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Travel Blogs from Léros
Although it's mountainous terrain makes it a popular rock climbing destination, Kalymnos is best know for its history of sponge divers. This was also the place where we listened to a political speech (we think) taking place in the harbour square outside our hotel. Plastic chairs for everyone, candy floss, music..... It was incredibly loud and chaotic. Everyone who lives on the island must have been there. Then it was over. Everyone left and it was ...
... while in the harbor you can enjoy your coffee or meal ! St. Sava church on the left side and the church of the Resurrection on the right side are places you must not miss to visit. The buildings of City Hall and Eparcheion that exist in Pothia since the period of Italian occupation are also worth a visit. Another major attraction is the Castle of Chrisocherias , built in 13th century by the Knights of Rhodes. Finally, walk next to ...
... massive beauty and wonder of it to grey matter rather than memory chip. Wall upon wall of painted murals, carvings from medium to minute, tiny chapels, the smell of bees wax, hand woven gold embroidered vestments, silver and gold vessels with the most intricate detail, original documentation of payment required of peasants, dour attendants wandering about eyeing up your skimpy touristy clothing and daring you to touch anything.... ...
Well, little did we know what lay ahead when we went to bed! At around 1.30am, the boat was in very windy weather with high swells. Thankfully we remained blissfully asleep however other passengers were unwell from this point.
The captain docked for a while near some islands to seek refuge from the weather about 5am. However at 8am we awoke to feel as though we were being tossed in a washing machine, and walking around was almost impossible. Bec did not feel at all well, ...
... s trip to Kusadasi and Ephesus. Tonight was Greek Night inboard - we drank Ouzo - one of us having just one sip, ate octopus (suckers and all) and enjoyed moussaka, stuffed tomatoes and bacclava. We also learnt Greek dances and generally enjoyed the evening. Tomorrow, in the late afternoon, we will be walking the streets of Pythagorien in Samos - sadly there won't be time to go to the cave, but at least we set foot on the ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed