As well as wonderful flower gardens, most houses had vegetable gardens, with every vegetable you could think of growing in some corner or another. As I am into vegetable gardening I felt very envious of seeing such things as peppers and aubergines growing so easily in the Greek climate. To grow these in England I would need a greenhouse, which I don't have.
Fondest memory: Wandering along little lanes, admiring gardens and properties in small villages.
The light in the early evenings was incredible.
Fondest memory: From where we sat in Horton in the early evenings, we would watch the sky change colour and reflect on the sea. Usually the weather calmed completely down in the evening and the stillness and colours of sky and water were superb.
You had to be there to experience it.
Katigiorgis has everything, as far as we were concerned. A lovely beach, boats to watch and an excellent restaurant.
Fondest memory: Spending time on the beach here and then having a leisurely lunch with excellent wine and food, served by very friendly people.
There is also a pretty little church here.
When in Makrinitsa make sure you admire the views down to Volos. There are probably better views from other places but this is where we saw Volos from.
Fondest memory: The varied scenery. The north is very different from the south and the west from the east.
Fondest memory: Watching the sun go down from a waterfront taverna in Milina is an unforgettable memory. We watched a young couple arrive in a posh boat, have a drink and then sail off into the sunset. Very romantic and we wondered where they had come from and where they were going to. How to impress on a first date????!!!
Favorite thing: The village was founded in the 12th century by refugees, after the capture of Constantinople by the Venetians in 1204. Makrinitsa (16 km NE of Volos) is full of these stately houses, which seem to be hanging at the hill sides...
Makrinitsa is one of the most traditional villages of Greece... Abundant water flows through a stone sculptured fountain at this square.
Theofilos, a well-known painter, has made a fresco-painting at a cafeteria there. The view of Volos and the Pagasitikos Gulf is very nice from there...
Favorite thing: Most of the houses at the villages in Pilio are like this one, they have their own unique architecture. Some of their characteristics are their carved ceilings, heavy doors, skylights, the combination of wood and stone... These impressive and traditional mansions are basicly used as hotels nowadays.
Favorite thing: This is the shelter in Hania, 2 km from the top of the mountain. The best memory from a trip in Pilio is the return to the natural way of living, the contact with nature, especially for people who live in major cities...
Favorite thing: It is called "Agriolefkes" (1470 m), 27 km NE of Volos. There are ski lifts to the top. You can also drink or eat something surely delicious at the restaurant-cafeteria there. The atmosphere must be better when snowing...
Favorite thing: As higher as we climb, you can feel the cold more and more... Even in spring, don't forget to bring some warm clothes with you!
Come to the edge, he said.
They said: 'We are afraid.'
Come to the edge, he said.
He pushed them...and they flew.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
Favorite thing: This small house, in the heart of the forest, was appeared suddenly in my eyes. I liked the difference of its white colour with the blue of the sky and the grey of the trunks...
Favorite thing: A variety of plants and animals can be found in the forest. Do you know the scientific name of that lizard?