Travel Blogs from Aegina
Day 14 Sorrento via Pompei to Bari and overnight ferry to Greece
After departing Sorrento we made a brief visit to Pompeii where we had a hilarious tour with an Italian guide who turned on all the charm and called out "yoo hoo" all the time to get our attention as we wandered the ruins of the site engulfed by volcanic ash from the erruption of Mt Vesuvius and uncovered thousands of years later. We were told we HAD ...
... movements. I had had excellent timing in arriving only moments before it started. Must cherish these moments. Stayed for awhile afterwards watching people get photos with the guards while the army looking guys did tourist control which seemed to include 'talking’ (perhaps flirty) with some girl for ages.
On the way home I got dinner at a kebab place. Four meat kebab sausage things, fried tomatoes onion and tzatziki. It’s was delicious, but I ...
... Christina left around 1. Ariana had left Saturday night, when a bunnch of others had gathered in our apartment so that we could all say our final goodbyes.
At 7, Zoe and I caught cabs at Plateia Plastira and directed them back to the apartment building, to pick up Gabby and all of our luggage. The taxi ride back was mad uncomfortable, because the driver was pretty rude--well, when we spoke. There was only silence in the cab for most of the way.
... for us –our complimentary treat.
Even if the room faces a busy street it is completely sound proof and the surprise this time was that we had access to a beautiful private balcony with two reclining chairs and a low wooden table. Our room was flooding with natural light, something you cannot find easily elsewhere.
The queen sized bed was huge but it was actually two beds joined together ….something that personally I prefer!
I loved the navy ...
... the Temple of Apaia on your way to Agia Marina. Here you will find the biggest shallow water sandy beach and the best of the island, -very touristy during summer.
Be sure to have lunch at the “Ouzeri "To Akrogiali”. We had the most delicious fish pikilia for 20 euros. Pavlos and Lia the owners are amazing hosts, and Panteli the cook will amaze you with his cuisine.
Recommended restaurants by the main harbour of Aegina: