We caught a glimpse of snow-covered Mount Olympus, glittering in bright sunshine through the afternoon haze.

We can quite understand why the Australian tourists we encountered thought the Greek mountains were covered in marble. Mount Olympus is very beautiful indeed and this photo doesn’t do it justice.

Courier J has been getting into the Greek spirit by reading ‘The Thread’ by Victoria Hislop, that tells the story of a family’s life in and around Thessaloniki.

During our afternoon conversations we’ve been wondering whether we should offer to carry the Olympic flame back to London on one of our trips!

Mount Olympus