Travel to Astypalaia and Amorgos, Greece – Episode 815
Hear about vacation to Astypalaia and Amorgos as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michael & Cassandre from @JourneyOfMC about these two a lot less touristed Greek Islands.
They say, “We’re beginning off in Astypalaia and Amorgos, which are two islands in the Aegean Sea. Most men and women are familiar with the Aegean Sea with Santorini and Mikonos, but these are a lot more remote islands. A single is truly in the Cyclades, which is Amorgos, and Astypalaia is in the Dodecanese island chain.”
“Astypalaia is recognized to have the most scenic chora in all of Greece. And when I say chora, that usually means these little iconic historic towns with those people sugar cube properties perched up on a hill. It also has these smaller sized idyllic islets that you can go to by boat. And then Amorgos, on the other hand, it’s wild with soaring mountains. It has distant beach hikes. It has an 11th-century monastery that is developed in the side of a cliff. It’s a sheer type of architectural wonder and a explanation to take a look at Amorgos on your own.”
“European journey has truly exploded this yr. A single of the issues we required was to find some islands in Greece that would supply us a respite from that, a peaceful and uncrowded expertise.”
We get started on Astypalaia. The main city has stunning white buildings and is capped with an aged Venetian fortress. Michael & Cassandre propose checking out the town and then using a usual boat tour to Koutsomiti, Kounoupa & Purple Rock. This tour will take a look at remote seashores, emerald waters, and sea caves employed to hide German submarines in WWII.
The future working day on the island, they advise obtaining out into the countryside and having some hikes to distant shorelines.
On Amorgos, a go to to the Hozoviotissa Monastery is just one of the highlights. This whitewashed monastery is built up on the aspect of a cliff, and finding there does involve a hike, but not as significantly a hike as the remote Agia Triada chapel.
Amorgos has a lot of cliffs on its shoreline, much more remote seashores, and at minimum a single prominent shipwreck.
And lastly, we commit a little bit of time talking about the much more common island of Santorini, which was their 3rd halt on their itinerary.
If you are looking for a quieter, additional community edition of the Greek islands, take into account Astypalaia and Amorgos.
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Clearly show Notes
Michael & Cassandre @JourneyOfMC
Venetian Castle in Astypalea
Livadi Beach front (Astypalaia)
Kaminakia Seaside (Astypalaia)
Tzanaki Beach front
Akti Cafe (Astypalaia)
Cucina Bar Cafe (Astipalea)
The Massive Blue
Hozoviotissa Monastery in Amorgos, Greece
Mikri Vlychada Seashore
The Roadside Shrines of Greece
Hotel Villa Mathios (Akrotiri) Santorini
The infantile cemetery of Astypalaia
Shipwreck Olympia in Amorgos, Greece
Is there a way to get a printout of the podcast so I know how to spell all the places your guest talked about in the podcast?
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Travel to London, England – Episode 813
I was quite impressed with your current guest talking about London so eloquently and taking care of to pack so a great deal into these kinds of a little sum of time.
Can I insert a spot suitable next to Borough Market place, which is genuinely worth a pay a visit to, primarily for North Americans with an interest in background?
Southwark Cathedral (in contrast to Westminster Abbey) regards by itself as the ‘People’s Cathedral,’ and you are as likely to discover memorials to coal retailers, grocers, or ‘hop factors’ as you are celebrities.
On the other hand, your listeners might be interested to hear that John Harvard (founder of your renowned College) was baptised below in 1607.
And my favorite memorial is the sculptured grave of a Mahomet Chief, Bruce Two Puppies Bozsum, who was buried here in 1735. He came more than to petition the king for the return of lands taken by the settlers but died of smallpox although in London. The regulation in those times declared that no foreigner could be buried within just the official boundaries of London, so his overall body was carried around the river past people dragon figures which guard the outdated Metropolis Partitions to Southwark. So this cathedral (and Borough Marketplace next to it) lies exterior the previous Town of London – it is also totally free to enter, not like Westminster Abbey!
Hold up the terrific perform, and I’m in particular on the lookout forward to your report from your organised vacation to Turkey, which must be taking place shortly?
All the ideal
Regrettably that trip received cancelled when 5 individuals (together with my spouse) experienced to pull out for own motives.
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