Saint Vlassis Hotel
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... from the town and shuttle buses were provided to transport us there. Bruce finally achieved his ambition to go swimming in the Aegean Sea - about 6.30pm we found a beach with a lot of other bathers and he waded in and had his swim. His verdict - warm and very salty - but he enjoyed the experience.
The ship sailed from Mykonos at midnight and berthed at Lavrion, near Athens, at 6 in the morning. We were asked ...
... perhaps a bit more graffiti and uncut grass, but no beggars,
which was surprising. No signs of any refugees at Piraeus either, although we
had heard that a ferry-load of them arrived a short time ago.
So we are leaving Greece after around five weeks, and we
don’t think we will be back. Lovely though ...
... thus far, but about $50. It shows. Even though the main receptionist couldn't hide the fact that she considered me a burden, the lady who brought my welcome tray of bread, cheese, olives, and liquor was very friendly.
Since this is my last night outside America, I booked a reservation at a fancy restaurant with an Acropolis view. I plotted a route through downtown Athens and set out.
Aside: my left foot hurts. Really hurts. It's been sore for at least a week, ...
... you see huge slabs of it in the countryside) and a really old temple. Had a pleasant lunch in a local taverna which must have been low on stocks, as the young waiter firstly ran to the bakers for the bread, then legged it in the opposite direction to the greengrocer for the aubergine (fried aubergine – yummy). We were joking about it when we paid for the bill, only to see him dash to the next door taverna for some change! How Greek- totally disorganised!
It was very ...
... and then started coming down again, which was probably fairly accurate being only about 35 mins long. I didnt realise how close together all the islands are - it would be really easy to just island hop for a couple of weeks. Even our ferry to Santorini in a few days only takes 2 hours.
Naxos airport is TINY - you land, get off straight onto the tarmac and then walk over to a small room where the baggage belt is but instead ...