Never disappointed at Ratatouille.. we stayed at their apartments two years ago.. have at least 3 meals per holiday and we also use their bar later at night quite a few evenings too lovely relaxing place 😀
We're yet to try Ratatouille Di, but it's on the hit list. Enjoy your holiday Tre 😊
Day Five: Tuesday
We weren't sure what the weather would be like due to the high winds on Monday. When we awoke the clouds where thick and the temperature had dropped. Mutual agreement to go into town again. We left a bit later today, 10am and the bus was fuller than yesterday. Still managed to get a seat mind you.
We got off at bus stop four and paused to stroke the cats at the feeding station. I just want to adopt them all. We briefly spoke to a lady who said she was a member of a boomerang forum. Hello again if you happen to read this. Sorry to say I didn't think to ask your name. Too many cute kitties 😆
We had decided to visit the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, the clock tower and have a drink at the Bourtzi. Breakfast was at the Portabello and since I had witnessed over 2 hours of daylight I indulged in a cheeky full English. 7.50€ each and I have to say, worth the pennies... or cents. From there to the museum where I almost purchased a copy of ‘The Murderess'. Not sure why I didn't now. Found a few more cats to cuddle on the way up to the clocktower. The views are stunning and I may have to try to convince He Who Is Restless to go up there at sunset. If you hear the cries of a man in distress do not respond. It's only murder if they find a body. Though cooler than pervious days it was starting to get warm again so a trip to Mythos in the old harbour before a quick drink at the Bourtzi. The town never gets tiring. So many places to sit and people watch. Shame I can't beat London Pace out of the Man-child. People watching is the opium of the tourist.
We opted for dinner at the Troulos Bay Hotel. Stunning views as the sun sets over the sea. Both starters were pleasant, shrimp and cheese saganaki (not in the same bowl I hasten to add). Unfortunately mains were not as good. I had chicken in the oven which was over- cooked. Steve had a tuna pasta dish which tasted bitter. I think they left the skins on the tomatoes and never added a sweetener so the dish had a high acid content. A call to Zantac and we were good.
Delighted to find more kitties on the way back. I say delighted... perhaps the wrong terminology as no one wants to see stray animals. They liked the chicken even if I didn't.
Another late night at the pool bar. No metaxa cocktails mind you. We started talking to one of the young lads that works at La Luna. Turns out we share a taste in rock and metal music. Also turns out you can empty a bar by playing it too loud... oops. Sorry hotel. I shall repent... by listening to Katy Perry on repeat .
Posts: 1,000 Visits to Skiathos: More than 10 Accommodation Stayed At: Hotel Panorama, Myrtia, Magda and Aidonofolies studios - all in Koukounaries. The Water, Atlas, Meltemi and Bourtzi hotels in town
Great report, Kat! Shame about your evening meal - never tried the Troulos Bay for food (& probably won't now!)
Reading something by Papadiamantis is on my to do list ....... perhaps for while we're next there. Also on the list is getting to the top of the clock tower - got half way up last year, but gave up as it was too hot. (Am a wimp 😏)
Had a proper lazy day. Spent some time by the pool and an early trip into town so we could miss the rush on the buses. Debated what House we would belong to if we were in the world of Harry Potter (which I truly dislike by the way). Discussed the shapes in the clouds. Wondered about what conversations between fish would be like. Debated politics and fixed the worlds issues over toasted ham and cheese sandwiches. Modern day scholars at work 😂
There is little more perfection than watching the world pass you by as you relax in one of the harbour front bars. The art of people watching.
Dinner was at the Bakaliko on recommendation of Manos. Odd to think it is one of the only restaurants to stay open in the winter. It can be found down past the terminus, heading towards the airport. No sea front seat as they were all taken. We ordered way too much food but it was worth it. Zucchini croquettes, fried courgette, tzatziki, prawns and chicken souvlaki. So much food... it was a lovely meal though. Slightly more expensive at 50€ but happy to pay! We even got to see a couple of planes coming into land. Didn't do the tourist thing of filming them... even though I wanted to.
Tomorrow we will be spending time at the cat welfare place. Looking forward spending time with the fur babies.
Had a lovely day. Up early and into town for coffee and breakfast. Then a taxi up towards Anatoli to meet Sharon who runs the Skaithos Cat Welfare Association. The views are stunning as your are over looking the far end of the runway. I should imagine the weather can be of extremes up there in summer and winter. Don't get me started on the spider webs I found. Big, funnel, evil looking headquarters for the masters of the universe.
Outside we were greeted by a single cat and for a moment we wondered if we had the right place. Around the corner towards the garden area though and you would be excused if you thought the ground moved. Cats everywhere! 200 odd at the moment. Cats of all shapes and sizes. Newly born kittens to elders, black cats and long haired cats, blind cats and deaf cats. We were warned to wear old clothes as we would get covered in fur. More like covered in cats. They used Steve and I like human climbing frames, some desperate for cuddles. We were asked to help out by shaking out some beds and putting a fly net over some outdoor huts to provide shade. Though hot work it was worth it. Getting daily chores done must be a nightmare with tiny feet And fluffy tails to watch.
A few hours of our holiday to support a non-profit charity is nothing at all. It has left me feeling a little down as I can't understand why we think we are a superior race. One cat was left blind due to trauma. Three kids threw it in the sea for fun. Educate the parents to start the change. We left a donation and have asked if we could return next week. I would ask anyone visiting the island who is a cat or animal lover to take an hour out of your holiday to visit.
We stayed by the hotel for dinner as they put on a BBQ and Greek night. 15€ per person and worth every penny. The oven potatoes were the best and the homemade tzatziki... nom nom nom. I was dragged off to join in the Greek Dancing which I loathed. I hate that ‘all eyes on you' feeling. Nevermind, any excuse to drink more.