Today was a lazy day spent around the pool, catching up from the previous weeks entertainment, visitations, and overindulgence, mostly mine. That said, we did try and pop out to a little resort called Pefkos, about 2 miles south of Lindos for lunch. However, we had a flat tyre, and the experience of changing it in the scorching midday sun, and finding a local garage to repair it, changed our mind.
Having heard of the horror stories from other people that have incurred horrendous excess fees for minor repairs, from overseas car hire firms, we decided to sort the tyre out ourselves.
We found a garage not far from Lindos in the village of Kalathos, next door to the now closed Daniel hotel that I stayed in many years ago. The garage was an staffed by an extraordinary collection of greeks, all of them wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops. I’m not sure all of them were mechanics, or just visiting the owner for a beer, of which there was a liberal amount flowing. Nevertheless, some bartering, â‚¬10, a little misunderstanding and the tyre was repaired and we were on our way.
Whilst the tyre was being repaired we took the opportunity to have a look at the local beaches in the area. What Kalathos village lacks in beauty and charm, it’s beaches have in abundance. They are vast, and go on for miles, and the sky is so big, you can see mountains away in the distance. The sand is course and grey, and extremely hot, so there is wooden decking leading you down to the waters edge.
The Kalathos area is very uncommercialised, with only a scattering of beach bars, restaurants, and the hotels on the beachfront are very high end, exclusive, and pricey. It’s not the kind place to go if you want evening nightlife, or to take an evening stroll, it is however, a peaceful retreat. The road back took High above Lindos, so we took the opportunity to take a few snaps of the bays, acropolis, and village.
Lindos village and bays