Travel Blogs from Spetses
After Athene our next destination was Spetses. We took a boat from Athene's port to the island. The ship was a hydrofoil, which was exciting, because I never been on one of those. It is quite small, I think about 150 people can fit inside, but its fast. Unfortunately we had a rough sea and I think with a hydrofoil type ship, …
... H O N K ---- H O N K ---- H O N K ----- H O N K, The ferry was shouting angrily at us. He passed too close to our stern, and began a turn-around maneuver, and ultimately heading toward a small catamaran, and us simultaneously. The cat was furiously trying to pull up her anchor, as the ferry was fast approaching....... H O N K H O N K H O N K..... A horrid sound to hear, as he was gaining on the small cat....... H O N K H O N K H O N K..... Finally the cat got her anchor ...
... need to dry out... Our last day Traversing to the exit out of the normally, tumultuous weather worn Cyclades (altho for us it was two very beautiful days)and into the Saronic Gulf islands -- only about 40 miles away from Athens. The sea was a little more rolling today, but certainly not bad. We made our destination of Hydra in about 6 hours. Oh how I love this very personal, clean, and romantic harbor. The shopping used to be out of this world, or ...
... over. Didn't disappoint - lightning and thunder as we (a bit nervously) climbed higher and higher into the mountains.
First town we went through - we had to squeeze througha a gap wth only a couple of cm's oneither side. As we climbed up the very windy, and sometimes narrow road we climbed up into very lush pine. Windy mountain road went on forever... but very pretty drive.
Got to a town called Kastanista, right at the head o ...
... when they described it as small, with two ferries already there the one we were on simply had to wait. The town was different. With more Venetian than Greek style buildings, fortified walls and old canons guard the entrance.
We spent the day wandering around and seeking shade in the middle of the afternoon as it was incredibly hot. It has an Art University here and I expected to see evidence of it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The hotel is very nicely located, it has its own beach
Has an okay breakfast buffet, but the view on the restaurant is amazing
The rooms are quite old
The elevator was kept breaking down
Its not cheap
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