Travels in Northern Greece

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 the 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 stayed in monasteries, talked with the Voreioelladites people. Passed through the busy towns. Travelled the great modern roads built on history that once linked Byzantine cities and the glories of the ancient world.

We travelled Northern Greece.


Part 1 – Epirus

From the Ionian Sea to the Albanian Border


Part 2 – Western Macedonia

Civil war mountains, Greek lakes, Electric cities


Part 3 – Central Macedonia

Refugee camps, hippy beaches and an Orthodox wedding


Part 4 – North By NorthWest Greece

Alexander, Philip, Socrates, Meteora, and the Roman Road Home