Alacati Zeytin Konak Hotel
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Fri 3rd: Explored the Kampos citrus estates and museum near the town of Chios and then drove along most of the east coast of the island stopping at Vrontadas, Pantoukios, Lagada and Marmaro. Vrontadas is where the renowned Easter Rocketwar spectacular ...
... in the next village we drove to called Anavatou. This was up the top of a mountain more than a thousand meters high and very remote. Apparently there is only one permanent villager livng there now who is in her 70s and who refuses to move. She does have some company when summer visitors go to rent houses there although what they do there is a mystery other that to sell ice cream in the only little shop to the tourists who drive for hours to see them. When we ...
... The descent from the hills to the harbour at Lagada on Monday is quite an experience. The Raven goes suitably slowly for Hilli! We encounter some incredible black mountain-goats who peer down at us from ridiculous perches high above the road. The water in the harbour is crystal clear and full of fish swimming just below the surface... a bit like in Ithaki... they're accustomed to having bits of bread thrown to them from the taverna. The chef cooks us some delicious fresh fish ...
The vineyard turns out to be next door to the old railway marshalling yard from which Ataturk once directed the 1937 skirmishes between the Turks and the Greeks from his own private, personalized railway carriage... a carriage made by the same German firm who manufactured a mobile HQ for Uncle Adolf! The yard is now a wonderful steam-engine museum housing the said carriage. Hilli listens patiently to ...
... 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 ...