Arrival At The Palace
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Arrived at 04-55 local time, and got through baggage reclaim relatively quickly. Checked with the reps waiting as to how many drops off there would be if we took the bus, as knowing where we were going would take a taxi if it was going to take to long. Turned out we would be just half an hour, so we waited and took the bus to the resort.
Arrived at the hotel,The Plessas Palace, and the receptionist had to be woken to get us the keys for our room. As soon as we were in the room it was time to catch up with some sleep . Woke up a few hours later, and the sun was coming out between the clouds so we decided to head for the beach.
The beauty of going to the same place, year in year out, is that you don't have to suss it out, you can hit the ground running.
wife and daughter decided to go for a walk along the beach but it wasn't long before my son and I felt the a few large spots of rain. Looking to the hills over the village you could see the torrential rain moving in and we decided to head back to the hotel, which was about 800m away. We were barely off the beach when the rain hit and just along the road a few folk walking ahead were going into a taverna that was closed, but still had the canopy up.
The rain was stoating off the gound and was now accompanied by thunder and lightning,and one clap of thunder must have gone off practically overhead.
After a while we made for the hotel and decided on a wee siesta before going out for the night,and it was 8pm before we headed out.
Had a great meal, with all 4 of us having Saganaki( fried cheese) as a starter, well it had been a year since we had been here. I had Kleftiko, the others had Soutzoukakia(meatballs), spaghetti with prawns and a Greek Plate(souvlaki,pitta,tzatsiki). All very tasty and a really nice atmosphere.
As soon as we were done we headed for the Jungle Bar,but first I had an errand to do. Firends from Glasgow,who also go over here regularly had asked me to drop off a haggis to Vassilis, who loves all things Scottish and even has his own kilt.
Things were really quiet,so we had a good chance to catch up with Dimitris. We first met him 19 years ago when he was 14 years old and it was him being able to speak so intellegently and confidently in English back then that made me start to attempt to learn Greek.
Later in the evening Dimitris introduced us to his seasonal favourite track, The Bloodhound Gang 'Roof Is On Fire' which was played at full blast,despite the Greek laws on noise from bars ,especially after midnight .Quite funny but not for the sensitive or easily offendeded.
Stayed for a good while until about 1am before calling it a night and then walked it back to the hotel,which took about 25 minutes