Samos, day 2

Big adventure day! We’d read about Manolates, this cool little old traditional village part of the way around the island, so after mucking about in the morning we jumped on a bus to walk up there.

Samos day 2

Samos day 2

‘Up there’ being the important part. A really long way up there. Two hours of walking in the sun through the countryside, along a road that soon wound its way up a mountain. Well, near enough to a mountain. The journey was all rather spectacular though. We came so far!

Samos day 2

Samos day 2

Samos day 2

Refreshments at the top of the hill, then walking about the tiny streets at the tiny houses. The village was just as pretty as I’d hoped. And they had a playground!

Samos day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Downhill was easier, but still. A long way.

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Caught the bus back to town and walked around the waterfront as the sun set, then we all headed out for dinner to a place we’d seen last night with live music. The girls got all dressed up, there was really yum cheap pitchers of wine, and it was all really great. Until I decided to get all sun stroked, feel faint, and throw up in a pot plant at the restaurant.

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Samos, day 2

Clare took me home and played a great nurse, forcing me to down a giant bottle of water and sleep, after which she headed out with the girls for drinks. So I missed out on that. Bit of a stink way to spend my last night in Samos really.

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