Went Volos


Photos from Volos harbor, aren’t they great?

I went to Volos for a 3 days stay,
in order to fix certain things, meet a new friend
and do some shopping.
Volos is our closest town, a place we learned
to enjoy. Ca 150.000 inhabitants.

I stayed as usual at


Mostly I am lucky to get a front room
and I love the view;

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The sunset was beautiful and later it was time for a dinner at the Noodle Bar, I love every now and then to eat something not Greek!

I also had to go to IKEA in Larissa
(photos from inside the cafeteria);


“Mount Olympus (/ˈlɪmpəs, əˈlɪm-/ Greek: Όλυμπος Olympos, for Modern Greek also transliterated Olimbos, [ˈolimbos] or [ˈolibos]) is the highest mountain in Greece. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak, Mytikas (Μύτικας Mýtikas), meaning “nose”, rises to 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence.
Olympus is notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its rich flora. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World Biosphere Reserve.”
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Olympus


“The Pindus (also Pindos or Pindhos[) (Greek: Πίνδος) mountain range is located in northern Greece and southern Albania. It is roughly 160 km long, with a maximum elevation of 2,637m (Mount Smolikas). Because it runs along the border of Thessaly and Epirus, the Pindus range is known colloquially as the spine of Greece. The mountain range stretches from near the Greek-Albanian border in Northern Epirus, entering the Epirus and Macedonia regions in northern Greece down to the north of the Peloponnese. Geologically it is an extension of the Dinaric Alps, which dominate the western region of the Balkan Peninsula.”
This was from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pindus

Since I am into mountains, here is one more

I think it is;

“Mount Othrys (Greek: όρος Όθρυς – oros Othrys, also Όθρη – Othri) is a mountain in central Greece, in the northeastern part of Phthiotis and southern part of Magnesia. Its highest summit, Gerakovouni, situated on the border of Phthiotis and Magnesia, is 1,726 m above sea level. The population density in the mountains is low: there are a few small villages, including Anavra in the northwest, Kokkotoi in the northeast, Palaiokerasia in the south and Neraida in the southwest. The length from west to east is about 35 km and the width from north to south is about 25 km. The Pagasetic Gulf lies to the northeast, and the Malian Gulf lies to the south. The summit Gerakovouni lies 19 km south of Almyros, 27 km northeast of Lamia and 44 km southwest of Volos. The upper ranges of the mountain are rocky, and there are forests in the lower ranges. The entire area is also a parkland.
The main source of rock is ophiolite.”

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Othrys

I also met Maria from Swell Bar and she took me for coffee at


A very charming place in Ogl Street.
They had more than 30 different teas!!!

This green grocery is so lovely old fashioned,
and have excellent products;


Miltos Pasxalidis, one of my favorite musicians,
I wish I could afford to go!


I traveled with Proteus out from Loutraki;


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Some cuttings;

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Isen`t that great?

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Really amazing from Malta.
If you want to see more just search on the net,
Statue of Jesus at the bottom of the sea …

Over to Greek lessons;

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“You who follows me…
I have no idea where we go, you have to know that…”

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“Hide! Your teacher is coming because you skipped school today!”
“You hide grandpa! I said I was not coming because you were dying!”


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“Grandpa, why do you drink raki with closed eyes?”
“I have promised your grandma, not to see alcohol…”

Oh give me a drink, please, it is Monday night —
(I just started my dietta …)

The moon is full but this was all I could see of the Panselinos;


Have a great rest of the week,
and try to be nice ;o)

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