Saturday, October 1, 2016

Last hurrah for our holiday at resort town in Mati, Greece

When I planned our summer holiday to Turkey and Greece last year, we needed to spend a last night in Athens, to catch our flight home, after our wonderful Greek Island getaway to Hydra, which you can read about here, so we decided to stay in Mati instead, a resort destination within the same distance to the airport where we could enjoy another part of Greece.

For a place which is less than 30 minutes drive away from Athens, Mati was remarkably quiet with a chill resort town vibe. We found good rates at Aquis Aquamarina Hotel and we were quite happy with our accommodations.

Our room had a big balcony with a lovely view of the sea.

The room was big and comfortable, even if it looked a little bit dated.
In a country with an abundance of olives, it's a given that they make
Olive Oil into toiletries too.

We enjoyed a hearty late lunch, availing of buffet at the hotel restaurant.
Those are huge chunks of feta... not tofu! (only in Greece right?!)

They had a lot of main courses too...
Souvlaki grilled on the spot. Yummmy...

Fresh Fruit for Dessert
and Ice Cream too...

I definitely enjoyed the multiple servings I had...
Oh, and did I mention it comes with free flowing
house wine? Best way to end the holiday.

Spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool, then enjoyed the view and sunset from our balcony.

Like every resort town, there are a lot of restaurant options nearby, so we chose one with seafood options, but I'm happy enough with fried calamari if you ask me.

We couldn't get enough of our usual faves.
Feta with salad on the side. Hahaha.
Start the first meal with fried saganaki.
End the last meal with fried saganaki too! Best when drizzled with lemon.
Seafood by the Seaside
Capping the meal off (and the trip with a serving of two of Scandal).
Proud to say we own this brand.
Thanks for a great last night, Mati!
and that wraps up our Summer Holiday... last year!
Off to the airport to start our long journey back home.

Keep this place in mind if you need a short getaway from life in Athens. just saying.

Aquis Aquamarina Hotel
Leof. Posidonos 55, 
Nea Makri 190 05

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