Volos Palace Hotel
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... br> Well after popping to see him he gave us an offer we couldn't refuse, to go with this our friend Helen recommended her friend who was looking for a short term rental. So the universe worked in our favour and we rented out our house which helped offset the trip.
We have had a smooth journey so far albeit a long one, we drove to the train station, then got 3 trains and a tube to Gatwick airport. Then a plane this morning and a bus to the main ...
On the way back to the ship, we met our Alaskan friends. He wanted to continue to town, but she was not feeling well. She reminded us of the Ritva, our Finnish friend, looked, when we commandeered her to San Antonio, Texas on a lovely 105 degree day. The three us safely returned to the ship, its showers and air conditioning. Travellers from the a hundred years ago would not be very impressed with us.
Arrived at a very dull, overcast, damp port of Volos (Volos olives are
apparently famous) in the north of Greece but it didn't rain on us so
that was a blessing. The city sits on flat land at the base of Mt
Pelion almost 5100 feet high in a region known as Thessaly. Pelion
was the legendary home of the Centaurs and Jason, the Argonauts and
the Golden Fleece etc. On our excursion we visited the
Archaeological Museum and ...
... Greek) but showed us what bus we needed. We bought tickets and sat outside to wait for us bus. As we sat waiting, we realized maybe we shouldn't take the bus since no one seemed to speak English and we weren't sure how to get back. So we decided to just explore Volos, and less then an hour later we had seen the whole city.
Volos is is a very small city. We walked along the water where they had rows of restaurants/café, which was pretty much the ...
... We climbed quite steeply up a windy road with hairpin bends, to our first stop, the village of Makrinitsa 4700 feet above sea level on the side of Mt Pelion. In the village square is a plane tree which dominates the Taverna (Tabepna Greek spelling) and is around 500 years old.We sat and had coffee and local cake which was complementary, then a walk around the village and viewed a nice little church which would hold about 20 people. On the walk back I bought a walking stick for ...