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Travel Blogs from Ouranopolis
... So after a very pleasant few days - time has just melted away - we need to pack and move on. The only disappointment we've had is that we felt very let down at the local restaurant. If we stop for a few days, we try and have at least one "local" meal. Others along the way have been so good with local fare at a reasonable price. This was not reasonable and their speciality dishes - grilled octopus / squid - ...
... what he did specifically on his 20 mi walk are unknown. He probably spent the time in prayer and meditation conversing with the Lord and re-charging himself spiritually. Maybe he needed to think some things over about the next stage of his ministry and inquire of the Lord about what to do. Regardless, whatever it was it was likely self-directed at his own needs in order to prepare him to keep going with his preaching ministry and serving God's people.
We spent three nights in Stavros, which is part of Chalkidiki. We stayed with Dads friend Vicky, who has triplets, Steffi, Spiro and Lambos. We had a lot of fun. We watched movies at night time, including Spiderman 1, Spiderman 2 and Thor. Every afternoon we played hide and seek with all the cousins including Stella, Sophia and Pano. One day we went to a really cool beach where we had a whole section of the beach to ourselves with umbrellas ...
... so in the weekday it was empty and indeed we only saw a couple of players.
Apart from lazing on the beach, eating fish and visiting the local mountain villages I can't say we have done much. Amazingly we encountered our second folk dancing festival, this one for the Whit holidays. Of course being non-religious we didn't know it was Whit. Tomorrow we drive across Greece to catch the ferry to Italy and we are hoping for a quiet drive on Whit Monday.
... Annie clearly did not get on with Bulgaria but I had much less of an issue with the country...C
Once into Greece the driving was much easier and you could set the cruise control without fear of pot holes. We arrived in Neos Marmaras in the early evening and settled into our self catering room with a large balcony over looking the sea.
Now sitting on the balcony, drinking Turkish Raki, over looking the sea, 25C.... cheers.
Other places to stay in Ouranopolis
Ouranoupolis, Ouranopolis | 5 star hotelfrom $272
on the waterfront, Ouranopolis | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Ouranopolis | 4 star hotelfrom $82
630 75 Ouranoupolis, Ouranopolis | Hotelfrom $54
Tripiti, Ouranoupoli, Ouranopolis | 4 star hotelfrom $130
Main Road Thessaloniki Ouranoupoli, Ouranopolis | 3 star hotelfrom $105
\N, Ouranopolis | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Pola Bohn, Ouranopolis | 3 star hotelfrom $112