|Posted by shortie on July 7, 2012 at 2:40 AM|
If there is one place that I feel you should visit whilst you are on the island it is Keri.
OK, you'll need to hire a car to ge there, but believe me, it's worth it.
Keri is how I always imagined Greece to be when all that I had were photographs in Magazines and clips from TV shows to feed my mind. Even after my first visits to Greece I still had this idilic imprint on my brain of how the perfect, pure Greek resort would feel, and Keri is it. Old Greek boats, clear blue sea and relaxed locals sipping Ouzo and coffee, perched upon chairs watching the world go by in the basking sunshine, with not a care in the world. Restaurants line the seafront road, offering all manner of Greek delicacies, pictured upon boards designed to attract the passers by as the waft of fresh grilled Sardines tempt you to enter.
The blend of greenary, sand and sea, coupled with the views of the edged bay and the stunning freak of nature, Marathonisi, the island where the rare endangered Loggerhead Turtles nest, the island, shaped by nature into a giant Turtle, mothering it's offspring on the beach to the rear of the island, as if the hatching were it's own doing. Maybe the turtles beleive that this stone encrustment reaching from the sea is truly the Goddess of Turtles in their own Turtle Mythology! and just maybe, they are right!
The whole place sums up the word "enchantment" and I would love to spend some real quality time absorbing it. Maybe one day.
From the Jetty looking at the front of Keri
Out to sea, Laganas in the distance
The tree lined beach where the views are so good it is hard to sit and relax through pure visual pleasure. Marathonisi in the background> the Mother Turtle.
Looking back over the bay. So nice!
On another part of the beach, sunbaeds await some lucky users.
Our favourite spot. When you hit the beach road, turn right and follow your nose past the end of the front and up the hill to the Mythos Cafe. This is the most relaxing place I have ever been and the views!! well, go there and see.
Fancy a beer or a coffee. The Rock Cafe on Keri Beach front is a must. Nickos Cuba introduced us to these places years ago and we're glad he did.
on the otherside of the road to the Rock Cafe they have a few seats that look out over Turtle island. Imagine chilling here!
Anyway. Jules and I had never seen a Turtle until the other day so that had to be dealt with. Denise and Brian from shortieweb, hired a car and off we went.
You can take a boat trip from anything around 10 - 15 euros or even hire a boat yourself for the day for as little as 35 euros. We decided a Glass bottomed boat trip was the way we wanted to do it as they were guaranteeing a sighting. And sure enough we did. The sad thing is now, I can't boast "I've never seen a Turtle" anymore!!
They are truly fantastic creatures to see in the wild, however, I think that I would have preferred to hire a boat, but time wasn't on our side as we had to get back for work.
I felt a bit for the Turtles as 5 boats of screaming tourists hovered around a sighting. At that time I thought that I woulld rather take the chance of not seeing one but maybe just spotting one whilst making our way to the island without disturbing the creatures.
However, off we went.
This is Brian trying to dodge the camera, carrying Jule's handbag!! Told you I would Brian!
The hightlight of the boat trip for me was to sit on that famous bit of beach on the back of Marathonisi island. I can't believe how beautiful it is. We've been all over the world and apart from the Maldives, this was the nicest beach I have ever seen. What an experience swimming in the sea there.
On the beach there is a floating cafe bar, playing Bob Marley styleee reggae music, selling fresh fruit, beers and ice creams, just to complete the experience.
Heaven!! I will be back!
Oh well! Back to reallity
Check out all the piccies that I took that day by clicking here or just go to the Gallery.
I found a great little place in the Town along the beach side, by the tennis courts. If you are stuck in town and have some time to use up, pop in to Areria. So chilled!
It is great to have Jewloo and Big Gee back again. Graham, the T-Rex Slayer popped down with Jewloo last night and ate an ordinary meal.
We also had the new Elvis in last night, before perfoming at the Alykanas Beach.
Kenny has been the top Elvis tribute act after filling in for Keith last year before he sadly left us.
Will get down to watch you one night Kenny. Nice to meet you.
Bet he looks different on stage!
Cosy Special Last Night - Chip shop night
Yesterdays Weather - Hot! 39 degs
Exchange rate in the resorts - 1.18e.
ATM Watch - All working and operational.
If you are coming over - Darjeeling Teabags, Please and Marmite. Thanks.
Big Tony has informed me that the cash machines are displaying exchange rates a lot lower than they should be. His showed 1.16 but he got 1.24 as arranged with his bank. To be sure, please check with your bank what rate you will get and also set a daily withdrawal amount.
Mossie Watch - Average for the time of year! But not a problem to those who wear mossie stuff
If you are going to celebrate a birthday or any event at the Cosy Corner and you would like us to organise a Bananagram or a Blobbygram or even a cake, just click contact me and message me.
Note - Also, please remember to bring your EHIC card and read our advise on our "Coming here on holiday" Page.
Note - Please do not take any notice of the scaremongering about the Euro bailout at the momment. The transition will take months probably a year! not over night, and why would you believe that you cant change Euros to whatever the new currency will be! Do you think that Greece will not accept the Euro. No! The whole thing is rediculous.
Enjoy your well earned holiday and leave the worring to the politicians!
Note - Another thing! please bring sun lotion and creams with you. You will pay up to 20 euros for sun lotion here. Tesco or Asda must be better.