While living on Corfu, we crossed over the thin strip of sea that divides the island and Greece’s mainland one summer to take a tour round the northern part of Greece.
There was no real reason behind it, we were just travelling to see what we could see. Which is, of course, always the best reason to take any journey.
So we travelled the northern lands. Lands that run from the Ionian in the west to the Bay of the Sacred Mountain in the east. From the southern Balkan borders down to the top of the Thessaly plain. On roads the once linked great Byzantine cities, over vast mountain ranges, and through dusty vorioelladitika villages.