Nea Fokea and St Paul’s Cave Church in Halkidiki

entrance of st pauls cave church

  The small fishing village of Nea Fokea was a short drive from our villa in nearby Kriopigi, situated along the first ‘leg’ of the three which make up the Halkidiki peninsula. There are thought to be somewhere in the region of only 1,500 inhabitants here during the year. This figure swells during the tourist… Read More

A Two-Month Trip Through Europe With 10 Kids? Now That’s What I Call Adventure!

bus bluestone

  You, on the other hand, may call it madness. I could maybe, sort of, perhaps and at a push understand why. With little over five weeks left until our European travels begin, I am once again finding myself in the final throes of organisation and preparation for the event. Co-ordinating and packing for a… Read More

Unspoilt, unmissable, unforgettable Symi

Symi lovely Symi

  We spent the first night of our week long cruise with Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage anchored off the coast of Rhodes. The gentle rocking of the gulet resulted in a peaceful and refreshing night’s sleep despite the early morning wake-up call of the engines roaring into action.     We were setting off to the island… Read More

Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage: Meeting the Muhteşem A Gulet

mediterranean delights fitness voyage muhtesem a

    It was shortly after 9am that I left to find the cafe at which Ali would meet the new passengers for the week’s trip with Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage. Directions were somewhat lacking. I knew the name of the place – the Yacht Club Café – and that it was somewhere by the harbour.… Read More