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Today was a public holiday (see yesterday's entry) and everything was closed except the cafés which were doing a great business. The sun was out for a lot of the day too.
The school kids were out in force again with their marching and drumming and having a great time. There were priests and lots of dignataries laying wreaths and then more marching and drumming through the lined streets. It was quite moving to see.
We love the Greeks. They ...
... and french.
First of all we left the town and drove into the heart of the island, where we went to a small village. Here we went to see an olive press museum, then walked down and saw a traditional ceramic maker. We saw how he made his pots and jars. We then got back on the bus and left that village and went to another village. Here we went to a distillery museum, where we got to do some tastings of the product, hear about the history and see some of ...
... and found a car hire place near the main square. Here i decided to hire a buggy. Very simple to use and easy to hire. I then left the town after getting some petrol. Driving along the main road heading towards the beach, my hat blew off and disappeared – there was too much traffic so i could not stop. Goodbye hat. I drove through a small village then past some touristy parts of the beach, then along a dirt road that became very bumpy. Soon i arrived at Plaka beach. I found that the ...
... of people waiting for the ferry. The ferry was only 5 minutes late.
I got on, left my bags in storage and found a seat. Once on i sat, used the internet, updated and ate lunch – left over cold pizza. I also did some reading. It was only a 45 minute trip and as soon as the ferry arrived in Naxos i got off, grabbing my bags and heading for the dock. I had found out that the hotel/hostel sends a van to ...
... other single travelers (mostly people there with one other person) so I didnt have a group for the first time this trip which would have made things a lot better. I kind of bounced around the various people I met and decided to grab my camera. By then Ios had come alive (maybe 1/130).
En route I ran into a single traveler who was also American and we decided to bar hop.The first bar we went to was called Slammer's and is probably the most ...