Another Greek Odyssey.
Reflections on another Greek trip
So..it's been a while since I posted anything but that's because we've been away in Greece yet again! We left at the end of June and had a lovely journey through France, a bit of Belgium, Luxembourg, France again. down through Italy then caught the ferry from Ancona to Patras. We spent a while at Camping Aginara- a favourite site, a few days at Methoni, another favourite , then we spent all of the rest of our time in Greece at Camping Thines in Finikounda.
We didn't set out to stay a long time on one site, but circumstances influenced our decisions. Pete's mum was taken into a home where she was really poorly and we knew before we left England that she was in decline. That meant that we should stay somewhere where we could leave the motorhome safely and in easy reach of an airport. Camping Thines fulfilled those requirements with the added bonus of the wonderful family who run the site being so helpful and kind. We also had visits from friends from England,Greece and Russia, and friends who came with us last year, came out for my ( significant) birthday. Sadly Pete's mum died at 98 years old and we returned , but having had an amazing time. Thank you to all the wonderful people we met and those we knew already for making this holiday so super.
|DFDS Dover to Dunkirk|
|view from my door Remich, Luxembourg|
Our route was almost the same as previous years, but we gave up going along the lovely French route to Stenay in favour of a motorway trip to Luxembourg.
Dover- a stay overnight on Marine Parade, Wetherspoons dinner
DFDS ferry to Dunkerk- Lille , Tournai, Mons to
Remich- big lay by near the town next to the Mosel, east flat walk
into town and good public toilets- overnight then 'garage
hill' to fill up and to supermarket for cheap coffee and
gin, plus some lovely local Rivaner wine.
Breisach am Rhein
via Metz, Nancy, St Die and Colmar. Over the Col down
to Kayserberg stopping in the bakery in Fraize. Filling and emptying in the aire at Kayserberg before shopping
in Colmar at Leclerc and diesel filling. Stellplatz by the
Soragna via Basle, St Gotthard, Milan, Bologna getting off the
autostrada at Fidenza. Sosta in Soragna town centre,
emptying and filling available. Diesel in Fidenza
Fano an autostrada day to Fano- about an hour from Ancona.
Sosta by the sea at Sassonia.
Ancona to catch afternoon Anek Superfast ferry to
Patras.Overnight on ferry- Camping on
Patras Off ferry, Lidl stock up and down the New National
Road to Glyfa and Camping Aginara.
Methoni Municipal campsite- updated more from last year with further improvements going on.
Finikounda Camping Thines.
Patras for ferry- overnight
Coldrerio stayed in Coldrerio services just into Switzerland
Kayserberg overnight in aire
Remich overnight in layby.
Dunkirk via Leclerc at Bergues junction 16 to fill up before ferry to
Dover overnight on Marine Parade.
|Sorogna Italy - free sosta|
|Sosta at Sassonia , Fano, Italy|
|waiting for the Greek ferry Ancona Italy|
|the camping on board deck|
|camping Aginara , Glyfa, Greece|
|fab meal just a cycle away from camping Aginara at Arkoudi|
|amazing bougainvillea at Aginara|
|Municipal campsite Methoni|
|friends at Camping Methoni|
|one of the world's best beaches Voidokilia near Pylos|
|friends playing music at Camping Thines Finikounda|
|hanging about at Camping Thines|
|a great parking spot! Camping Thines|
|the 'everything' shop in Methoni|
|dance festival Finikounda|