Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Romantic Weekend

Here I am back from a very relaxing and very romantic weekend at Coral Bay in Paphos. As I needed to have both my flat and the school refurbished, I had to split my holidays in weekends rather than take 10 days in a row. So, after Protaras it was Paphos. We stayed at the Coral Beach Hotel in a beautiful suite with a private terrace furnished with umbrellas, sunbeds , a wooden coffee table and a small rattan outdoor lounge. Alkis and I had the time to relax and unwind while enjoying the sun and the sea. Before leaving, we also visited the Bird and Animal Park at the nearby village of Peyia where an albino wallaby kangaroo was born 8 weeks ago. This is the 4th wallaby in the world - the last one was born 30 years ago in the UK. Only the birds live in cages with the exception of two parrots whose home includes a huge umbrella to protect them from the sun and the rain. All other animals live in their natural habitat in spacious places and are well taken care of by the staff of the park.

13 comments:

Lisa A said...

Glad to see you and Alkis had so nice time , Anastasia and thanks for sharing these beutifull pictures.

Olga said...

Very nice pictures and the place looks great for a relaxing holiday. Sometimes quality time is more important than quantity time. My summer holiday is starting tomorrow. I will be away for 12 days - not very long holiday but I really need it!

Katie said...

hey!sounds like you had a blast. the white kangaroo is such a cutie!!!!

Christina P said...

Hi from Santorini. I am having a great time here but I am back to Athens on Monday and starting work on Tuesday! I really needed this holiday. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!Polla filia kai kalo dekapentavgousto na exeis, anastasia mou.

Christina P said...

and many kisses to Constantinos whereever he is!

Anastasia said...

*** Thanks for stopping by Lisa. It was a great weekend away. I wish we could stay longer.

***I agree, Olga. Quality time is what matters most. Have a wonderful holiday. Καλό Δεκαπενταύγουστο!

*** Katie, I fell in love with the white kangaroo! It's only 8 weeks old and still needs its mum.

*** Hi Christina! Lucky you! Can you believe it? I've never been to Santorini! Enjoy the sunsets.I hear they're gorgeous! Hmmm...I hope Constantinos will come back soon! Filakia!

Laura said...

You look lovely, Anastasia and the white kangaroo is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the link.

Anastasia said...

Thank you Laura! Indeed the albino wallaby is so cute! I've fallen in love with it!

Stefania said...

I'm glad you had such a great time in Paphos, Anastasia. The pictures are wonderful! I haven't seen the white kangaroo yet but since it is the 4th in the world, I will plan a weekend to Paphos. It looks so cute in the pics but also a bit surprised when you took its photo. But it is lovely. And the other kangaroos look so friendly!!! Kalo dekapentavgousto!

Anastasia said...

Indeed, Stefania mou, the kangaroos are all very friendly but so are most of the animals - at least the ones we visited like the donkeys, the poneys and horses and the giraffes. The deer are less friendly, though. I think they are too hot despite the trees. They sit in the shade of the trees all the time and they tend to run away once you go near them! Don't forget to visit. You'll love the Park!

Constantinos said...

Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos, Anastasia. You look lovely as always. As for the white kangaroo, I know it's a very rare species but I really didn't know there is one in Cyprus! It's adorable and so cute.

Sophia said...

Hi Anastasia. I am glad you like Pissouri - its very near my house and we often go there when I am off. But I haven't seen the white kangaroo yet! Can you believe it? I live so very near paphos and I haven't been there for holidays in a long time! Great pics! Glad you had a nice time!

summer said...

hi constantinos. was just dropping by to say hello and then from your latest post i saw under "u might also like" the previous post "my romantic weekend" and since it's hearts day, i clicked on it. it's nice to read ms anastasia's words again. thanks for sharing those beautiful pics. i wish u both Happy Hearts Day and love and joy always :)

*hugs and kisses*