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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
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
Steps to Our Hotel Room

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

NAXOS Naxos is a truly perfect Mediterranean island. Its a laid back and relaxing place with some of the best white sand beaches and clearest water we ve seen on our trip thus far. It has a lively port town (Chora) with fresh seafood restaurants and a storybook maze (no joke) of backalleys in the old town fit for exploring and shopping. Naxos also has an amazing mountainous interior with many hilltop villages, churches, and ancient sites. The interior of the island is also covered with vineyards, olive groves and citrus trees. Naxian wine is delicious, Naxian goat cheeses are first class, and home-cured olives and homemade olive oil are sold at almost every corner market. The island also has its own liquor - Kitron, which is apparently world famous...and tasty. (we went to the distillery ... read more
Naxos Town
Old Town Maze

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Paros August 28th 2007

Greece has come a long way since Nana Miskouri, however it seemed no less disappointing to me. I'm also aware it's been a couple of months since I travelled there. I've had time to reflect and so I've moderated my thoughts. Overpriced, overvalued, rude arrogant shopkeepers and business people alike. Shady characters assemble at prime vantage points, prowling upon the unwary. Of course this is a generalisation and since then I've come to realise that much of Europe is "overpriced", or lets just say expensive to avoid any controversy. In hindsight, I did meet a couple of helpful and friendly Greeks, the rest of them can go to hades. I briefly spent time on Samos enroute to Mykonos before stopping at Paros for a couple of days. There seemed little to hold my interest for long ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini August 27th 2007

Ahhhhh Santorini! This island quickly became ONE of our favourite places in the world. Actually, we were sold from the second we saw it as we approached it by ferry. The soaring cliffs with the hotels and towns perched along the top. It was beautiful. From the second we saw our hotel room we didn't want to leave, and automatically the Greeks that we encountered, in our hotel, restaurants, mini markets, were much, much friendlier than those we had met in Athens and Mykonos. Our hotel room was in a villa built right into the cliffs you see pics of, and our room was at the top of the hotel (we're talking 3 storeys) on it's own complete floor! We had so much privacy and space to lay out our deck chairs and laze about it ... read more
Firostefani at night
Our deck view

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos August 27th 2007

Pois 'e galera...cheguei em Mykonos (Grecia) hoje...animal o local...nunca vi nada parecido.....estou na lan house do navio olhando pela janela e vendo as casas brancas daqui,....animal.....sem palavras...agora tenho que sair correndo pq para variar meu trabalho escravo continua!!! Abracao... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 26th 2007

Good Day, Kalymnos, Greece! I arrived in Athens and took a good look at the fabulous architecture sites there. The next day I came into Kalymnos and just happened to walk into the exact week of the International Dive Festival of Kalymnos. This means that I get to dive for the next two weeks FOR FREE. Sponges Okay, let's back up. Kalymnos is famous for their sponges. The problem is that for the last 25 years, the mayors of the small island didnt promote tourism, they promoted the destruction of the natural wildlife -sponges - because foreigners wanted them (the world demand is 6 times more than the supply), and therefore it brought in a lot of foreign revenue. Infact, 70 percent of the islands revenue came from sponges. Somewhere along the way a disease ... read more
swimming in Kalymnos
Biker Babe.

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini August 24th 2007

Santorini is nice!...the Island is spread out ....touristy..but nice vibe! Got to the Youth hostel.....met some Australian girls and hung out a bit with them...nice ne!! Went to Perissa Beach...the black sand beach! and the water was GREAT!! The first time I actually wanted to stay in the water at the beach!!!! ahhhhhhhh! The sand was kinda rocky but comfi to lie on!!=) Today..took a full day tour around the Islands in Santorini...Got on this "old-fashioned" boat...At the hostel, the Australian girls checked out and so, I teamed up with a Kiwi and American guy to the tour!..the tour was not fun but it was nice! Went up to the volcano Island.....err...disappointing actually....just lots of really nice rock formation...that was COOOL! but the caldera wasn;t exciting at all......Mt Aso in Kyushu was way cooooler!^^" Anyways, then ... read more
Swordfish Souvlaki
Slow Grilled Lamb
Old Fashioned Boat

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos August 24th 2007

Hi again. We are in Milos now and having a great time. A few dramas getting here though. Our flight to Athens was late arriving due to a storm and we missed our connecting flight to Milos and there were no more seats for 3 days........... Managed to get a ferry the following morning so have lost a day here but not dwelling on it..... The island is beautiful and we spent the day yesterday on a sea kayaking tour. We paddled 12kms and were applauded by the others in the group (all experienced kayakers) as we battled some strong winds in a few places. It was great as we got to stop at some deserted beaches not accessible by land due to the huge cliffs. It was a greeat day and we were very proud ... read more
Sarah after a day of Kayaking
Pete & Sarah and the Sunset at Dinner
Pete Wondering what to do!!

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 23rd 2007

Hi Everyone, First we are sorry about the lack of photos, but no decent connection available to upload. We spent our last night in Athens in a roof top restuarant overlooking the Parthenon, which is lit up at nights, very atmospheric! Next day, 09/08/07 spent the morning packing before Vageli took us to Piraeus Harbour to catch our ferry the Anthea Marina. We had mananged to secure a cabin for the 10hr journey complete with bunk beds and a bathroom. The ferry was a ex channel crossing ferry and still had all the detailed maps of the UK and France up plus signs for duty free everywhere, very strange! We got a good nights sleep and arrived at Leros at 5am and after a quick taxi ride arrived at our new home at pantelli a small ... read more

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