The Amazing coasts of the resort !
Trip Start Sep 12, 2012
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The free time we have if I am not among appointments or trips, we are at the beach. The weather is still at its best, the water in the sea warm and even today with the light rain the day seems promising.
This morning the sound of thunder pealing in the distance wakes me up while Yianni is still asleep. Without a second thought I get off from bed and excitedly walk on tiptoe and get out to the porch. It is raining lightly and there is a smell of earth mixed with scent of flowers in the air. The boats below the coast are wobbling and the only sound is that of the waters. It is kind of cool and I cover my shoulders with a light scarf waiting for Yianni to wake
The light morning rain lasts for less than 90 minutes and by the time we finish breakfast the sun is out again for good. It shines brightly making the gardens and premises look even more beautiful.
I have an appointment at 11:00 am after breakfast in the city and I have some Spa treatments both at the hotel late in the afternoon and at the Thermal Spa of Loutraki. Although my day’s programme is full I want to spare time for swimming even if I have to get to the sea under rain.
We return to the resort late afternoon and the first thing I do is to get to the beach where everybody else is, even though it is kind of windy. Yianni prefers to take a nap instead.
The resort has two long jetties on both sides so even if the sea gets rough people can still swim in calm waters
Out here the bottom of the crystal turquoise waters is so clear that I can see fish among my legs. Yes….this is the kind of beach I love. There is echinus on some rocks and I wish I had my snorkel along to pick some. I not only love eating them but also love picking and I even know how to open them. I had to learn how to do this when young because I could not wait my turn to be given some spoonfuls since others were sitting and expected to eat as well. I just could not wait. I love them and they are a dainty morsel. Have any of you tried them? I can buy them from the fish market but I prefer finding them myself!
Anyway, this windy afternoon I decide to swim inside the jetty. I find several people swimming and others sitting by the coast in some lovely spots under the shade of trees or beach canopies mostly reading or having a drink
There is a beautiful pool opposite the Restaurant and Disco which seems great and there are several tourists swimming out there this afternoon. Of course there are two more pools in the resort one of which is heated –ideal for the cold winter days, and the other one close to the open air theatre.
Unfortunately I cannot stay longer than an hour in the water as I have another appointment but at least I enjoyed being out here even if it wasn’t for long.