At long long last we have returned to the Greek Islands, Lefkada to be precise, after a four year break. We couldn`t have asked for a better week. It was hot hot hot. We were mightily glad of our lovely shaded areas.
The villa was truly beautiful with views of Nidri town and the further islands, once owned by the Onassis family. From our hilltop home we could watch the pink sunrise.
And the sparkling seas.We watched the ferry to Meganissi and the smaller boats going in and out as well as white-sailed yachts. In the afternoon we could watch parasailing around the bays.
Our exploration of the nearest beaches turned up one not very good and one just up our street; the latter reached by steep concrete steps, very narrow, backed by vegetation and with sea like a millpond. The water was very clear and it was possible to see the many tiny fish, some of which gave a nip every now and again.It certainly encouraged plenty of movement in the water, adding to our swimming targets.
But then it began to get easier. By the end of the week we weren`t exactly running up the hill but we did find our fitness levels improving.