It's no secret that, for some years, Akakies has been The Pink for me - still or sparkling, my favourite Greek rose wine. But this year, at the urging of the same people who got me hooked on that Kyr-Yiannis staple, I tried La Tour Melas Idylle. Produced in Achinos, between Athens and Thessaloniki, on … Continue reading The Bastion
04-09-2017. Nimborio, Symi, Greece. A new day starts with sunrise over Turkey. Photograph taken from the Jasmine room, Emporio Hotel
On 1 September, a fire started (likely by a carelessly discarded cigarette) on Monte Smith, above Rhodes town, Greece. It took hold quickly in the dry heat of late summer and, fanned by the wind, cut a swathe through the vegetation in the area. I took this photograph nine days later, the air still thick … Continue reading Scorched Earth
For a final Saturday-swim that day, the salty-feisty sea-dog and her fine-warm human took me to the Light House beach at Kiotari. Earlier, we'd ventured into the blue and then relaxed cheek to cheek. The freddo cappuccino, the laid-back soundtrack, the soothing shade and the cooling sea provided the ultimate chill on a hot afternoon.
Me, with salty-feisty sea-dog and captain of our trip, Zumba, in the beach tent at Lachania, Rhodes, Greece. Just after our first swim, not our last, into the blue.
One September Saturday, together with a good friend and her salty-feisty sea-dog, we went swimming here. At Lachania, on the island of Rhodes, Greece, the beach is close enough to the village to take its name and distant enough to keep its integrity.