I have now arrived in Greece and the weather is perfect.
I have had some wonderful walks and have now reached the magical city of Edessa where water from the mountains plunges down off the escarpment in dramatic waterfalls.
I have experienced some problems finding anywhere to stay and with river crossings. On my first day in Greece I had already walked 23km and had far to go when the directions said "the road zig zags and crosses a stream".
Not that day! It was a wide, deep, fast flowing river. Anyone without a tractor had no chance. I had to divert and cross on a railway viaduct which was a bit nerve wracking.
I never found anywhere to stay at the next village either. I was sitting in a bar contemplating a night in the fields when the barman said "for €20 you could get a taxi to Florina where there are hotels...."
At first this seemed a cop out but after a second beer it seemed a very good idea indeed!