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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 12th 2007

Ok boys and gals, it been wild over here. Sad to report this is our last night on Mykonos. It's been awesome but we are happy to "change it up," and visit Paros, which is where they say I'll get more of the true Greek experience. Last night we headed into "town," being there is only one main town, and went to a fish restaurant called Koulenas. It was recommended by my pals on Trip Advisor and boy were they right! You literally select your fish, and bang it's tossed on an outdoor grill. Chris and myself split one large Seabass, four large shrimp, and some calamari. The server claimed they were all caught today, and I truly believed it. I will say it really was the freshest fish I have ever consumed. We also tore ... read more
making friends...
Panormus Beach...
Some of the views...

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Ios September 12th 2007

Michelle and I are in Ios, Greece and we might not leave. We stayed in Athens for a couple of days (Athens kinda sucks) then we came to Ios to meet up with my friend Jeannine. Ios is a small party island with beautiful beaches. Most of the "locals" are people from all over the world that come to live and work here for a season. We met an Australian girl named Tamara and she may be our soul mate. We have also been hanging out with some Aussies and some "locals" that work at our hostel. Our room is cheap and there is a pretty amazing view. I hope all is well in the US! Kisses, tati... read more
Tamara and Tomato
This is Ios
Ios

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 11th 2007

After circumventing the globe, and any sort of moral conscience we once had, the Captain and I decided to take it easy for a couple days on the glorious volcano Greek Isle of Santorini. This is of course, not to say that our time here was without Mythos or Whiskey...it was just consumed in more, healthier and practical portions. Essentially the focus of such an island is the sunset tours and the volcano. So, in conclusion this island had rocks and gas, gas and rocks. Judge for yourself how marvellous these items can be. Oh, and there also was some lukewarm springs we frequented. For a travelling sea-goer, the Captain sure is a poor swimmer.... read more
On top
Greece A-OK
Sunset I

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 11th 2007

Upon arriving in Santorini we checked in to a nice hotel just a 10 minute bus ride from the port. The hotel which would usually cost around 150 euro a night during high season was now slashed to only 30 euros a night. We played some pool, took a swim, and then made our way into town. The town was surprisingly full of restaurants, pubs and bars which I did not expect as I thought Santorini was suppose to be a more outdoors touring island, not a drinking one. So, we made our way to a few of the local pubs, had a few drinks, a few laughs, a bite to eat and then headed off to bed. The day was to be our first sightseeing filled day since our trip began. We took a nice ... read more
Sunset over the Mediterranean
Day Cruise in the Mediterranean
From the Volcano

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 11th 2007

Hi Everybody! It's close to the end of our second day in Mykonos and we're so in love with this place. Last night we discovered Mykonos town and ate at an amazing Greek restaurant. After dinner, we headed to Little Venice where we danced to none other than year old American music such as, "Sexy Back" by JT. Kevin dragged me into some local bar where we made friends with the owner who assumed that since we're New Yorkers, we're automatically from Astoria (largest Greek population in NYC). We went with it and scored a free shot of Ouzo. Eight hours and a bad hangover later, we woke up at noon and headed to Ornos, our second local beach. We grabbed lunch and Kevin snorkeled by himself, since I skeeve it. He managed to find one ... read more
Making Pals in Local Bars!
SCOOTERS RULE!
SNORKELING

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 10th 2007

Well.... I sit here on the balcony of my suite in Mykonos and just wanted to get a few things down into the web journal. We have been on this island for less than 12 hours and it is so far better than I thought it would be. The prices are cheaper than I had anticipated, for example 3.50 EURO for a big Amstel at a high end beach front restaurant this afternoon. A quick note about Amstel - Grk Pete was right, you will not find Amstel Light but regular Amstel is everywhere and boy is it DELISH! Heineken is a huge fav too, if only I remembered that line Jimmy tought me in Greek meaning "another green one man." The ferry could not have been smoother or better; it was state of the art ... read more
SLEEPING BEAUTY ON FERRY
TRYING TO HEARD GOATS IN BACK
YET ANOTHER STRAY ANIMAL

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos September 10th 2007

Kalymnos, Greece is Paradise. Plain and simple. The weather is perfect. The climbing is amazing. The water is crystal clear. The food is delicious. You wake up in the morning, and you take the scooter over to the climbing sector. You hike about 15-20 minutes, and voila. Many climbs, at many levels, and some with beautiful stalagtites. Around 2pm, the sun comes out and so by now you are ready to head to the beach. You hike down, change into your swim suit, and head for the water. You cool off in the water, lay by the beach, grab some food, and whatever else you want to do. Rest and repeat. With all this paradise, one might wonder, Why in the Hell did I book a ticket to Israel?? Well, I have a friend I ... read more
belaying in Greece
Turkish Castle
Baaaah

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 8th 2007

Ha, Mykonos... the Greek Island of parties, late nights, and... gays? Yes, full of gays and or couples, not many singles you'll find here, but still an awesome place to check out for a few nights. It was a bit pricy though except for the 2 euro Gyros which is a Greek pita wrap thingy full of tzatziki, chicken, fries and cabbage. However, it did have a great night life, with bars and clubs open until 7am. Even at 3am grandparents and little children still run around through the streets and eat late dinners. The day time, intense heat, proabably why the locals sleep all day and do there chores at dark, similar to what I found in Egypt while I was there. Our accomodation: a shit little cement block with 2 small cushions to sleep ... read more
Paradise Beach from Afar
Steve! Over Here! No... Over Here!
Mykonos Waterfront

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 7th 2007

PART I The Captain and I have been into town twice now. Our adventures have led us against a swashbuckling Aussie Infantryman to erotic demon crotch thrusters. The Space Sirens thrusted in rage showing glimpses of glory while never bothering to lighten their brow. Captain Jones Smitherington and I seduced the sexy door guardian, only to be disappointed by her lack of punctuality as well as the emptiness of a lavish space promised. But we are faregoers, and travelling was our name. But of course, this was all sequel to the Mythos and our tango with the Brits. I believe my loins were broken twice said night, as the heart did not have the time to harden. Septemba can be so cruel and the Fee so slutty. It was after our bout with the demon crotch ... read more
Mykonos Party
Tale-bone
Mykonos camping sunset

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 4th 2007

What To Do If You Find Yourself In Oia The Greek Islands: a collection of vastly different ecologies that all have one thing in common - tourism. Amongst these hundreds of islands there are a few that stand out as the jewels in Greece’s island crown: Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and Santorini. Mykonos is known for its party life, Crete for its history and Rhodes for its coastal resorts. Santorini, sometimes ascribed with being the most beautiful of the many islands, is known for its whitewashed cliffside villages that tenaciously grip onto the volcanic precipices looking over the blue water of the Sea of Crete. We found ourselves headed to Santorini because Kel’s best friend Jen and her husband Jeff along with Jeff’s sister Tracy wanted to hit Greece. Greece, which is one of Jeff’s top ... read more
White Washed Glory
BFF
Steps to Our Hotel Room




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