Alacati Sailors Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... swim before taking off to explore the quaint medieval villages from the Byzantine era of Olympi and Mesta (more pics) in the southern part of the island. We meandered through the labyrinthine narrow streets of cobblestone of both Olympi and Mesta, which almost untouched by ...
... Greek island to Turkey so this part of Greece was prone to invasion and the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire ran the place for about 400 years. Fortunately for the people of Chios the Sultans loved to eat the sap of the mastic tree which only grows in that area so they were a bit more benevolent that usual when dealing with the Greeks who knew how to grow the trees and extract the sap from them. Mastic is still produced and used for chewing gum and also for ...
... cladding. The 'Church of the Apostles' at the heart of the village dates from the early fifteenth century... sadly, it's not in great condition and it isn't open to visitors. Most of the 'streets' are little more than alleyways and have arches linking the first floor of a house on one side to the first floor on the other. We enjoy our first mythos (lovely for Hilli to want to drink a beer again!) and some souvlaki in a friendly taverna beside the Orthodox Church in the ...
... ticket for 0900 on Saturday morning. Actually the hotel is rather sweet... it's clean, the air-con works and the owner tells us where we can get a good dinner. We set the alarm and are outside the ferry terminal an hour and a half before departure time. Suffice it to say that the experience of getting out of Turkey is an almost exact parallel of the one getting in... but at least Guy is ready for ...
... and only now, while in his early-sixties, had come to Chios to see where his father had come from and to learn what this place had to teach him. We fell in love with his genuine nature, spellbinding story-telling, and love of people and life and adventure. I would love to cross his path again some day, perhaps high up in the mountains of eastern Australia where he lives.
Also joining us was a very pleasant young Canadian woman from Vancouver named Erin, who was ...