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A Day in Evia – Part 3

What else can you find up in the hills in central Evia? Lots of bees, who feast on the early spring gorse and other wildflowers.

Evia

Evia

Evia

Goat herder’s huts, and more goat herder’s huts. I guess they would make up little farmsteads of sorts.

Evia

Evia

And last but not least, the darling goats, complete with bells. These ones were roaming free in the hills, without a goat herder in sight.

Evia

Evia

Funny, aren’t they? This was my introduction to rural life in Greece. And it won’t be my last encounter with goats either.

A Day in Evia – Part 1

We spent a day on the island of Evia. It’s only 10km off the mainland and about 50km from the centre of Athens. To get there we drove to the port of Nea Palatia, a typical small coastal town.

Evia

Then it was on to the ferry for the 10km ride across to the island.

Evia

It wasn’t the best of days to be on the coast, being overcast, but much of the landscape in ‘middle’ Evia was relatively undeveloped.

Evia

There were some things along the way that looked typically Greek to me, like this mini shrine.

Evia

I had a dip on the beach, my first (and only) in the Mediterranean. Being only April, the water was limb numbingly cold. But I suppose it would be refreshing in mid-summer when the temperatures hit 40C.

Evia