Day 241 to 244 – Monastiraki

Spring has definitely arrived, after temperatures rarely exceeding the mid teens throughout February, we are now basking in daytime highs in the low to mid twenties. Snow is on the peaks around us and we even made the journey into the mountains for the boys to play in it. Snow was lying above 1200 metres, and we were lucky – the road went to 1222 metres.IMG_1264image3

On the way down from the mountain we passed an extraordinary looking church, so we paused for a closer look. I’m not often wowed by churches, but the Church of Agia Fotini Mantineias was truly unique.



Then is was back to our Airbnb house for a hot bath.


I don’t suppose the boys would have minded, but Meg went in after them. And she has a nice new flea collar.

Tuesday was a lazy day, and Wednesday was a return trip to Athens to drop Clare and Jack off at the airport, and despite the Beast from the East, they arrived safely at Manchester Airport and are enjoying considerably more snow than we’ve seen here!

While Clare and Jack are freezing in Ashbourne, the weather here has improved considerably, and Ben and I enjoyed a walk through the olive and orange groves.


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