By the time Tuesday was around we realized that if we wanted to get to do different things on the holiday we would have to get organised. So we got ourselves tickets for a boat trip on Wednesday, making sure we would be back in time for the England match in the evening. We also arranged tickets to Aqualand, a big water park near Corfu town. Content with getting everything organsied, we had a bit of a more relaxed evening, if you can call it that! People had been telling us of a burger challenge at a restaurant just by where we were staying. Basically it was a massive burger, or should I say 4 in 1, in a meal that you had to try and finish. Darren and Lee were up for the challenge, and well, when it came out, everybody’s head turned!! Here is one of the beasts below.
Darren got the furthest with it with just half of his last burger left! Had he not ate half of Lee’s chips I think he would have done it!
Wednesday morning came round and I have to say I was a little nervous. As much as I was looking forward to the boat trip, as it was the first time I had been on one, I didn’t know how I was going to cope, and dreaded the thought of being sea sick. After the quiet night turned out yet again to be not so quiet, I also had a bit of a hangover. We headed out towards mainland Greece. The weather was good and thankfully the sea was quite calm. I didn’t feel great at all after 15 minutes or so, but thankfully was ok! After about an hour we reached our first stop, at a nice beach. It was good to have be at a nice clean beach with cleaner water as it has to be said that Kavos doesn’t have the nicest beach or sea! We stayed here for a while before having a BBQ that was part of the cost and then headed back on the boat. Next stop was meant to be at a beach that was by lovely deep-blue coloured sea water, however the wind had now picked up a bit and it was too choppy for us to stay which was a shame. Instead we headed around some islands and looked at some coves before heading back for Kavos. The trip back was pretty choppy, and we got fairly wet to say the least on the back of the boat!
We got back to Kavos just in time for the big England v Slovenia match. We headed to a place close to our accommodation, a bar called Scorers. It was already packed with probably well over a hundred England fans and the atmosphere was amazing! It was a nervy match, but thankfully England pulled through 1-0 to get out the group stages, no comment on how far they got after that! The celebrations by everybody after the win in the bar was brilliant, everybody ended out on the street dancing to the bars DJs music which had replaced the commentary. It was madness for half an hour; it was as if England had won the world cup!! If only!
Thursday soon came by, and it was turn of the trip to Aqualand. We caught the bus mid morning north; we had an hour trip on the crazy roads again. It was interesting to again see the island. I was still quite amazed at how green the island was, apart from the road network and a few villages and towns it was all forests. Aqualand was fun, going on different water slides and down different water tunnels. We left back early evening back to Kavos for our last proper night out. It was nice to be able to visit all of our favourite bars from our time there again. The music by now was getting very samey however! Especially one or two tunes which we seemed to hear about 3 times an hour every day! The most stand out song being ‘We No Speak Americano’. That song was seriously loved out there, and seriously hated by us by the end of the week! Admittedly a few weeks on, and a break from hearing it again it’s not so bad again and actually brings back good memories from the week. Having recently come out in the UK it is currently 2 in the UK singles chart.
The next morning is was realization that it was the final day of the holiday. We had to be out of our rooms in the morning, unless we paid a bit extra. We decided to keep 1 of our 3 rooms for a few extra hours so we had somewhere to store our luggage while we made the most of our last few hours in Kavos. After a wonder round town, and a bit of souvenir shopping we headed for the beach for 1 last time. For something a bit different we paid to take 2 pedalos out on the sea for an hour. Thankfully it wasn’t too choppy and we managed to stay dry! As fun as an experience it was, the sun and the heat had come back properly today and so after a while we felt like we were burning up and so headed back to dry land. By evening time we had to give up the last room, so we left our luggage at reception to head out for food and fill up the time, as our bus back to the airport was at an awkward 2 in the morning! Eventually 2 o’clock came round and we caught the bus back to the airport, and after a short delay we were on our way back home. As fun a holiday it was, I can’t say I would like to go back to Kavos in particular. I had a good time and can look back on it fondly. It was a good experience. I would just like to go elsewhere and try something new next time. And I am defiantly looking forward to going abroad again, hopefully next year! I leave you with a slideshow of some of the pictures of the holiday. (Thanks to Stefan again for some of the pictures).