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Travel Blogs from Laganas
... in Greece, and I thought it was beautiful. When I get there I will get a cozy, charming house right on the beach. I don't want a lot of neighbors, but I want to be located in a small, cute town. One with the famous white Greek homes. I want to pass people riding mules on cobble streets and smell the odor from fish vendors. Gross, right? Yet, this will fulfill my expectations of ...
... expect much and were pleasantly surprised how clean and friendly it was. Ended up on a little road "train" for an hour's ride up into the hills behind Katakolon to the Mercouri winery and then on to a lovely beach, St. Andreas.
We strolled around the winery for half an hour between "trains". It was rather interesting. It has been in the same family for over ...
Today started off with breakfast and coffee on the outdoor terrace again. After breakfast we hoped on a boat that brought us to another boat that took us to the island Hydra! Hydra was absolutely perfect and the Greece you see in movies- white houses, stone walkways, donkeys, and crystal clear water. The only form of transportation on the island is donkeys ...
After a few hours on the beach we headed to lunch at Matina's Taverna. What an amazing experience. Matina was so happy to have us and LOVED Tori and I. She first brought over her homemade Tztatziki sauce and bread (for free) and then we had chicken souvlaki platters. At the end of our meal she brought us oranges and apples sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and ...
This morning we woke up on the boat and had a breakfast waiting for us (again a huge croissant, eggs, orange juice, and coffee). The view outside was amazing and even though we didn't dock until 2 and were suppose to at 12, it went by "super fast". I guess that's why they call it the super fast ferry!
After ex docked we jumped on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking