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... between a donkey and a horse!)
We caught the bus up the cliff road from the new port and the driver was playing 'Stairway to Heaven' by Led Zeppelin which seemed very appropriate!
We are staying in a complex of four apartments above Yannis' palatial home. He gave us a lovely big room with a sitting area and a balcony and some sea views. It is a few minutes walk from the town ...
... socialising and catching up with each other. The people we have spoken to are really friendly and have a good chat to you. The elderly ladies in the street usually give you a big smile and say 'Kalimera'.
We took the little red car and headed off South to look at some temple ruins and some of the beaches. Demeter's Temple ruins were from 500BC with an amazing backdrop of mountains.
We were the only people there and I think we only saw about ...
... face war. The answer was 'No', and Greece was attacked.
In Naxos Town today all the primary and secondary school children marched and drummed their way to a Cenotaph and laid wreaths. Tomorrow is a public holiday and the whole town celebrates.
We hired yet another small car and set off north around the coast over more hills and fertile valleys and climbed up to the tops of rocky, misty mountains ...
... gorgeous vistas, beaches, and more great Greek cuisine. We rented a car for one day but could easily have filled another day with a 4x4. I was surprised by the arid landscape beyond the fertile valley of the interior, yet this is an island with more green space than others in the Cyclades. I suppose I associate islands (Vancouver Island, Ireland) with verdure but such is not the case in Greece.
We attended a cultural evening of music and dance one night ...
... to help the local people. Plus after learning about how Santorini doesn't receive much rain water and them not having any drinkable water (locals must buy all their water to drink), they all pay for tanks of water to shower in/clean with, their power comes from petrol generators and Santorini can not produce enough food on the island and must import majority of their goods - it reminded us how lucky we are to live in Australia.
The next stop was Oia Village where ...