Hotel Villa Mokarta
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Travel Blogs from Salemi
No words can do justice to the magic of this place: the food, the climate, the people, the unmatched scenery and history -- no wonder this place honouring the goddess Venus is a cross-roads of great minds from ancient civilisations to present time.
Arriving at Erice - June 15
Ryanair, delayed a bit, but no dramas. It was raining heavily in Rome, but arrived in a very sunny Trapani! Heat was scorching, but ...
Sicily never fails to amaze with its ancient monuments. Segesta and Selinunte were a fascinating day trip. Both were built around 400 centuries BC, the earliest and most important Greek colonies in Sicily.
First stop was Selinunte. The Doric temple and the Acropolis were highlights of this most important ancient Greek colony in Sicily. We had to pay 6 Euros entrance. The bus had to pick us up from ...
... and people were picnicing on the sea wall adjacent to the road.
Took the slow road home. It was slower than even we had anticipated. Inspite of Paul upgrading TT several months ago, we never quite got to the main road, using every farm road since roman times. Pot holes deep enough to loose the car, bridges with the expansion joints missing, road edge crumbling, dirt, gravel, ...
... and fields with different crops.
Our apartment was light and bright, and in the evenings, kept the door open for ease of access to our deck and the views. Paul started cooking the meat for dinner, and all the adult cats from the owners house appeared and pretended to be starving. The door was shut quick smart but they were less than bashful about drooling through the glass. Shoo did not appear to be in their ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service