Flaming Lipsi

Looking south back over the anchorage of Lero

Looking south back over the anchorage of Lero

Lipsi. A quintessentially Greek island untouched by the hoards of package holiday tourists that populate the bigger Dodecanese islands. I’d say the people here are a mix of holidaying Greeks, a few backpackers and a bunch of yotties, not forgetting the gentle locals, which makes for a very peaceful atmosphere indeed. What better way to explore this little gem than by bike?



 

 

 

John and Pat taking in Lipsi

John and Pat taking in Lipsi

 

 

 

 

 

The five minute downhill run into the town centre takes in a view of the harbour and before we knew it we were scooting around the main square, where we stumbled upon some locals dancing.

 

 

 

It looked as though they were practising for some event, a wedding maybe? In this video clip you can just catch the ‘teacher’ shouting at the girls for not being able to dance properly. I mean, they can’t even keep their legs straight, and as for that last girl in the baseball cap – put some effort into it, love!

 

 

 

 

Midday in this heat is no time to be working outside in the sun, but these fishermen diligently sorted their nets along the harbour wall, a job I don’t envy. It occurred to me too that these guys probably spend as long sorting their nets out on the dry as they do actually fishing.

 

 

Working hard in the midday heat

Working hard in the midday heat

 

Their efforts were not in vain, however, as Pat, John and I all ordered the fish in rosemary at the taverna by the anchorage. A great little spot this and I can see why the anchorage saw many boats come and go over the couple of days we spent in Lipsi.

 



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5 Comments on “Flaming Lipsi”

  1. Hi Jamie
    You must be missing Liz, I have just watched your latest
    posting and really enjoyed it Millie dosn’t seem to be missing Liz to much. The only problem I had was trying to close your missive, but it could be me being computor iligitamate.
    Love
    Mike
    Fandangle 😛

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