Last days of summer

Monday, the start of a new work week and we were still at the beach. What a lovely feeling, knowing that everybody else what at their desks working away while we were leisurely having breakfast. Especially now while I am writing it. We are already back since a week but thinking and writing about the island makes me feel like I am back there.

So what can be better for the last couple of days on vacation than to do the things you enjoy the most? Exactly, nothing! Therefore we took the 11am bus to Mylopotas beach, got off next to our tree and settled down. Again a day full with doing nothing aka swimming, sleeping and playing cards. Lunch was therefore a relaxed affair at Almyra By the Sea. This gorgeous place was right across the street from our tree so we made the conscious effort to actually cross the street. I know this sounds terrible but the longer you don’t do anything the easier it gets going on like this.IMG_7658IMG_7666IMG_7674
If you think you recognize this place, correct! This has also become our favorite sundowner spot!IMG_7676IMG_7679IMG_7682

For dinner we settled on a true and trusted place, Katogi, home of the one and only Cucumber Delight! Again no pictures taken, I really don’t know what happened to me. Maybe I just wanted to enjoy this moment of utter bliss without a camera? On the way home though we met some very affectionate cats and one of them was all over us. It looked super cute but prompted a severe allergic reaction from me, so this was it for the night-cap.

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Our last full day was Tuesday and I hadn’t done any sight-seeing all vacation long. Since this goes against my basest instincts I had to change that. Hence Tuesday morning Pat and I were on the way to Skarkos Hill, a prehistoric settlement. No wonder we kept it for the last day, there was nothing to see and it fitted neatly into our do nothing program of the holidays.IMG_7688IMG_7690IMG_7691IMG_7692IMG_7697 For a place where there was nothing to see I have quite a few pictures, no? I think my sense of achievement (we actually walked the 15 minutes to this settlement) got the better of me and I needed these pictures as proof of having seen “something worthy”.

The last day was spent in the same fashion as the previous days, with nothing. And it felt really good. Lunch was a club sandwich at Almyra and also the sundowner was taken there again. You just can’t beat this view.IMG_7707IMG_7710IMG_7711

IMG_7717For dinner we went to our agreed best restaurant on the island, Polydoros. Besides lovely home-made food we also met our hotel owners Poppi and Petros from Petros Place who were responsible for our going there in the first place. It was really nice to see that they also frequent the places that they recommend. If you ever make your way to Ios you really have to come here for dinner. Absolutely best place on the island!

When we left the restaurant on the way to Ios town Pat was in the mood for Sirtaki. That’s what the island is doing to you!IMG_7720IMG_7723
We shared our last evening with people we met at Almyra at Click and later at Pegasus. Both places were empty except for our group. It didn’t dampen our spirit to dance the night away (ok I did, while C looked on). But all good things must come to an end and so did this night as well. Yours, Pollybert

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