After spending basically 3 days traveling, we decided to stay close to home and just relax. I woke up and read while the girls slept in. Since we had no schedule Su and Nancy slept in while Sharon wandered off to get coffee. Once we were all up and about we ate a breakfast of yogurt, oatmeal (Nancy) and fresh cut fruit. We bought more than just drinks at the market the previous night. We sat out on our terrace and listened to the sea as we began our day.
Then we decided to go snorkeling. I haven’t snorkeled since Maui. I’m not a good swimmer. In Maui they had these ski belts that people used for snorkeling. I loved it. I wanted to buy one to take with me (we brought our snorkel gear, nowhere to rent it here) but I waited too late so I ended up buying a snorkel vest. I don’t like it as much as the belt, keeps me too high on the water and floats up to my neck but at least I wasn’t going to drown. It’s very rocky where we are so under the water is just small columns of rock formations. Pretty cool but not a lot of fish activity like we saw in Maui.
Linda had told us about a place nearby that had three pools. While I love the beauty of the sea, I’m a pool girl at heart. Way more relaxing and you don’t have to worry about sand getting where it shouldn’t be. We decided to head there for the day, it was a less than 10 minute drive away. I’m awful with names here since the way things are pronounced and spelled are totally different but it turns out this was a resort that you drive halfway up the mountain to get to. The view below is stunning (sorry I took those pics with my other camera). We just called this place The Temple of the Gods.
The salad wasn’t much to look at but it was delicious. I was craving a salad that day. Our other favorite dish was the shrimp with orzo.
When we were ready to eat we headed back to the village. We have been eating family style so that we can try everything. We planned on eating some light tapas and then having dinner around 10pm but when we made that plan it was 5pm and when we got to the restaurant it was 7pm so we decided to eat a full meal. I have to say, this was a disappointing meal, the food wasn’t as good and our waiter while at first was funny became a grump. We didn’t like him which also soured our meal. A lot of what we wanted they didn’t have, the bad part about being offseason.