Archive for July, 2018

No ice cubes!!

The last couple of days it has been very hot and not only humans were trying to find a way to stay cool but animals too. This dog came into my office and would lie for a while there on the tiles and would cool off a bit. I gave him some water and a little bit later he was off again.

This message below from facebook was sent to me by Christine and is very important. Thank you for sending it! When it is so hot you can see that animals suffer too. Many people want to be kind to dogs and keep them cool.Don’t give them ice cubes though!! It is fatal. Tepid/lukewarm water is fine.

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I have made a mistake in assuming that all banks take a commission if you withdraw money from their ATM. It doesn’t depend on the ATM of the bank that you use but on the bank that you withdraw the money from. I am sorry if I caused confusion. So if you have your National Bank of Greece card and you withdraw money from a ATM of the National Bank of Greece you will not be charged. If you use another card from another bank there you can be charged. It depends on the bank. Sorry again.

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This wonderful exhibition you can see from the 20th of July until the 30th of July. On the 21st at 20.00 hours there is an official opening. The place to be is the Vakratsa museum just up from Ambrosia sweetshop.

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Go Green Recycling was founded in 2015 on the island of Skopelos. Our goal is to reduce pollution and reduce the volume of waste, always friendly to the environment. They have a small website (see below)

Operation days & hours

Monday to Friday 08.00a.m to 16.00p.m

Saturday 08.00a.m to 14.00p.m

tel.number 24240 24884

collection of recyclable materials :

Monday and Friday from Skopelos town, Wednesday from Glossa.

for electrical appliances after a telephone appointment.

go green recycling

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ATM and charges

The National Bank of Greece charges two euro’s when you take out money of their ATM’s. A new policy ?

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Transport in Athens

Many people travel through Athens to get here so here is a transport summer schedule for Athens.


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A big cruise-ship has “landed’ outside the harbor again. Lots of flotillas going back and forth today. Is everybody ready!!!

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Want to see something really Greek and authentic? Come and listen to rebetiko songs from before and after the second world war. You may understand a little of the meaning of the songs and this way understand the Greeks also a little better. The music might not start exactly at 20.30 but that is Greece. Take a nap in the afternoon so you are rested and enjoy the program. The musicians are excellent !!
Monday and Tuesday under the church Panagia tou Pirgo in the old harbor.

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blossom and deer

It’s July, it’s hot buy these shrubs/trees don’t seem to mind. They are in full bloom. It probably has to do with the rain that we have had off and on. All over the island people have cut their grass and plants but they all have come up again!!! Watch out on the small roads when you are driving. Because of the extensive growth of plants/weeds the roads are even narrower.

We have deer on the island but they live in a fenced off area on the road to Kalogeros. You never see them but I caught this one early this morning. They are very shy so I could not take a better photograph.

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Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter. A turkey and a chicken. Unknown circumstances brought them together. They live at my local vegetable guy.

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