In my whole month living in Volos, there has not been a SINGLE day that I didn’t go down the port for a stroll!
There is something magical about evening walks by the seafront just before the sunset, don’t you think? The light is beautiful; violet, orange and yellow shades glint off the calm water making it glow, the promendade is buzzing with people’s laughs and the freshly baked croissants from the cafeterias fill the atmosphere. There’s nothing I’d rather do just now than be here, in this beautiful place!
Wouldn’t you fancy having some frappe and freshly baked croissant drizzled with milk chocolate like the one above by the seaside? This is my current view as I am sitting at Pleasures Cafe.
I come here for coffee – a medium sweetened Frappe with loads of milk, my idea of iced coffee heaven! – almost everyday. Sometimes I think that they should ask me to become their mascot, since my image observing the boats and passing by people from the front tables is present pretty much everyday. Talking about customer loyalty!
Today, started in much the same way as every other day. My sister and I had breakfast in the balcony, I woke up ravenous and enjoyed the overnight oats my sister had prepared for us, served with freshly picked strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon. The rest of the day’s activities were divided between the two of us; she went to her University classes and I stayed at home answering blog related e-mails, posting on social media and finalising what to wear to my Graduation, before getting out to go meet her at the port.
My sister is currently studying for her third academic degree, to say how much I admire her strength and courage to do all this while working full time is needless. Despite her busy schedule though, we always manage to go on a walk at the seafront, mainly because the University is located down the port. To study next to the sea and listen to the sound of the waves, some people are truly lucky!
She led me through a 3-mile walk today, all by the sea, watching the boats bringing tourists from the islands – loads of Brits and Danish people in case you care to know – I haven’t been on such a long walk for almost a week!
The weather was 23 degrees warm and dry and the sky was a pretty glorious one! It turned out though that it wasn’t just us who had the same idea as soon after we started the walk, flocks of tourists and locals started walking up and down the port, towards the same direction with us.
My sister talked me through not leaving the house without wearing a jacket, and despite the warm weather she was so right! After the sunset, there is a slight chill in the air from the sea breeze and I felt so grateful to have this jacket in my bag! The whole outfit of course, could not be complete without my sweet friend Cassandra’s necklace that she brought as a gift while staying with us last weekend. Talking of which, I so regret I didn’t carry my camera around to capture every moment. I always have so much fun with Cassandra and this weekend was a great one!
I know I said it so many times before but I really cannot tell you how beautifu Volos city and the port is in reality. Images do not do justice – I partially blame this to my camera that cannot balance low light scenery. If you ever happen to visit Volos please let me know and I can give you some reccomendations. I heard that EasyJet has direct flights from London Gatwick for the summer and I am very tempted to book myself a trip in August!
Have you ever heard of Volos port before?