Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 1 – Athens

February 14, 2018 at 11:05

Mitsos has some friends from Hamburg. They have the car from Germany on the island and are happy when somebody drives it back to Germany again. This year it worked well with my schedule. I took a flight down to Athens and we drove 3 weeks back to Stuttgart.

The first step is of course: A plane to Athens!

The last German beer for a while at STR
The last German beer for a while at STR

Nice day for the trip
Nice day for the trip

Time to bord the plane
Time to bord the plane

Good old Eurowings
Good old Eurowings

Eurowings at STR

Enough space
Enough space

The usual no thrills carrier layout
The usual no thrills carrier layout

Above STR Airport
Above STR Airport

Towards the Alb we fly
Towards the Alb we fly

Paid with miles this time - got free food.
Paid with miles this time – got free food

Since the flight was only 20€ for taxes I had a beer on top
Since the flight was only 20€ for taxes I had a beer on top of the “lunch pack”. And out of all the beers they have Warsteiner – grrrr

Somewhere over Montenegro
Somewhere over Montenegro

A Greek island
A Greek island – Athens is close!

When you arrive at the last terminal in Athens
When you arrive at the last terminal in Athens

You walk!
You walk!

And walk!
And walk!

And walk!
And walk!

And walk!
And walk!

And walk!
And walk!

Thanks for picking me up!
Thanks for picking me up from the airport!

Athens Bike Shop
The bike shop of Mitsos friend. We got some bike to cruise Athens for the day.

At the food place!
At the food place! I am in Thailand now and write this blog post. BUT – I want to be in Athens right now at this place for lunch!!

Happy Greek!
A happy Greek!

Lets fix the beer first
Lets fix the beer first

Graffiti
Graffiti

Hello Rebecca
Hello Rebecca! Long time no see 🙂

Not exactly greek food
Not exactly greek food

But Greek beer and a blue sky!
But Greek beer and a blue sky!

The smallest Mini Cooper in the World??

July 14, 2013 at 11:21

Roaming the streets of Athens one night i had to stop for this very special Mini Cooper! This is the smallest Mini Cooper i have seen so far. Would love to take it for a spin – it looks so much fun. Did you ever saw a smaller one??

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

Last Batch of Pictures from Greece – Kythira and Monemvassia

October 1, 2012 at 09:48

The last days on the island of Kythira: Quite and hot. We had above 30 every day and almost no wind. Most of the tourists are gone and so it is quite on the beach and in the bars. Most of the places are closed for the winter so you meet everybody in the last few ones that are open. Maria was almost done with moving her stuff out of the old place. Looks like she will move back to Athens this winter for good. That leaves me with only a few options to stay next year. Guess i have to stay with Mitsos than.
On the way back to Athens we did visit Monemvassia. One of the last old places where people are still in the buildings. According to a friend the Greek government did give the people on Kythiira money to move out of the castle. Than nothing happened and most of the buildings fall apart. And that happened all over Greece. Sad to see that – i have rather people stay in the old places and look after them than ruins all over the place.

Kythira

Graveyard and bay of Kapsali

Kythira

Kythira

Moon over Kythira town and the castle. View from Marias old place

Kythira

Kythira

Kythira

Good morning tiger

Kythira

The port of Kythira with the coast of Peleponese in the back ground

Kythira

Kythira

Kythira

Monemvassia
Monemvassia – the old fortress. The city was founded in 583. In 1971 they build a bridge to link it to the main land. Now most of the buildings are hotels and restaurants.

Monemvassia

Monemvassia

More Pictures from Kythira and the next Moves

September 30, 2012 at 18:40

Mitsos, his mother and Elena gave me a lift to Athens with the car. We did stay at their house in Athens for a very short night. Than it was off to the airport. Thanks Mitsos for putting me there! Landed in Stuttgart with 140 minutes delay yesterday night. The Greek air monitoring system was down all over greece so Germanwings had to land in Thessaloniki. Joga did pic me up with the SL 500 – thanks a lot!
We went for my place for some beers and did wait for the 3 Spanish couch surfers. Later we went for food and talk to the italian place. Today i did all the paperwork that piled up the last 3 weeks. Now i only have to repack for Spain. If things go well Grobi should be here tomorrow morning at 10 and we start the drive down to Barcelona.

Kythira Greece 2012

One day the little tiger showed up on the doorsteps – and he did not want to leave

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

Glass Bottom it is

Kythira Greece 2012

View toward Kythira from Kapsali Beach

Kythira Greece 2012

Kapsali Beach

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

The first plants that came back after the fire

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

Kythira Greece 2012

One of the many churches on Kythira

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