As the last leg of our trip we went to Skiathos. This island is smaller than Skopelos and very touristic. But this has advantages, too, i.e. there are all amenities (food etc.) available.
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Skopelos is part of the Sporades, located near the east coast of Greece and half-way between Thessaloniki and Athens. The big island next to Skiathos is well known from the Mamma Mia film (with Abba music). We went to Skopelos from Volos with the ferry, but there is also an airport on Skiathos.
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Coming from Meteora with the train we had to make a stop in Volos to wait for the ferry to Skopelos on the next day.
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Meteora is an amazing place in the middle of Greece. We went there from Athens to do some hiking before we headed to the Sporade islands.
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For our trip to Greece we wanted to do a mix of sightseeing in the city, hiking in nature and visiting islands for swimming. We are happy that we were able to do almost everything that we have planned. This is especially true because of a strike in Athens and of the ferry boats on our last day. We were really lucky. Read on to learn about our itinerary and experiences in Greece. Continue reading “Trip to Greece: Athens”
Here is my experience of travelling to Iran with a friend. We have been there for 11 days and did the typical tourist route in central Iran from Tehran to Kaschan (including Abyaneh), Esfahan, Yazd (including Meybod, Chak Chak and Kharanaq) and Shiraz (including Persepolis). Continue reading “Iran – the good and the bad”