Exochori to Kardamyli part 1:

I am not sure how many parts this series of posts will run to because there were so many fantastic photo opportunities. My father dropped my mother and I at Exochori, the top end of the walk, before himself driving to Kardamyli to walk up to meet us at Petrovouni, from whence we would walk together down into Kardamyli. At the top end of the walk we passed a number of small chapels, and later there were some fine stretches of engineered mule track…

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This is the remains of an old olive press.
This is the remains of an old olive press.

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This aeroplane was one of two flying in formation - could not get both in shot.
This aeroplane was one of two flying in formation – could not get both in shot.
A distant but direct view of Prosilio, which lies between Tseria (above) and Kardamyli (below)
A distant but direct view of Prosilio, which lies between Tseria (above) and Kardamyli (below)

Greece 5: The Ghost School

No, this is not an update to the Scooby Doo DVD that features Ms Grimwood’s finishing school for ghouls! It refers to what used to be the village school at Tseria, and which now stands empty and forlorn. One can get into the grounds, and there is just to room to photograph the inside of the chapel. Enjoy these pictures…

The old school and its grounds with someone who has 40 years teaching experience in the shot.
The old school and its grounds with someone who has 40 years teaching experience in the shot.
Outside the chapel
Outside the chapel
The inside of the chapel as illuminated by flashbulb. There was sufficient space between the end of the solid part of the door and the lintel for a telescopic zoom lens to poke through.
The inside of the chapel as illuminated by flashbulb. There was sufficient space between the end of the solid part of the door and the lintel for a telescopic zoom lens to poke through.
The entrance to the school building
The entrance to the school building
This bust bears the name Alexandros...
This bust bears the name Alexandros…

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A chapel that adjoins the school grounds.
A chapel that adjoins the school grounds.
A final farewell to what is left of the village school.
A final farewell to what is left of the village school.

Greece 4: Around the villages

On Wednesday we went for a walk around the local villages (Tseria, Katafigio, Pedino), and saw some very interesting things. My next post will deal with the ¬†former school and its accompanying chapel. As well as the stuff we actually saw close up I was able to get a decent shot of an isolated chapel which sits on the hillside above Tseria. Also, although we did not actually get there I have some photos of Leptini…

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The isolated chapel mentioned in the text. Apparently there is a shepherd who still regularly goes up there with his flock.
The isolated chapel mentioned in the text. Apparently there is a shepherd who still regularly goes up there with his flock.

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This is clearly a fossil of some sort, but I am not sure what.
This is clearly a fossil of some sort, but I am not sure what.