The Start: Zacharo
The first few weeks saw me chilling at a secluded beach called Zacharo where other vanlifers came to join as they passed through. We started a group called Greece on Wheels, and from there, we organized our first group meet up (pre lockdown)- a vanlife beach Halloween/Full Moon party which was such a fantastic evening, even if the hangover nearly killed me the next day.
Onward to Elea
As the weeks continued on and lockdown became a thing to get used to, with it being extended time and time again, tensions were high and feet were itchy and many of us wanted to spend time at other spots around the Peloponnese. Within a short time, some had had opted for the long drive home, some had moved back to the old beach Zacharo and some had moved further south in the Peloponnese to discover more and stimulate the mind. With only three of us left at our 'Greece on Wheels' camp, we too decided to make a decision to move on too.
As we continue on the journey in smaller separated groups now, we make time to meet up, share our favourite spots and check in on each other, with the intention to perhaps stay somewhere warm for the rest of winter.
My time in Greece so far has surpassed my expectations, not that I really had any to begin with, but I have to admit, us vanlifers really are in the perfect place to feel safe, discover beautiful places and wait it out until winter and this pandemic are well and truly over.
Thank you Greece for taking care if us!