Apollinas mineral water baths (photos above)
I did feel no aches after spending four days going from bath to spring to beaches where soft warm sometimes hot sea temperatures flowed into my body. One such beach that Manolis and I stumbled upon having gotten lost was Iero Beach. Never in my life had I seen such turquoise transparent water. Above this secret inlet rose spectacular white craggy cliffs - one topped by a single, lone tree shaped in the face of Nefertiti, Egypt’s famous and most beautiful queen.
Agrioykos Pension: Beautiful from every angle
Nothing can beat the inspiring views afforded by Agriolykos Pension. It is Therma’s crowning jewel, for its grounds sit loftily above the sea and magnificent cliffs loom behind. This idyllic place offers hammocks and at every turn vistas of verdant and sea-saturated scenes. Voula Manolarou, the owner loves to sit and chat with you. I loved her place and Ikaria so much; I wanted to change my flight back to Athens. She immediately picked up the phone and made several phone calls to get happening. Voula is a highly educated woman who as interesting as the place she has built. She is a multi-tasker who has generously opened her place to share with others. I stayed two nights; I left feeling Voula and I had become friends. She genuinely takes an interest in you. She’s a true Greek with that insatiable curiosity. Eleni, her helper has a smile and sweetness that adds to the pleasantness. She is there to serve breakfast and fix any room issues. There are 12 rooms and they are spaced apart. The walk up to Agrioykos is exciting in itself; it’s rather romantic.