Flower Of The East ๐ŸŒบ

Thursday Oct 6th –

Good thing we had saved that frozen pizza because it was required for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜


As we ate our poolside pizza, a car pulled up and out came a person of oriental decent, holding a map and having a floppy sun hat upon her head.
She walked past us towards the house (having clearly seen us) and then turned back pointing to her travel plans and saying they got the villa.
Mike in turn pointed to the time it said they got it at, which was 2:00 pm not the current 11:00 am ๐Ÿ˜ณ

She walked away and her and her companions stood confusedly for a few moments before we got the free entertainment of watching them try to back up, turn around and leave ๐Ÿ˜

Some nicknames of Zakynthos include ‘the flower of the east’, seemingly fitting by the blooms found just around the villa.


There was also a lemon tree and a pomegranate tree but neither were quite ready.
There were a few grapes left on the vine as well but those were mostly overripe ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‡

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Sea’s Of Blue-Raspberry Slushy

Tuesday Oct 4th –

We said goodbye to ourย Villa Levante ย room

and went back to the Tranakasย Bakery for breakfast.

It was enjoyed once again and then we had to say goodbye to that place too.

Travel is an awesome adventure but also pretty sad when you think of all the new places and things you find to like and then just as quickly have to leave for forever probably.

But we had something else to go discover, and that was the iconic shipwreck beach!

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Sand, Sun And Souvlaki

Monday Oct 3rd –





We left Villa Levante and headed back down the road to find a coffee/pastry place we had spotted the day before.

It’s awesome sign made it easily remembered and we went expecting good things, which we got ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿดโ˜•๏ธ

The guy running it didn’t speak much English but he still seemed kind of funny, we’d point at a menu item and ask if it was good or what was better and he’d shrug a little and answer ‘ meh, I don’t like it ‘.
Not really trying to rack up the business it would seem ๐Ÿ˜œ
But he did like one thing which was ‘espresso on the rocks’ so we ordered that, along with classic Greek pastry with vanilla filling, cheese pie and a tasty sesame seed roll with a creamy cheese inside, close to feta but softer and not as strong.

It was all really good and we planned on going back, but right then, the beach was beckoning!

Non tourist season and it being Monday meant that luckily for us the beach wasn’t even too crowded and we were able to rent lawn chairs and a sun umbrella for 6โ‚ฌ and use them the whole day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ–

It turned out to be a completely perfect day at the beach๐Ÿ’™

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mike so relaxed and content to be doing nothing ๐Ÿ˜œ

Not long after sitting down, a few different people selling things came up to us and chatted, offering purses, foot massages and more.

Most were refused but Mike couldn’t resist striking a deal with a man from Nigeria who was selling bracelets.

We soaked up the sun for a while and then ventured into the water.


Photo Creds go to Mike for this pic. ^ I could have taken it I just didn’t want to take my phone out into the sea ๐Ÿ˜

It was easily one of the nicest beaches I’ve ever been too!
Soft sand with no chunks of coral or seaweed in sight, calm and super clear aqua colored water, staying shallow enough for me to stand in for a long ways out.

Though I found it best to use Michiel as a buoy since I’m not a strong swimmer and also a tad creeped out after I spotted a creepy little flat fish that blended right in with the sandy bottom he was swimming sideways along ๐Ÿ˜

Curtesy of Google โฌ†๏ธ ย That is close to what we seen and it was probably around the size of my palm, maybe even a ย little smaller but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t freaky ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After our swim we decided it was high time to try the food service available to us.
Not only was it the one of the nicest beaches I’ve been to, but the only one with (super affordable) food delivery rightย to your beach chair.

Talk about living like royalty ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿด

The grilled pork souvlaki was amazing.
Juicy but with edges crisped to perfection and a creamy tzatziki sauce to dip it in, so good ๐Ÿ˜

I really don’t remember what else we did in what order, it’s vacation, stuff isn’t meant to be kept track of ๐Ÿ˜

I know we sat more, relaxed and got another plate of souvlaki ๐Ÿ˜
Also ordered was a Greek coffee which was extremely strong and sweet and had a texture like someone had let the grounds go right through ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We went for a small walk and a few odd shells were found, though they really are lacking here… the one fault of Greece ๐Ÿ™„

One more dip in the sea and we called it a day and packed up our belongings.

It had been mostly cloudy all day but still very warm out, I didn’t think we had got much sun, until the evening came and the redness of skin with it ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We had an early morning planned to go and discover shipwreck beach, so bedtime was decently early and that was okay with us, there’s nothing like a day in the sun and sea to tire a personย out.

Sleep, Eat, Beach, Repeat

Saturday Oct 1st –



We left the house at 3:00 am after around 4 hours of sleep, which had been continually interrupted by the annoying beeping of road work vehicles on the nearby highway ๐Ÿ™„
How the sounds of country are missed.
Or the non sounds I should say ๐Ÿ˜

A one hour drive and almost 3 hour flight later, we arrived in Greece!
I had dreamed of going to Greece for years but never did I imagine I’d actually be able to go there, and especially not in honour of a 1 year wedding anniversary ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’™

We took a taxi to ‘Hotel Balkony’ and were warmly greeted and seated with coffees on a balcony overlooking the sea while our room was finished being readied.

A kitten came to keep us company during our wait๐Ÿ˜Š


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