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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 ...
... After that we had time to get a coffee and explore the village. There were a few shops, that sold the usual souvenirs, i had a look at the shops and then went for a walk.
Soon we got back on the bus and drove to marble town. Along the way getting some good views as we got to the highest points in the island, seeing some amazing churches and small little towns, also going on windy roads. At the marble village our guide walked us to the ...
... 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 ...
... back. When I woke up to go to the bathroom I found we had an additional person in the room. I fell back asleep and awoke to my Canadian roommate and her engaging in some morning intimacy. Not knowing the proper etiquette I pretended to be asleep.
As fun as Ios is there's something off about it. Could be because it's almost all groups that come here, or its a different type of traveler (instead of the solo backpacker meandering through Europe these people ...