabited, so why not
try to spend a night in one of them?
I invited 3 of my friends, who did not know
“the back side of the Monastery Hill”
– the one facing Skyros –
to come with me.
We drowe up, because of all the things we had to bring,
and then we walked the blue line I have marked.
Here we are;
I think the walk took us 45 minutes,
we had a lot to carry; food, drinks, cutlery,
sleepingbags, dogfood and and ..
But not water, there are lovely springs at;
Then it was time to wait for the full moon
around nine o`clock;
I think it is always magic to see the moon
Back in the monastery getting ready for dinner;
We all were trying to sleep in what I call
“The Last Supper Room”
– because there is a print of the last supper
on the wall.
I believe nobody slept well,
but it was worth it!
Roger was first up and slowly we all got ready
to meet the sun;
Back down to the monastery,
it lays a kind of in the end corner of a valley,
so not a good view from there,
– we had breakfast & packed our bags.
But first we wrote in the guestbook,
and there I found some old “memories”;
The drawing is not mine, but I had to copy it,
it is so very nice!
Then we started on the climb up before 8 o`clock,
– it was a hard walk up, up & up, and very hot.
We used more than one hour,
many stops and old Pasxa got very tired.
It was a wonderful 26 hours monastery-panselinos-sunrise-experience!
All my photos are taken with my phone,
Tina & Roger had proper cameras,
but Tina said the ones she took with her
phone was better!
Later that day I went sunset kayaking with some other friends,
so I am a sun worshipper!!!
Even more Panselinos worshipper ;o)
The doggies and I walked from home via Diakopi, Skliri & Mortero
On the asphalt a bit down to Diakopi, onto the short path, crossing the Potami road, and then over Agios Ioannis to Skliri, so beautiful and peaceful. Did not see a single person.
Heather P & her team has cleared so many of the paths,
and I guess the one up from Diakopi via Skliri to Mortero as well, thanks a lot.
Lots of damages after the snow in January. http://skopelos-walks.com/
Here are some of the scenery;
Had to put this kalivi again from Skliri, – I am always looking
at it when I pass. So sad to see it more and more falling apart.
After a lovely cup of tea we drove down to Panormos,
only 2 persons at the taverna;
“The other” Heather D and her husband
Η παρέα μου – my friends, my company
What a lovely day, what a lovely lunch at Asterias,
luckily it did not stop, we had such a peaceful time!
The excursion boat came to town,
it came from the mainland and had a lot of East Europeans onboard,
Good work for the cafees! Elisabet Cruises are stationed on Amaliàpoli and
makes excursions to Skiathos, Skopelos & Alonnisos.
They write; With us metaxa, sun, dance and having good time are guaranteed!
Amaliàpoli is on the mainland, outside of Volos,
not very fare from the airport there.
More pics from the last days;
I work on old a HP PC to fix photos, make pages here, for some account things,
– I prefer to have a big keyboard and see all big!!!
But the other day this came up;
Oh me of my!!! I switched off, on and …
This has never happened to me before,
and how many years have I worked with Windows …
It was this “icon” and nothing else!
Thanks a lot Stratos at Electrorama
who fixed it ;o)
Here are some good ones from FaceBook,
– you know all does not have FaceBook,
and that I understand very well,
FaceBook is good – FaceBook is bad
and it takes to much time!
All the best for the rest of the week
from sunny beautiful Skopelos & me
I just had to put this first!
Most of us does not think of Greece as a a ski country, but there is skiing in Greece, many resorts
also ski-lifts and and …
The girl up here is from Rhodes, as fare as I know,
but her mom is Norwegian and the great thing
is that she will do cross country skiing in
The World Championships in Lachti for Greece,
so look out for Melina Magulas.
Over to a nice walk you can do when you are here!
I love Kastani, but not when it is full of people and high music!
In the summer it is great to visit Kastani in the morning
and take a good swim before having breakfast at the cafè.
If you want more quiet time walk over to Milias;
If you look at the map to the right
you may make a longer round-walk.
To walk Kastani – Milias took me 7 minutes, only 0,41 km
with photo stops.
The roundtrip to the right one hour, 3,57 km, but with many stops.
1 – means start at Kastani, from the beach over the rocks
or at the first big bend up from the beach.
There is a nice, narrow path true the forest.
2 – is where you get on up from Milias,
do not try to get down there, somebody tries to close it;
Slowly you get on to a small dirt road and soon at 3 you can get onto Milias.
I love walking Kastani – Milias, this day all we met was some
seagulls, 2 shags and a male dog (has owner), who lives there.
I love listening to the nature and just enjoy …
My woodstoves door-lock was stuck,
what to do?
We have several blacksmiths here and I met and talked to one of them,
he said; Just bring the door and I fix it!
Guess if we were happy?
We all love the fire!
Yesterday we walked to and from a lovely lunch;
It was so nice with “different” food – not Greek!
I love Greek food – but not every day!
All winter we cook for each other just to eat
something with another taste!
I walk to and from with my 2 doggies and
I had to take some church-photos;
Look at that beautiful roof!
A bit further is this church;
As you might know I am very fascinated by the Greek churches,
specially the small privet ones.
All are so beautiful!
Gray weather today Thursday,
last 24 hours had between 12,7 & 15,4 C+.
I do not care, on a sunny day we go to the beach,
maybe, – but for sure every day a good walk!
τριφύλλι λιβάδι – kløvereng
In Greek they say “threefhillo” – 3 leaves –
in Norwegian we call is 4-clover!
Firkløver – and that is also a very nice Norwegian chocolate!
A good friend in Sweden sent me an e mail yesterday
telling me she is so happy that I post Skopelitissa
nearly every day!
Thanks Christina ;o)
It might be that November will be the best month
for “the new” Skopelitissa –
and that makes me wanting to make more new pages ;o)
We wanted to walk a roundtrip, but due to the flood last year, I guess, the dirt road we wanted to take off to the left just before the monastery was closed by a fence. We entered anyway, thought it was only for the goats, but no, a bit down, it was no way to pass for us.
Anyway we had a nice walk in the lovely weather.
We have winds from south and then it always gets warm, it has been up to 24,8!
I love the Skopelos winter – it has it all!
After the walk we went Molos,
Sunday Molos lunch is great;
I walked both down & up, here are some photos;
I live by the BLUE ring at the top!
Alonnisos in the background
How many times have I taken this photo?
Here comes IRA;
I would like to say a big THANK YOU
– the hits on Skopelitissa has been very good lately,
so I can see it helps that I put up pages more often!
I drove to this junction at the end of Pefkias,
and we walked the road down to Agnondas,
still on the main road up and nearly by the top we took the dirt road
off to the left, passing the goat station.
Next passing point was the goat station on the top
just where the 1st photo was taken.
And here it is, the one and only AGNONDAS;
Like I just wrote,
I LOVE AGNONDAS!
Here are some more glimpses from our walk;
I saw some very big mushrooms,
but since they were not picked, I guess they were no good!
I do not dare to pick mushrooms …
Over to town;
– but here are others open;
Karavia, Skopelos, Avgo, Dokos og Gikas
and maybe more that I am not updated on!
Sunday at Molos;
Another day I made one of my favorites;
Friday 28th soon so Xronia Polla Ellada
Congratulations, the new Skopelitissa has passed 100.000 hits!
It is going slow, but if I work harder …
Thanks to you all ;O)