Sunset at Pandeli Medieval Castle in Leros island
We couldn’t leave Leros island and not visit Pandeli castle, about half an hour walk from the port of Pandeli. This castle is what you imagine a Greek castle to be like; tall sandstone walls on top of a golden hill, showered with oregano bushes and warm sunlight colours.
^^Greek sunsets are quite a thing!^^
Similar to all hiking trails in the Greek island this too was a gentle hike around the village; a rail full of lavender, oregano and mountain tea aroma.On our way, we played with stray cats, smelled blooming flowers and greeted old grannies who responded with a ‘yasas’ (that is hello in Greek) when we were crossing their neighborhood alleys.
We also stopped at almost every house with bougainvilleas and white walls to take a picture. I have said it before but my eyes love being here; there is a saying that in Greece all 5 senses get satisfied hence everyone is happy, and what is not to satisfy your eyes here?
^^ stunning views to the island ^^
On top of the hill we enjoyed the views to the other side of the island. White, little boxes, scattered like a broken puzzle composed the picture of Leros. We stayed there for a while, listening to the sound of church bells, and absorbing the view and last rays of sunlight before heading back in the village for dinner and drinks by the beach.
What a treat!