Friday 11 July 2014

Final beach time

Day 13: Corfu, Greece

Knowing today was our final beach day before heading back home we decided to make the most of it! We treated ourselves to a little lie in before heading out to soak in the sun.
We decided to catch a local bus to Glyfada beach - a recommended and un-touristy spot on the other side of the island, near Pelekas.

I was delighted to see our first sandy beach of the holiday!

We secured seafront chairs and parasol before headed out to play in the waves.

Lunchtime rolled on and we sourced a picnic lunch of taramasalata, hummus and crackers…

…followed by sticky and sweet baklava.

We lounged on the seafront, taking naps in the shade and people watching.

I walked along the length of the beach, enjoying the sun and scenary before stumbling across the nudist section!

After a mid-afternoon snack of ice-cream (me) and cider (her) we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the evening.

For dinner we headed into Pelekas village in the hills overlooking Glyfada beach.

We went to Jimmy’s restaurant for dinner.

We amused ourselves with the slightly odd wine descriptions…before selecting the local wine (Theotoky).

For starters we had fried courgettes, Dolmadakia (vine leaves stuffed with rice and minced meat) and Numbulo (a particular smoked ham that is only available in Corfu), served with fig pieces.

For mains we split a moussaka - the Greek shepherd’s pie - made from aubergine, tomato and minced lamb.

After dinner we walked up the 2km to the top of the village to the lookout point ‘Kaisers Throne’. Its named after the German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II who spent his summers on the island. This ‘throne’ gives you a panoramic view of the island.

As the sun went down, we drank our kum quot liquor and cheered.

Walking back to the bus stop we found a tempting bakery and selected a chocolate sprinkle biscuit to nibble on as we descended.

Arriving back in the Old Town we paused to watch a dance show before wandering back to the hotel.

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