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We were only the second room to be filled on our first night at our hotel, Hercules, as it opened for the season. The next day there were another 17 extra guests. But sadly, Phil felt too that there was a shortage of tourists everywhere.
This was confirmed by locals. Greece has had a bad recession, but you must all come back!
Faliraki is beautiful, not all clubs and mad teenagers!! The southern end of the beach is quieter but the locals need support as the big corporate hotels at the other end are killing the old Faliraki. You must come back!
There are all sorts of water sports apart from fishing and skiing.
Admittedly, activities we did not take part in; but we were too busy finding comfortable chairs to sit on in the shade to admire the view. Phil's idea of a good view was not always the same as mine!
And as you can see from the pictures, yes, there were a few good bodies on the beach.
Never book an all inclusive holiday! You can eat in a different restuarant twice a day, very reasonably.
Second last day we found the Cuba Lido Cocktail bar, circular, with a 'look alike' Tom Cruise shaking the cocktails! Grapes hung from the ceiling.
And...there was mood music, something other than Greek music, played audibly which was different. A change! Nothing against the greek music warbelling away in the background at all the other tavernas; that fits in with that theme well.
We had a light liquid lunch at the Lido bar but returned that night to complete the experience, thus the pictures in a blue haze. A splendid setting, excellent service and sparkling cocktails!
But we did do more than just sit. Most days we went for long walks up and down the beach front, back roads and took a few wrong turns in the beginning. Again, it gets back to, who is the manager and who is the team leader!
Shopping came quite high on the agenda too. And the town has something for everyone. The old theory that says, pack less clothes and bring more money, still works.
We visited the Greek Orthodox church in Faliraki and, oh look, Phil has found another seat in the shade, or is it some Greek fella?
There are a couple of other stories to tell, so look out for part three.
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