We’ve been having a perfect little vacation here in Greece. I wake up every morning and I’m in awe of the sheer magnitude and beauty of this unspoiled terrain. Then, I get on Facebook and the political situation gets me down, so I have to turn off my phone. Haha!
Anyway, a few days ago, we took a day trip to Agios Nikolaos, and it was really lovely. The town is reminiscent of Venice, with the architecture and I honestly felt we were in Italy.
While surrounded by the sea, the little city also has a deep lake, called “Voulismeni” right in the middle. According to Geeek mythology, the goddess Athena used to bathe in the waters. It’s a very interesting thing to see, as you can certainly spot the difference in the waters. Here you can see the lake directly behind me and past the bridge is the opening to the sea. From speaking to the waiters at our lunch spot, the lake is extremely deep, leading me to believe that there are monsters and creatures I cannot imagine lurking in its depths. 🙂 We can only hope! The second picture down gives a slightly better view of the color of the lake vs the color of the sea behind.
Basically we arrived, walked around and then got to eating some incredible Greek ‘gyros’ (which are essentially like kebabs i.e pork or chicken wrapped in a traditional pita bread). Besides, I swear the feta cheese here comes straight from heaven. I’m eating feta with everything, at each meal. We found a really great place right on the lake.
After lunch we walked along the cliffs that hover over the lake, and it provided some wonderful views.
Everywhere throughout Crete, men look strong as if they were conceived to lift heavy weights, and the women are beautiful in such an effortless way…. I know I’m staring ;). The waiters all appear to have nothing to worry about in the day but to make sure you are happy and then sitting down to have a cigarette until needed again. The cab drivers are big, handsome, older Greek men who sit and smoke while reading the paper until approached for a ride. Even then, they get up as though there is not a care in the world and they manage to appear that the work is just incorporated into their day they already have planned and are enjoying.
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