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PostSubject: Re: Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1   Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 09, 2014 5:09 pm

It all looks very tranquil and relaxing, not sure how long I would last there but I certainly wouldnt mind a short visit it looks lovely repped them all mate well done again. And well done on that epic walk thats the type of things I do when away go off the beaten track I could do that all day long with you

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PostSubject: Re: Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1   Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 09, 2014 10:14 pm

Great stuff Del I liked the trek to Marble beach, but I'm intrigued, - could the trek have been done on the stony road by a quad bike? That would be a better way of exploring to me. A near 2 hour walk both ways is too long to be enjoyable for me. Reps all round anyway mate rules
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PostSubject: Re: Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1   Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 09, 2014 11:06 pm

yes the quad would be the right thing but having seen a guy come off and talking about the brakes failing/or a problem, it just doesn't inspire me any confidence. That stony road is still hundreds of feet up in places and your a goner going over the edge lol
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PostSubject: Re: Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1   Greece, Island of Thassos, 2014 Part 1 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jul 10, 2014 8:23 am

Wednesday Day 11

Mrs Db went on to the usual beach, whilst I set out to see what was behind Skala Potamia and was there a firebreak walk over that side also if I could get near the island with the church for a better photo shot,

so here I am at Potamia harbour

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nice tree in bloom walking up the hill

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so I followed the main road up

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but couldn't find anything off of the main road

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now your talking love their Sauvignon Blanc perhaps another New Zealand wine fan lol

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nice views from next door over the bay

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even I can start to get views from this low down

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and the village of Potamia itself in the mountains at the back

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and as I start to climb Skala Potamia beach below

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there's the target island in the distance

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a bay down below, around Thassos it is said they have some of the clearest waters

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beyond this bay the peninsular was thick with trees and i couldn't see anymore of the island

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but I like being off the main road and found a track which I thought might be worth investigating

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I had no knowledge of where it would take me but it you look in the top corner of the photo, I was that close to the target but at that time, I was concentrating on where the pathway would go and didn't notice it lol

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the pathway lead down for a very long way and I became quite hopeful here spotting the sea

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I had walked down 100's of feet to find this nothing area

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apart from what appeared to be a goat's trail which had a wall to get down over, hoping I was not going to meet knasher the dog again, I got down it, well it's a long way to go down for nothing isn't it lol

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then over a second wall

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through a deep undergrowth of trees, where i marked each path with crossed stick to find my way back, well I didnt have any white pebbles on an island full of marble lol

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and finally some light lol

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I had come out in this bay

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and it was still along way down and the church wasn't view, so this was probably the view that only I, the goats and the Greek equivalent of the SAS had ever seen, so back to the main road lol

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so miles up the road I find a resto, well it would be rude not to lol

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and they had a view of the island but no church in view

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anyway, after looking a bit further up the road to see if I was missing anything else, it was time to go back down

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and find the nearest vantage point

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and like all the other tourist's, zoom in on it lol

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not a great day for photo's, the heat seems to affect the camera focus

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a lot of the long range ones are just not sharp

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on the way back to Mrs Db, I pass the only Atm in the whole of Skala Potamia, which I understand did run out at the latter end of our holiday

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and a walk into the Korina Hotel to have a look

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The Thomson's rep did say we could use the Marina Hotel's pool, as Thomson guests but nobody about to ask on the Korina pool

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so their pool area

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obviously can't tell you what the rooms are like but the look from the outside

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They seem to have a tennis/ netball courts

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I followed their road to the coast which looks like this and taking photo's on the way

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and it took me 5 minutes

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one comes out to a pebbly beach

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but only 50 metres to the left the sand starts

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back at the beach Mrs Db and I fancied a gyros, chicken, onions and chips and sauce wrapped up in pitta bread, so we tried

The Preluded resto transformed from a cafe to a resto this year, "do you do Gyros", I asked the waiter. "Only pork one's", he replied. "OK two of those with two large Beers please".


Right lol, these weren't the gyros's we were looking for and we had to eat tonight

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and free melon for afters

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the afternoon was spent on the beach

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evening came and tonight we were eating at Finikas

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I had the Hawaii chicken

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loved it

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Mrs Db had pork and mushroom sauce

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followed by the free pudding to share

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and two free drinks for me lol

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and a litre of house red all for 24 €'s

and another day gone , holiday time is running away now









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I know sometimes they have to "cheat" when restoring old buildings etc, but, at the very least, they could have "distressed" the new blocks going into that amphitheatre. Another well earned rep Del!
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Btw, this thread is breaking all kinds of records for the time it takes to load!!
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Repped again mate  clap all that walking you must have come back skinny even after all this eating lol

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I don't think I lost anything Daryn, Mrs Db and I are now cutting down the food, I must admit I can't believe the walking I did from basically scratch. I got a theory that getting rid of the old carpet in the house has eased my breathing that has turned rather good walking up hills lol
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Thursday Day 12

rather a funny day really, as Mike and Sue told me there was a quicker way to the top of the ridge, so I thought I would try and find it.

but ended up, below a bungalow in the hills with nowhere to go

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I then when back down and followed another path

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which lead up to an olive tree farm with a drop of a hundred feet below

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there I met two farmer's, the older guy didn't speak any English but the younger one understood the word 'Panagria' and said I needed to go up, and pointed me to another path

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This is where I discovered the waterpumping station for the whole of Golden Beach lol

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which lead me down a path that the Roman's last used

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which eventually turned into an impassable jungle and I hadn't brought a machete, however, a new butterfly to photograph which had landed and kept opening it's wings and closing, like now you see me now you don't grrr

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and each time I photographed it, it was now you don't

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I had six goes at it before it flew away lol

Lunchtime it was in Playa D' Oro where we had become addicted to their cheese pies and a Greek salad to share

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The afternoon and it was back on the beach

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Last year, if you remember Mrs Db was denied her Shirley Valentine chair at the Sotiris, when a huge storm ended it

just taking you back to last year on these two photo's

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so back to this year, we actually managed to get the same table

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I had the chicken with Roquefort sauce

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Mrs Db had the Lamb Kleftico

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wait a minute it's raining lol, grab the plates, I'll grab the wine

and it's all inside

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'DEJA VU', said the waiter when I mentioned it but it stopped rain to walk back to the apartment  Shocked 

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Brill blog DB I' ve added a few reps . . but difficult to do on my phone.
Really enjoying your ventures . . all in the name of MF!
I look forward to sering this on a bigger screen when I get home.
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