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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22 mars 2015

Mousia Farm

  Mousia meaning goats in Greek, you will easily understand the name of this farm located between the beaches of Fikiada and Xlakopo. Legend says that the owners of the house went up in disaster leaving furniture and ornaments in the state. However, this is a pretty and forsaked farmhouse to restore with a hacienda surrounded by high walls. The only inhabitants today are the goats we tried to surprise sleeping on the beds. We found inside the woodena nd blue wardrobes in the walls. A ladder placed inside the patio allows you... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2015

Agriabela !

On the road starting from Artemonas in the direction of the north, there is, a few kilometers after, a small road down to the church of Skaloto. From here there is a departure path which is nevertheless not so obvious to find, but that leads you towards the cap Agriabela, leaving on your right an old tower (see photo). Then suddenly an ancient source is offering you a fresh break in a curve. The path alternates with stone walls, bamboo and olive trees and definitively stops to an old abandoned farm. From there, begins the descent... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2015

Pireas

Exceptionally, I wanted to post some pictures of Piraeus early in the morning when we leave our hotel Piraeus to reach the Speed Runner area, driving us in 3 hours to Sifnos. Despite the tiredness quickly faded by the good mood and the vacation begins, it's always a unique experience to see all these aligned ships, ready to jump in a couple of hours to the islands. Beautiful morning light, atmosphere of the port, the rising sun and the first bretzel bought on the port. Starting at 7.00, stop at Serifos and arrival in... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2015

Norther Sifnos - Silaka

Before arriving in Cheronnissos, exactly 1,2 km before, there is on our right a (current or past) Ceramic artshop (accurately at the crossing ways with the other side of the asphalted road which can gring you to Kabanario tower). If you stop you car at this cross section, there is a quite invisible patway longing the fence of the artshop. You must find this path because it will take you close to the edge of the mountain. This superb view over the sea and Paros in the background, there is a gradual descent with few landmarks,... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2015

Ayios Sostis !

This trek remains one of my favourite as it starts from a small village (Xevris) on the road to Cheronissos. This path was also used in the past to go to Achlada and will certainly be used to go to Vlichadha this summer 2015. The car shall be stopped near to a big water tank (drinkable) than a flag shows you the road to Ayios Sostis. Very nice and easy path with flat stones, stairs sometimes in the last part of the trek and a curious nd unforgettable lunar landscape. Sometimes you need to walk between two high stoned walls with a... [Lire la suite]
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