"Kaleidoscope" derives from the Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful" + είδος (eidos), "shape" + σκοπέω (scopeο), "to look at, to examine".
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Day 350 - Sóller
Sóller is a small town on the north west coast of Mallorca. The town is 3km inland from the Port de Sóller, in a large valley. We stayed in Sóller (the town) for the night and visited the port during the day, which is connected via a tram (the Orange Express). In hindsight we would have done it the other way - stay in Port de Sóller overnight and visit Sóller during the day. Parking in Soller, a town made up of endless, narrow one way streets, proved to be a hastle.
The center of Sóller has a pleasant square, the Plaça Constitució, which is surrounded by cafés and restaurants. The tram regularly passes through the Plaça on its way back and forth from the main station to the port. It seems that relaxing, sipping wine and watching the tram ramble by is the order of the day in this town.
In the afternoon we took the Orange Express down to the Port de Sóller and strolled along the waterfront. The port basically feels like a giant resort, comprised of many restaurants, bars and shops strung out along the bay. That being said it is quiet and has a peaceful feel, it does not have the same feel as the concrete jungle and heavy tourist areas seen elsewhere on the island.