Nissaki Travel Blog› entry 5 of 14 › view all entries
Somehow even though it's a vacation I end up getting up early in the morning. It's a nice time of day, good for a swim and still not too hot. We headed for breakfast pretty early too, and then picked up the rental car. The picking up the rental car part of the morning was more complicated than expected - something to be ware of - it turns out that with the "special rental rate" that we got for the car only cash payments would be accepted. And, unfortunately coming from Poland I didn't have enough Euros. So, I figured I'd look for an ATM - another dead end - no ATM's unless you drive about half an hour to the nearest town. I was pretty pissed at the rental car guy - he should have told me about this yesterday - but this was when he totally redeemed himself - offering to drive me into town to an ATM so I could get some cash! This certainly was more of a bother to him than whatever he gets from renting one (of many) cars.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of this island. We decided to head north passing through Kalami, Kouloura and Kassiopi. I finally turned off the road when we reached Perithia and we stopped for a coffee and to take some pictures. The area is nice - quiet - there are grape vines growing over terraces making some nice shade. Also plenty of flowers everywhere. After Perithia we headed up the hills to Moni Pantokrator and Palia Perithia which is an old town with a lot of interesting ruins.
After that we headed back to the car and continued through Acharavi (lots of shops and tourist stuff here but it didn't look to inviting to me).
It was getting late by then so we headed back to the hotel for dinner.