Hotel Vatera Beach
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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We had a brief day visit to the Island of Lesbos. Sadly for Russ and I it was a day of preparation for an evening presentation on the Turkish wars after WW1. This island played a significant role in that era and was where many Turkish Greek people were expelled after the Greeks failed in their attempt to invade Turkey and capture Ankara. Carm and Michelle went on a day tour and joined us for dinner and the ...
... were allowed through after the 8pm 'opening'.
DAY 43 – April 24, 2015
MYTILENE, LESBOS, GREECE
We are now in the Aegean Sea with the 1st stop being Lesbos and the port city of Mytilene.
This is the home of the best Ouzo.
All Greek islands have that 'special' charm and Mytilene is no ...
... the start of the cruise, and last night there was a very high wind, and 15 foot waves. Slight boat motion, but no problems. This morning we gave the treadmill a miss, had breakfast in Britannia - the best table yet, right next to the back window with amazing views of the churning water. And as they day has progressed we have seen lots of Greek islands. Coming up soon is Lesbos! Really! After breakfast I went to a lecture on ...
... continuous stream of fast-moving traffic. Lesvos has very high accident rates, and roadside shrines are often seen, with candles burning in memory alongside photos of the young killed on the roads.
Then there's the elderly, rich people from cruise ships, dressed in multi-pocketed beige vests, white jeans with creases, lots of gold bling showing, cameras dangling. It's ostentatious wealth, which marks them out from locals at ...
... by local bus, a memorable experience which brought together terror and hilarity. When we saw that our driver had just the one effective hand - the other being broken, and in plaster - we weren't worried at first. That was partly because when we boarded, the man who was pulling out the wiring, trying to fix the horn, seemed harmless enough, just a rough-house mechanic, who'd be left at the bus station. It was when the same ...