Cycling in Kos

Kos is quite flat. The mountains are located on the sides of the island so you can have a nice bike ride around. Last time I cycled was back in childhood days and now I don’t even have a bike. But still I took the challenge to cycle from Tigaki to Kos town and back. My coach told me that total distance will be about 20 something kilometers. I thought [...]


Kos. Or how Czechs wanted to trick Lithuanians

We are leaving Nisyros. A sporty week is ahead. I will practice windsurfing and my potential husband will cycle around the island. We packed and came to Maria’s café to say goodbye and kiss the whole family. Her husband took us to the port inhaling one cigarette after the other. They never put seat belts on – just turn up the volume of their folk radio and imagine that beeping [...]


Nisyros hospitality and castle

I visited the bakery for again today. Had a little siesta yesterday, so getting up 9 in the morning was quite early for me.  It was worth it, because the bakery had even more delights to choose from. I bought some bread and a huge doughnut. The weather was not meant for the beach – it was sunny but windy. We were having breakfast in our balcony and discussing the [...]



Nisyros volcano and serpantine

I found driving on a scooter along Nisyros serpentine quite scary, but it was really worth it! Here is a short video about a day visiting the volcano and beautiful villages.


Nisyros volcano and villages in the skies

We made a deal: the one who gets up first, marches to the bakery next door. Of course it was me. Grandma was planting flowers outside the hotel: “Room?” she asked. “Room OK”, I replied. We chatted a little, both in our own languages and I stepped inside the house with the smell of fresh bread and cinnamon. The owner of the bakery, as all elderly Greeks, did not speak [...]


Holiday in Nisyros: discovering Mandraki and Pali

We had a long sleep after last night’s journey. The first thing on the agenda was breakfast. So we jumped on our motorbike and headed to the center of the village which is about 500 meters coast with a little beach, small port for yachts and six taverns. We were discussing which one we should choose and a A4 sheet saying “free wi-fi” helped us to make up our minds. [...]


Holiday in Nisyros: getting there

Our trip started in Vilnius at 4.30 am, the temperature was as high as +2C. We left for Kaunas airport to catch a Ryan Air flight which was like a train trip to India. The plain was full of holidaymakers with kids and the largest bags that are possible to fit in as hand luggage. Unlike most Eastern Europeans we were not struggling so much for the seats and for [...]