We left Ancient Olympia at 8:30 this morning and began our long journey to the Island of Corfu. We made a pit stop at the end of a very long bridge. We climbed stairs above the toll plaza to take photos of the suspension bridge. It was VERY WINDY; as the Brits day, hold on to yer nickers! One side of this bridge is the Ionian Sea and the other side is the Aegean Sea. We continued our journey through windy passages and arrived to Amfilochia (pronounced Am-fee-loh-hee-uh). This is a local town where no one really speaks any English. They are known for their sea food so that’s what I enjoyed. I ordered calamari and it was the best I’ve ever had. It was lightly battered and the texture was perfection; I could cut it with a fork. I also had a glass of white wine. It was a GORGEOUS little restaurant with tables on the sidewalk with the sea water from the Ionic just beneath my seat. After I finished eating I walked to a little outlet on the water and I got down on my knees and bent over to spread Chris’s ashes into the clear blue water. I knew he would have enjoyed visiting Greece as much as I am. As I type this, Green Day’s, Time Of Your Life, just started playing :-)
After lunch we continued driving along the coast toward a city called Igoumenitsa. This is where we boarded a ferry to Corfu. The trip was only about 1.5 hours. In that time I sat with the two Chinese ladies and we talked business and real estate since we all work in real estate. Excellent conversation; made me miss work a little. Just a little :-) They're both close to my age andwere really enjoyed discussing business and international real estate!
We arrived at Corfu and I went off exploring again. Found a lovely restaurant called, Rex. Had some amazing scallops and then I returned to my hotel to enjoy more cocktails at the rooftop bar. The city is still going strong and no sign of going to sleep! What an island!!!
Random: the hotel is meant for people under 5’10”! I think anyone taller than that would have a difficult time here. :-)
Have passport, will travel.