Summer is here so we packed all our camping gear and got ready for the road!
This is the first time that we are bringing anyone with us for such a long trip. This is also Ntak’s first time in a road trip and camping trip: Challenge accepted!
This beach is a great camping spot because you can have your own private beach (like where we camped) and the parking was around 30 meters from the camp, so we didn’t need to carry all our things far to setup camp.
We found our camping spot so easily that we also couldn’t believe how easy it was. This camping trip was off to a great start! We had plenty of time to setup camp, cook and eat and even have enough time to watch the sunset while gathering wood to make our first camp fire. We had really nice talks until the morning and it was time for us to sleep and rest!
Xiliadou Beach is perfect for free camping. A lot of people come here early (May) for them to select the best spots for their houses because they stay there until mid-September and they want the best spots!
This is called Damianos Beach.
We decided to stay the night here again, so walking towards our camp, we saw some people already have their camp fire, so we joined them in their fire and we kinda took over it (haha!) it was fun for them because they didn’t need to take care of the fire but it still keeps them warm, and we were happy playing with the fire!
falls (movie falls), was a good stop, we spent time there hanging out and talking until it’s time to get up and get on the road again!
Next stop, Aidipsos! Very popular for their natural hot springs.
After the hike, we went up to the North Shelter to meet up with our friend and spend the night.
The North Shelter is made by Vasilys, most of the things inside are hand made by him, even the shelves and the doors! He just opened new Hobbit house (rooms), and they are amazing! We had a good time talking with him, the last time we visited him was way back summer of 2017, good thing he visits Athens a lot so we also see him in the city.
The next day, we started with a hearty talk then we left the shelter to make small hikes in some other parks here in Pavliani.
Day 5. After the hike, we headed to Pyra. This village is 1158 meters above sea level. They have basketball courts, tennis courts, football field and a huge nature park! In the winter, this village’s population is 12 people (!) while in the summer, they have around 300.
He was very happy to inform us that he made a 3 km hike path. He also told us that not even wild animals were passing on this part of the village before this park was made. He is very cute and proud of what he has accomplished! Of course we lighted another fire and had a really good talk and the moon is being a spotlight yet again!
Day 6. G had a surprise for us! We packed and drove to a “secret” location. Alas! We arrived at Vagonetto mining park!
We headed to our final campsite for this trip, this area is called Kamena Vourla, and our view is the city lights of Evia! This city lights that we see is actually in Aidipsos where we passed the previous days.
This is the grand finale for our road trip. Seeing the lights of Evia and the clear sky while there were no light pollution where we were. There's this feeling that it seems like we are looking back and watching to what has been. It's a retrospective of the past couple of days. We have accomplished, saw and experienced so much and that this is the perfect end to an awesome road trip!
Oh, and remember that lottery we played?
We had no rain, perfect conditions, good roads, good food, really good trip, and even better camp sites! I can say we got the nature jackpot!
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