Volos Palace Hotel
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... museum here about local life. We have a quick walk around there are a few shops selling touristy things, a few tavernas that are open and quite busy with a coach load of students, the church in the centre is very old, but closed. The next stop is back at the coast, we were heading off the peninsular, the road was becoming less winding and the landscape opening up into olive groves, the mountains were behind us now and before long we were at Kato Gatzea a small village in a small ...
... up. The traditional houses are made of stone and have stone roofs and wooden balconies. Some still have flowers growing on them, it's strange to see roses and geraniums in the middle of December. Back down in the village there is a large campsite and the harbour is where the harbour scene in Mama Mia was filmed,with the waves crashing into it today it doesn't look so idyllic. We walked across the sea front back to Dream Catcher, but there wasn't a route over ...
... the effort from what we have heard. I forgot to mention that we lost a wheel off one of the suitcases so I had to carry one suitcase, pull one and wear a backpack, I felt like a pack mule.
I read in the newspaper today that the UK is settling in for some hurricane and wet weather, I have to admit we felt slightly smug when boarding the plane today if not a little sorry for poor old blighty.
Catch you all soon, I will add some photos ...
... village of Makrynitsa which
was a 40 minute climbing mountain drive. It was very pretty and
quaint with wonderful huge plane and chestnut trees but the view of
Volos Bay was patchy through the mist and clouds which cleared a bit
later in the day after we left. In spite of the weather, it was an
awesome view of the bay. The economy here can't be suffering too
much as the city had plenty of fancy shops and ...
... on Thessaly would have much more to do in it, and looked like it was just a 40 minute train ride away. We walked around town and finally found the train station, but everything was in Greek. The lady at the counter spoke a little English and told us we needed to take a bus instead, and pointed us in the direction of the bus station. We then made it to the bus station and had the same problem...EVERYTHING was in Greek. The guy at the counter here had a map ...