Day 2 - Saturday, August 8
This is what we woke to on Saturday morning.
It was slightly cloudy and I feared the worst : rain! "Don't worry!" Alkis said encouragingly "Look at the clouds! They're white and the sky is blue. It's not going to rain." I was impressed by his common sense- weather- forecast! Indeed, about an hour later the sun came out and after breakfast at the Executive Wing Lounge located on level 4 amidst a wide range of plants and flowers, we were ready for the beach. I was so hungry that I had forgotten to take my camera with me. I loved the traditional old-fashioned cupboard where all sorts of bread, rolls, croissants and doughnuts were displayed not to mention the vast array of hot loaves! I wish there were some waffles, though. Then I put on all my recently purchased beach apparel from Debenhams and got ready for the beach.
I was dreaming of a golden sandy beach and crystal clear waters like the ones in our area but what a disappointment that was! The sea was rough and there were huge waves and instead of a velvety golden sandy "carpet" there were ..rocks and pebbles in the sea! Alkis braved the waves and swam in deep waters but I didn't dare to follow his example! Then he came out and said how invigorating that swim was! But he did look a bit ..exhausted, though. He is a strong swimmer but he is also ..almost 60!
As for me, I enjoyed swimming in shallow waters. In Paphos, "shallow waters" means you can hardly touch the bottom with your feet!
Then we had espressos at the pool bar and iced cold water!
Then I changed into a dry bikini - just perfect for lunch at the pool restaurant. We had chicken gyros in pitta bread, a beer for Alkis and a glass of iced rosé wine for me.
In the evening, we had dinner at Romantino Restaurant. We were very lucky to have a table as we hadn't made any reservation at all. We greatly enjoyed a rocket salad for starters and pan-grilled chicken garnished with a variety of fresh vegetables and ..some kind of baked potato. I did not like the so-called tiramisu for dessert and the whole coffee beans included in the sauce!