Atrium Hotel Thassos
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... non the less interesting and amazing at the lengthy of time these stones have been here. Also on the same site is a 14th century mosque built in the Ottoman style. We returned to Dream Catcher for lunch and then set off to complete the drive around the Biga Peninsular. The scenery is different again to yesterday, as we climbed up the hills the land became barren and scorched, scattered with large boulders and occasionally there were signed ...
It's cold this morning only 15 degrees! The heater will soon warm us up!
We are heading for an interesting town on the coast, Ayvalik, behind the sea front there is an old Greek fishing village. During the the 'War of Independsnce' in the 1920's, the Greek population were forced to abandon their homes and relocate to Levos, whilst in turn the Turks from that island were compelled to start new lives in Ayvalik.
The journey there passed through some lovely scenery, ...
... getting somewhere...oh no, the street turns into the bazaar! We force our way in past stalls of underwear, towels, handbags until we come face to face with a glass case full of donuts...this is actually a donut truck but driver cannot see us and keeps manoeuvring towards us. Men wave arms wildly, Ian hops out of the car to try to get direction, donut man keeps advancing, Michel and I crying in laughter as Ian jumps back into the car shouting ...
... etc.... Then we were treated to a 'fashion show' of their products. Well, it was quite a show and the range and style of the leather gear was unbelievable. He then got some 'volunteers from our group to be dressed up and stroll the catwalk which was very funny. Apparently this company supplies European markets and are relabelled as Armani etc... Mmmmm perhaps??? Then we went to the showroom and had the usual 'assistants' helping us to find 'just the right one'. Most people ...
... During subsequent rulers additions were made to the castle and its grounds. The castle area is huge and it sits on a hill wilt a commanding site of the harbor. There is a large system of under-ground tunnels and a 4000 cubic meter cistern.
It was cool and very windy in Lesbos today, I guess an indicator of things to come. We had a very interesting visit though and we walked over two miles.