tiistai 9. toukokuuta 2017

Rough roads

The Camí de Cavalls is an ancient path of 186 km (116 miles) that encircles the island of Minorca, Spain. This long-distance walking route is the GR 223 of the Senderos de Gran Recorrido network in Spain and it is also use to reach some of the most inaccessible beaches of Menorca. The path is divided in 20 different stages, each of them between 5 and 14 km. All the start and arrival points can be gained access to by road traffic, making possible to cover only one or some stages of the path at a time.

It is also possible to cover the Camí de Cavalls with mountain bike. However, some stages are technically complicated and a good bicycle could be needed.  We chose easier bike trails :)

maanantai 1. toukokuuta 2017


Spinalonga is an arid and barren rocky islet with an area of 8.5 hectares lying at the mouth of the natural port of Elounda in the Lasithi prefecture of Crete. Due to its strategic location, it was fortified and served a variety of roles and purposes over the centuries.

In 1903, a leper colony was established on Spinalonga, to isolate people suffering from Hansen’s Disease from the healthy population. The Leper Hospital remained operational until 1957, when the last 20 patients were moved to a leper hospital in Athens. Many others had recovered and gone home in the meantime.