While on the island of Corfu, we had crossed over the thin strip of sea – the Straits of Corfu – to take a tour round the northern part of the mainland of Greece.
There was no real reason behind the journey. We were just travelling to see what we could see. Which is, of course, the best reason to take any journey.
So we toured these northern lands of Greece. Lands that run from western coastal towns to the Bosporus. From Balkan southern borders to the top of the Thessaly plain.
We went from the Ionian Sea to the Bay of the Sacred Mountain in the Aegean.
Remote villages, mountainous frontiers. We talked with the Voreioelladites people. Walked the gorges. Sailed on the great lakes. Passed through the busy towns and travelled the long modern roads built on history that once linked Byzantine cities and the glories of the ancient world.