I was the first one awake, and headed up to the top story deck to watch the sunrise. The photos don’t do it justice. The sun was a big pink ball, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it.
We were quite surprised how cold it was last night. As we all woke up one by one, congregating in the lounge, wrapped up as best we could when you don’t pack for winter, we discovered a heat pump which was promptly turned on and we thawed out. Coffee made and eggs consumed, we put the hats and sunscreen on and headed down the hill to Glossa, stopping at Utopia bakery, where we were treated like VIPs by the elderly couple who ran it.
We carried on and down to Loutraki.
Glossa is 300 metres above sea level and Loutraki is the port so…… we did a whole load of down hill on uneven paths, such a great leg workout with amazing views along the way. We found the biggest dandelion in history, so we were all able to make a wish simultaneously, and probably for the same thing 😂
We also saw a van which had been repurposed as a shed 😂
As we walked, we came across so many photoworthy things, letter boxes, gates to nowhere, sheep, and flags. We got such a warm hello from many locals, who all asked the same question “6 ladies, where are you all from?” If we were into much older men, teeth as an option, we could probably stay and live in an orange 🍊 grove forever 😂
The route march from Glossa to Loutraki was awesome and the food at the bottom didn’t disappoint. We ate at a family cafe called Aramis. Once again, a split in the choices, Greek Yoghurt and fruit in one camp and Greek Salad in the other. Cocktails along with and we were happy.
As much as we enjoyed the walk down, the uphill version was a bit daunting so we opted for the local bus.
The pool beckoned as soon as we were back at the villa and we didn’t move from there for hours.
Dinner in or dinner out ? Going out won.
We wandered down a couple hundred steps to Glossa village and ate at Agnanti restaurant, greeted warmly by the owner and shown the most amazing view on the roof terrace. While looking at the view, I noticed a wee cat on a roof, see if you can see him on the photos.
The food was sooooo fresh and tasty. Seafood to die for ( well the fishies did ) and the girls who had meat lives theirs too. We tried local wines and desserts.
Once again, a local man at the next table asked the common question and once again, the reply was ” I have been to Australia and New Zealand, I was in the merchant navy” . Seems like a lot of the older men here were in the Navy of some sort. He was very chatty but as soon as his Paella arrived he said ” now I enjoy my meal ” and stopped talking 😂 He did tell us that Skopelos is the greenest island in the Mediterranean…… is that why a bunch of kiwi girls love it ??
The 200 stairs up after dinner, not so much fun but the evening was a success. Each day we love this place a little more ❤️
What a fun, eloquent way you have with words – there’s a travel writer in you 🙂
Thanks G man 🙂