Hotel Elena Ermones
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... we headed over the hills to a headland overlooking St. George's beach. The walk was down to bay called pirates cove. It started high on the headland and climbed steeply down, following an old donkey path. The cove looked a lot like a smaller version of Phi Phi island in Thailand. A narrow strip of land connected it to the headland, and on each side the pebbly beaches looked out towards the calm, clear Mediterranean. We walked across the beach and ...
... and cruised through the hills towards San Stefanos. On the way i spotted a fox in a field. It was weird to see one out during the day, but maybe in this country people on horses don't chase them around?
San Stefanos looked beautiful in the evening sun, and we walked a short way around the headland. The air was crisp and over in Albania the mountains were frosted white. 'Iced by giants' as my Dad put it. Giant ...
... swimming like a machine, churning through the water, occasionally shouting at himself in Greek.
Back in the town we went for lunch at Rouvas. Rouvas was a traditional Greek restaurant where all the various meals are displayed on large flat top stove. You walk into the kitchen and select whichever dish that most takes your fancy. I chose a half portion of Pastisada (kind of like a lasagne but ...
... case someone slipped and sent him rolling down the cobblestones.
We watched the bands march through the town, finally congregating in front the Lindon cafes. Here they stood in the rain and played in turn, then marched back into the city. The whole occasion was watched over by a large crowd of Greeks, both from Corfu and the mainland, who braved the rain and cheered the bands. It was definitely worth getting out of bed for. ...
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We visited a butchers, bakers and cheese shop to gather supplies for a trek my Dad had planned.
There were a few heated moments followed by icy silence as we got lost on the way. Classic car trip stuff.
The area we would be walking around was called the Ropa valley. Its a long, flat valley, nestled inside the circle of some of Corfu's highest mountains.
The walk was around four hours long. It started in the hill ...