Since I spend my second winter half on Lanzarote it is obvious that I should see La Graciosa.
I don’t think you heard about this Island only if you have spent some time on Lanzarote, not that popular like La Gomera from Tenerife… It is just 2 kilometers from Lanzarote. The name means ‘graceful’ in Spanish (I like the sound of it:).
The island is really tiny, 8 km 4 km and there are only 700 inhabitants. It even has a school and supermarkets, you can also hire bikes here. There are almost no cars here only the jeeps waiting for toursists at the harbour to take them around the island
I went on my loyalty day-off (got it from my company because i have been working for them for more than 5 years) to Chalki from Rhodes. My colleague told me it was beautiful, she had been there some weeks earlier so I decided why not? It is not so hot anymore so I will enjoy it.
2 days earlier I had my normal day-off and I decided to go to find the port, where the ship leaves from, Kamiros Skala. First I thought it is in Kamiros, so I went from Lardos, where I live, to the North to Kolymbia and after crossing the island to the West I reached Kamiros.
Well, Kamiros is not Kamiros Skala, the port is not there, where I thought it would be 🙂 So I was driving along the coastline backwards to the South and in 20 minutes I reached Kamiros Skala. Instead of 1 hour it took for about 1,5 / 2 hours to reach the port from Lardos 🙂 But now I knew I had to go first to the South and not doing the extra miles…
It is a small harbour, there are about 3 excursion ship companies, most ships leave at around 9.00/9.15. I bought a ticket to the biggest ship, which was supposed to leave at 9.15 and of course it didn’t leave then 🙂 Because there was an excursion bus full of tourists that didn’t arrive on time. So with a half-hour delay we left and it took for about an hour to get to the Island Chalki.
The ship was coming back from Chalki at 16.00 so we had about 5 hours to see everything. I must say 5 hours are more than enough. There are almost no tourists on this small island, so if you like it quiet then it is ideal for you. For me it was yes quiet but a bit too quiet. I don’t know what I would do here for more than 5 hours…