Athens to Kos, Greece
11.12.2011 - 11.12.2011
Tried to get to Santorini, could only get a 7pm ferry to an island called Kos right next to Turkey. We were going to go to an island before it but changed the destination on the ferry since it would be better landing somewhere at 8 am instead of 3 am. As it was we could only check into a hotel at 11 am.
Starting off I had the decision to make of either staying up until landing or trying to get sleep. Since were were going to land at 3 am, I decided to take a constant, heavy stream of coffee and "ride the lightning" to the arrival time.
The trip was pretty good but I was absolutely buggered. Though scarily I didn't actually feel tired anymore at 11 am when we were being shown around the hotel before being left to be able to sleep.
We are the only two people in the hotel, it being in the off-season.
Slept a couple of hours and had enough energy to look around the town. I woke at 2 pm, which wasn't enough time to shower and quickly see the local market that closes at 2:30 pm.
There is an ancient agora in the town. There was an ancient agora in Athens but we didn't see it. Though a book we got at the Acropolis suggested the one in Athens was almost gone. This one was pretty good as you could still see the floor plan of the area via the ruins and a few structures were still roughly standing.
There is also a castle that we can go in tomorrow. The castle sitting next to the dock and facing Turkey.
Had tea at a good place that did cheese saganaki and a good Gyros Pita.