Monday, September 29, 2008
Greece & Turkey Sept 2008
Aaron was extremely excited as we boarded the plane at Manchester Airport. He loves to fly and has a huge interest in planes. What a special birthday treat for such a special boy.
Upon take off we both got extremely upset remembering how Daniel, Aaron big brother who sadly died loved the planes and the roaring of the engines as they speed ed across the runway into he air.
It took NR 4 hrs to reach the island of Kos in Greece. Here is a link for Island Info. http://www.greekisland.co.uk/kos/kos.htm
Getting off the plane the heat hit you it was very warm and sunny. We jumped into a taxi and headed to our hotel. It was fantastic, 3 x swimming pools, adjacent to the beach, with own own apartment and balcony over looking the front swimming pool. it was long before Aaron was changed into his swimming trunks and goggles and off to check out all the pools. The hotel facilities were very good clean and tidy. A huge self service restaurant, with pool side bars and lounges to relax and enjoy the sun. The food was lovely being all inclusive you could eat and drink all you wanted without putting your hand in your pocket. There was even a free bus into town Kardamena. We used the hotel as a base and enjoyed our free time mainly in the swimming pools were the boys had great fun pushing each other off the lilo`s. Both Billy and Aaron played chess in the evening`s. Billy taught Aaron to play chess it wasn't long before he had Billy in check mate, leaving Billy with a hard opponent to beat, he taught him to play well. Our hotel room was immaculate with beautiful views of the resort and surrounding area. On our next few blogs they will be story's of our visits to different places within Greece and nearby Turkey. Here our photo`s from the hotel plus a hotel link. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel http://www.activehotels.com/1/1/79210-akti-beach-club-hotel-kardamena-kos.html
We had fun whilst away even flew out with XL airlines whom went bust the first day we were out there. By the time we were due to fly back the CAA had organised a new flight back for us with Monach Airlines. It was a long flight home taking 4 hrs we got some fab photo`s above the clouds though.