If you want to hike in the Mani (South Peloponnese, Greece), there are plenty of options. This picture was taken near Kardamyli (the starting point). From there we went up to Hagia Sophia (a nice little church) and then walked alongside the Viros Gorge to the monastery Moni Sotiros. From there on we hiked through the Viros Gorge (a dry river bed, at least in the dry summer months) back to Kardamyli.
The Viros Gorge starts at the foot of Profitis Ilias, the highest peak (2404m or 2407m) of the Taygetos Mountains.
Behind the cliffs of Meteora, the sun is setting. The monasteries are closed again, monks and nuns went back to their life and buses with tourists have lef again. Only hotspots for watching the sunset are still crowded. And some birds are flying back to their nest.
This beach, Agkistros Mandraki Beach, is a very beautiful, sandy beach on the island of Skiathos. It is about 1500m from the paved road. There is a bus stop (number 21, “Mandraki) and from there you can walk through the forest. At this beach there is a nice tavern, so everything is available for a nice day at the beach.
This picture was taken from the peak of the volcano near Kameni Chora on Methana, a peninsula connected with the Peloponnese. From this point you have a great view over the island Aegina until Piraeus, the harbour of Athens.
During the blue hour, Oia is illuminated beautifully and the last daylight is leaving at the horizon. This creates a great mood at Santorini, which only few tourists will see because they all left after the sun had set.
In the northern part of Evia (Eboea), the second largest island of Greece, this beautiful waterfall can be found. It is called after the village Drymona in the neighbourhood and it is set in a very beautiful nature area. A good hiking path makes it easy for visitors to get to this waterfall. At the time of our visit (october), the creek didnt have much water, so the waterfall must be much more impressing at the end of winter, when water levels are much higher.
From Palea Epidauros (here seen from Hotel Yialasi, Panagia), there is a great view to Methana, a volcanic peninsula connected to the Peloponnese. If it is full moon and the moon rises during twilight, it gives a very moody view.
The former train station building of Kalamata is being used as a café. The former station compound has been remodeled into a nice city park where the old trains and engines are standing around as decoration.