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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia June 4th 2011

Friday 3rd June 2011 contd About 6 pm we took a walk out and went to look at the town. There are a variety of shops and a number with some class and very nice chic things to buy. The place is elegant, but not up itself and has a degree of sophistication. There is any amount of the usual souvenir stuff to buy, if you want it but plenty of other stuff. We made our way up the central street and found the Venetian castro (another one) which is central to the town for a change and is of a different style in that it was built in a square with houses effectively as the walls and people were on the inside in times of pirate attacks and danger. Apparently is was no good to ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia June 3rd 2011

Friday3 June 2011 Well another day to pack our stuff and be on our way. We were moving from Paros to Antiparos, no big deal really. We slowly started moving just after nine. By the time we had finished getting ready and packing it was nearly 11 o'clock. We left the key in the reception area and ambled off to the port. We made the journey last a while as our boat wasn't until 1210 so we sat on a bench for a while watching the world go by. I popped into the Biddalas supermarket and picked up some stuff and when we got to the port the boat had arrived and we went straight on board. We only had a short while and we were off to our next island. The sun was shining and ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia June 2nd 2011

Thursday 2nd June 2011 We had a reasonably early start to the day as we wanted to catch a bus to Naousa. We walked to the bus station in the town and caught the 1030 bus. The tickets were €1.60 each single. The journey took about twenty minutes and gave us a chance to see a little of the island as we were driving along. We were dropped off near the harbour and wandered down to the Venetian Kastro, which Pat said was looking like it was pretending to be a castle and not a real one. Then we stopped at the Insomnia cafe and had a Tuna sandwich, Yoghurt and nuts Crepe and two coffees for the cost of €21.50. You certainly get to pay for the view here. The town was very pretty with ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia June 1st 2011

Wednesday 1st June 2011 We both had a good nights sleep and had decided that we would have an easy beach day today. So a slow start to the day and eventually we walked the 50 metres or so down the lane to the beach. We spent about 4 hours there, reading, watching the ferries and boats coming in and out and soaking up the sun. Not too many people about, so nice and peaceful. Pat popped to the bakery and prepared some lunch in the apartment which we ate on the beach. A very pleasant day and I have some pink bits now to make me look just like a tourist! We have two more nights booked into this place so we are starting to think about what next. The options are Antiparos just next ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia May 31st 2011

Tuesday 31st May 2011 Pat popped out first thing and got some bread for our breakfast, which we sat and enjoyed in the sunshine on the balcony. We had some errands to run before we could get round to enjoying ourselves today. We sorted out our more difficult washing and took this along to the Top laundry on the way in to town and then to the Biddalas supermarket for supplies. We had come prepared with empty back packs so carrying stuff back was no problem. We sorted out the shopping and then went out to wander the town and see what was about. A slow amble following the path along the waters edge watching the small fish darting about was very pleasant. At the port area was a cargo vessel called the Calypso loading stuff ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros » Parikia May 30th 2011

Monday 30th May 2011 We had a slow start to the day as we were packing up and leaving the hotel and island, ferry was booked for 1535 hours. We had paid our bill last night so just had to move the bags to reception and clear the room. We moved just before 11 o'clock and decided to have a decent breakfast to set us up for the day. The beach beckoned not far from the hotel and having made the important purchase of a sewing kit in a local supermarket we found a little beach cafe called Finikas which seemed to do a variety of breakfasts, we had two number 6's, juice, coffee, ham cheese, toast, butter, jams, honey, eggs, bacon, peppers and tomato's. The bill was €11.40 and a much better breakfast than yesterday. ... read more
Naxos town

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Naxos May 29th 2011

Sunday 29th May 2011 We had a slow start to the day and went off to a nearby restaurant called To Ellieniko for some breakfast, it has live Greek music every night after 7 o'clock so at that point we would steer clear of it. The breakfast was €5.50 each and I have to say I have had far better for the price and the attitude of the guy running the place wasn't entirely pleasant. The coffee was advertised as continual refill, but once he had taken away the milk and sugar from our table, I guess he thought we had had enough at two cups each! The only highlight was the home made orange marmalade. Well it's another place added to the list of never visiting again. We pottered around Naxos town (the Chora) looking ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Naxos May 28th 2011

Saturday 28th May 2011 We went down to breakfast and had the same as yesterday. Back to the room and packing our bags again. We moved our stuff round to reception to leave until later, paid the bill and then headed off into Thira town. We wandered around and went into the Archaeological museum, entrance €3 each near to the cable car station and the place was not only pretty useless but uninviting and not up to much. We then headed back slowly and had a quick drink in Ladokola's on the way back. We arrived about 1.45 and our transport was due at 2.20 so we did a little surfing the net while waiting in the reception area. The guy at the hotel has been really hospitable, for example yesterday when we were using Wifi ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira May 27th 2011

Thursday 26th May, 2011 Packed our stuff again and left our cases at reception in the Nemesis for the day. We had a breakfast in the cafe just down the road. Full breakfast, which included home made baked bread with butter and jam. The bread was wonderful. Bacon, eggs and tomato, with orange juice and coffee, for €5.90 each. Set us up for the day wonderfully. Then wandered off to into Thira and on the way to find the wonderful exhibition described in all the guides at the Nomikos Conference Centre. We duly found the exhibition and it was shut. We were not far from the cable car down to the old port and went to find it just so we knew where it was for later, as it was about 1230 now and we needed ... read more
Sanorini Thira

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini »  Ia May 25th 2011

Wednesday 25th May 2011 Pat popped out to the Carrefour first thing to get some bread rolls for our breakfast. We had this and packed up our stuff. We were due to move rooms this morning. I spoke to reception and the other room wasn't ready yet so we left our stuff and went for a walk. We left the hotel and went to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira just up the road, entrance fee €3 each. As Greek museums go not bad and tells a lot about the city they are still excavating at Akrotiri at the other end of the island, which is not open at the moment because of an accident in 2005. After this as we were next to the bus station decided to pop to the northern town of the island, ... read more

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