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Photo Article: The Long view of the Greek Hovel

Tom Winnifrith
Wednesday 5 September 2018

The back road to Kambos starts with a sharp right turn ( if you are heading towards the hovel) at the bottom of monastery hill and is truly terrible. It is narrow and in places the potholes are as large as the road. I have only ever driven up it on a motorbike, including on the occasion when my bike killed a snake. But now and again I drive down it in a car. It starts just past the big modern church at the top of Kambos village and after passing a couple of houses and a small church heads down steeply to the bottom of the valley.

I dread to think what would happen if I met something coming up as there is no room to pass but I think I am the only person who ever uses the track. Anyhow just before the steep descent if you look up towards the Taygetos mountains  you can see the Greek hovel. In photo one it is just a speck above the last of the olive trees in the foreground. In the second photo I zoom in.

The big windows you see are floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen. The smaller ones on the same side are in the upper floor of the new wing (not that it actually has a floor yet).  The Bat Room where, I am now, is directly beneath the kitchen.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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