05 février 2017

From Platy Gialos to Fikiada

It is always a pleasure to cross the southern land and reach the beach of Fykiada, usually done by tourists from the road to Vathy where you can stop your car and take the 1 hour trek that going down the mountain and offer you’re a wide landscape including Kimolos and Milos in the background. However, the alternative from Platy Gialos is a good option if you want to follow the shore and stop before at Xlapoko. Then the traditional stop to Mousia where the legend says that the owner of the farm escape in hurry and left everything in... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2016

Port of Kamares 2015

Every evening, when it is time for an ouzo at Café Stavros, there is always 30 minutes I'm dedicating to the sunset at the port of Kamares. There is quite everyday a busy harbor when the Speedrunner from eight hour arrives for a quick stop and go. Within few minutes, back and forth for passengers and cars make up the atmosphere and a happy mess starts.   Photos under folder "Port of Kamares 2015" are a minor part of the several shoots taken every evening. 
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03 avril 2016

Kaminikou t'avlaki

This is a place where I was thinling to find, not a large sand beach, but some flat rocks or something pratical to reach the sea and spend sometimes for a rest. Unfortunately, there was nothing, the sea was stormy and there was just rocks falling down the water without any place to seat down for a while.  So a little improvisation was necessary to pass on the other side of the hill and reach the nice beach of Tsoudahles as i didn't want to walk back to the asphalt road for nothing! I'm sure that, when the weather is quiet,... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2016

The village of Faros

Curiously I've never uploaded some photos from Faros. Maybe because we curiously don't go often there and there is no real treks to start from the village. Now, it is done! The village offers two nice beaches but the second one is the quietest place as there is no resataurants in the neighborhood. The first one is facing the small port, very typical from greek islands, one of the most picturesque with Cheronissos. Some fish taverns are located on the first beach, but too crowded. The good deal is to take the footpath at the end of... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2016

Ayios Ioanis tou Siderou

Agios Ioannis tou Siderou is a church located near the road to Faros. In the maze of paths that leave kastro, I have preferred the simplest solution, from the asphalted road. Either just after the electric power station, or a few hundred meters later, just before Agios Vasileios. However, it was again unable to reach kalamaki. On a really positive note, I did a nice encounter with "Francesco" who offered me to taste the feta he produced.   In colclusion, the ride to Agios Ioannis tou Siderou is quite nice. The garden behind... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2016

Treks behing Seralia and kastro

Sifnos offers many paths behing Kastro starting from Seralia in the south direction to Kalamaki and others place which remains uneasy to reach. As an example, each time I wanted to go to Kalamaki, I met closed gates forcing me to go ack to the starting point. nevertheless, Kalamaki is not a clean place for swimming. One of the next post will deal with Ayios Ioannis tou Siderou which can also reach Kalamaki, but same pain... In conclusion, and that is the main thing to remind, this trek was a nice 2 hours time, crossing some farms... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2016

Vlasi beach (under Toso Nero)

The beach of Vlasi is the continuation of the walk to the monastery of Toso Nero. Why stop at Toso Nero when the beach is 100 meters below? We did not all that stuff for nothing! The only difficulty is finding the right path with the card as a good support and a bit of topography. There are actually several creeks following one another but they are not accessible from one to another.   Once the path is found, we pass trough succession of laurel forests all along our rocky road. Then the last part offer us beautiful... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2016

Monastery of Toso Nero

There are several paths to reach Toso Nero, the hardest being from Kamares, climb the mountain and back down behind, especially in summer I would not recommend. The second being from the small church Ayia Barbara just before Katavati and ride through Ayios Eleftherios, then you meet the pathway coming from Kamares. I chose the simplest, going by car to Ayios Andreas and stopping up a farm before Ayia Marina. From there, a path leads past Ayia Marina which is always superb, perched on a rock and overlooking the west coast of Sifnos,... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2015

Pebbles beach of Katergachi

Katergachi is a small bay which is between Tsoudalès and Cheronissos. This is actually a pebble beach easily accessible as there is really no way to get there but only a "hollow" between two hills. The starting point is the same as when you walk to Ayios Filipos offering us to admire the view of Vlichada bay. No real interest to be there but a one hour trek to start last year vacations if i rememer well. However, there is  another bay after Tsoudales that I shall visit this year. Otherwise, a stop at Ayios Filipos... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2015

Panagia Vrissi

The monastery of Vrissis is a "must do" when we go to Sifnos for a couple of weeks as it brings serenity, peaceful and a real break in our "loaded" agenda. Iis is located after Exambela village on the road of Faros and Platy Gialos (0,5 km before the fork between both destinations). The easiest way is drive until a small road on the right side (direction of Kadhes). The monastery is settled on a small hill which you can reach from the road by stairs also. After having been welcome by two kind horses, the entrance is impressive and... [Lire la suite]
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