Ilio Maris Hotel
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... cash in around midnight, but I struggled through. And at the very least our hotel and time on the beach was amazing.
On another note, I would like to apologize for the lack of pictures and request everyone take a moment of silence to remember 'Casio Exilim 28mm Wide Optical' digital camera, who passed away in the line of duty during the Mykonos trip due to an unretractable lens error. You have been with me since I ...
... islands main town, to Mavromatis Studios where we were staying. After a little bit of a wait due to a miscommunication we met up with our host, Voula, who showed us to our amazing room. For about the price of a hostel room we had our own bathroom, kitchenette, balcony and air conditioning. It's a fantastic deal. The room is also quite close to St. Georges beach, which seems quite a bit more relaxed and family friendly than the beaches we saw on Mykonos.
We lifted anchor at 7:30 and unfurled the sails and had a very pleasant but short lived sail out of Naousis Bay. As soon as we were out of the bay the wind turned to our nose and we were faced with another day of motoring. We checked in with BS at 8 am who were still at the marina and on their way to the bakery. We agreed to meet at Finikas. Mid-morning we decided to chance course and have another attempt at sailing but after about an hour ...
... a significantly different wind and sea state; waves of 2 meters and wind gusts up to 7 B.
As the conditions were rather unpleasant we decided to motor to the closest protected bay. We followed s/v Onset with Bill at the helm. He had sailed this waters before and he guided us around and between a few small rocks to a protected anchorage. We dropped anchor at 12:30 behind Wave Runner, who had left early ...
... we were ready, Antonis drove us back to Platys Gialos. We were exhausted and Mel learned on the Internet that we burned off the equivalent of a Big Mac. Who knew scuba diving was so strenuous.
For dinner today we walked down the beach and perused the menus at the other hotel restaurants. We ended up eating at Notos where we had a nice meal. Grilled salmon for me and a greatly craved steak for Mel.
Still pooped from the dive, once our bellies were full we were ready for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIlio Maris Hotel Mykonos
The staff members are amazingly helpful and friendly - probably the hotel's greatest asset. The location is also perfect, being 2 minutes' walking distance from the main town's primary bus stop and close to the centre of the town.
A big negative was that the hotel doesn't have free wifi. You have to buy (expensive) vouchers, something which is unthinkable in 2013. On the one morning we also had to wait 15 or 20 minutes to have breakfast, because there were no tables available. While I appreciate that these things sometimes happen, we weren't the only ones waiting - there were at least 3 other parties waiting with us, which obviously indicates that they need to do something about it.
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