My Book about Greece - "KALO TAXIDI! Notes from Greece and the Greek Islands"

I have been visiting Greece regularly for thirty years, and over the years have made notes about my trips. I published my book "KALO TAXIDI! Notes from Greece and the Greek Islands" in July 2011.

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Extracts about Amorgos

You can read extracts from my book here. The current selection is about Amorgos, an island I first visited in 1985.

Amorgos 1985 - Trying to leave On April 1

Amorgos 1991 - The Church Mural Painter on Amorgos

Amorgos 1996

Cat Food at To Mouragi in 1985

Glow Worms - The Flashing Nocturnal Visitor

Book Contents

These are the headings in the book
Part One - Preparing to go

  • Greek Islands
  • Packing

Part Two - In Greece

  • Arrival in Greece
  • My first trip to Greece in October 1981 (Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini)
  • Accommodation
  • Amorgos 1985- Trying to leave on April 1
  • Amorgos 1996
  • Amorgos 1991 - The Church Mural Painter on Amorgos
  • Anaphi 1996
  • Andros Chora - General Impressions
  • Andros - Chips Galore
  • Andros - Taverna with no food
  • Andros CafĂ© Cats
  • Antiparos 1996
  • Ariadne in the 1990s
  • Astypalia 1995
  • Belgian Greek
  • Buses
  • Carnival
  • Cat Food at To Mouragi in 1984 (Amorgos)
  • Cephalonia - 1990
  • Cheese and the travelling dog bowl (Amorgos)
  • Greek Cats
  • Chios (late 1990s)
  • Coffee grinding grocery (in Andros Chora)
  • Coffee - trying to make coffee in an old-fashioned hotel
  • Conch shell noise
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Delos 1981
  • Dolphins - leaving Fourni (Flying Dolphins)
  • Donoussa - Spring 1993
  • Dripping in the Night
  • Easter
  • Electricity
  • Electricity - fused
  • Ferries and other Sea travel
  • Food - eating in (General tips, Some simple breakfasts, Some simple lunches, Some main meal ideas
  • Food - eating out
  • Folegandros 1989, 1991 and 1996
  • Fourni 1998
  • Glow Worms - The Flashing Nocturnal Visitor
  • Good morning squid
  • Greek language
  • If I was you I wouldn't
  • Ios 1996 - First Visit
  • Ios 1996 - Second Visit
  • Iraklia - 1991
  • Kalamos 1989
  • Kalymnos - 1995
  • Kalymnos - Doggy Paddle
  • Kastelorizo - shoeless - 1995
  • Kea - Leaving Kea Chora Without A Bus
  • Kimolos 1996
  • Kithnos - ants
  • Koufonissi just before Easter, and on old Skopelitis
  • Lambs and goats
  • Lefkes 1989
  • Leros
  • Lipsi
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Maps
  • Meganisi 1989
  • Milos Cheese Shop - 1986
  • Milos 1986
  • Milos - English Lessons
  • Mykonos 1981
  • Mykonos - A Noisy Room In Greece - 1996
  • Mykonos 1996
  • Mykonos - FORBIDDEN. VERBOTEN - 1996
  • Naxos 1985
  • Naxos - Apeiranthos - Tourism arrives
  • Naxos - Apollonas in the mid 1990s
  • Naxos - buying oregano in Chalki
  • News - keeping in touch
  • Paros 1981
  • Patmos - 1985
  • Paxos - early 1980s
  • Pigs Galore
  • Planes - internal
  • Plumbing
  • Rhodes (1985)
  • Samos (1998)
  • Santorini 1981
  • Schinoussa
  • Schinoussa - The arrival of the troops
  • Serifos 1986
  • Serifos - Trying to Return To Serifos
  • Sikinos 1989
  • Sikinos - Locked Out On Sikinos (1998)
  • Siphnos 1986 and 1981
  • Symi (1995)
  • Syros
  • Thimena (1998)
  • Thirasia - Now I have been to all the Cyclades (1998)
  • Tilos (1995)
  • Time
  • Tinos - Icons and Coconut Monkeys in Tinos
  • Weather
  • Yachts
  • Zakynthos 1989

Part Three - Heading Home

  • Souvenirs
  • Athens Hotels - First trip to Greece
  • Athens Hotels - Nafsika (1980s)
  • Athens Hotels - Where do I stay now?
  • Athens Hotels - Hotel Kouros
  • Athens Hotels - Student Inn
  • Missed Flight Home - in the mid 1990s
  • Arrival in Piraeus - autumn 2009

Susan Watkin