Princess Europa Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Princess Europa Hotel Matala
Travel Blogs from Matala
... joked that she needed the book because it was her first tour and then backed that up by saying she has actually been a guide for 25 years - starting when she was 5 years old! The Greeks have a dry sense of humour that sometimes isn't recognised.
Another dash back to shore and ship and another lunch on board as the ship heads for Santorini.
Everyone on board is buzzing and looking forward to this stop but dire ...
... We have imbibed much of the local firewater-lemon, honey and original-and even seen the distilling process at a local taverna, eating many Cretan pies, zucchini balls, stuffed zucchini flowers, fresh squeezed orange juice and yogurt and honey to last us for quite some time! We almost managed to run out of gas on the backroads (and I mean back roads) but ...
... in case the seas were nasty and we set off for Fira, Santorini.
Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira; is located in the southern Aegean Sea and part of an island chain (archipelago). The chain was created from a single island due to a huge volcanic eruption. One theory suggests that the Thera eruption was actually where the Atlantis legend originated.
The ferry trip was just under two hours ...
Today was a free day so the same crazy group that walked the hot road got together for breakfast and decided to hit the little shops and archeological museum.
Before the museum, we stopped back by the Lions Square and had the famous cream Bougatsa and a frappe!! Wow :)
It's strange how quickly people adapt to their surroundings. Today we were much more confident in crossing the streets whether there ...
... of life size good quality copies of his paintings in an old church in the square of the 4 Lions Statue. El Greco originally came from Heraklion so we enjoyed having a look at his famously elongated portraits of Christ. We were glad to get taken back to the ship to get a rest from the heat but later in the afternoon did venture back into the port of Agios Nikolais where the ship was moored. It was only a short walk ...