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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 ...
... more winding roads.
The scenery is quite spectacular and not how I imagined a Greek Island!
At one road junction we came across a Greek man selling fruit from the back of his truck. He came over to the car and was keen to chat with us telling us his wife was from Sydney. He then insisted we go and look at his fruit. He told us he came from six generations of farmers on Naxos.
He kept ...
Naxos was a wonderful choice for our first Greek island experience. With accommodations 150m away from the beach and 200m away from the town's main promenade, we were perfectly positioned in Chora. Caleb's schooling routine now established, he began the day with 1hr "Phys. Ed." With dad on the beach, 2hrs of the R's with me, lunch, and then time to explore before dinner at a seaside taverna. What bliss.
Beyond the town lies greater Naxos: tiny villages ...
... beach (the Black Beach), and once again, we found ourselves at the bus stop.
This beach is located on the south side of the island and takes approximately 30 minutes to get there. The beach, with its black sand, stretches approximately 60 km and is flanked by a large rock, called Mesa Vouno, that seems to emerge from the sea. Many lounge chairs and straw umbrellas line the area we stopped at, which are owned by the many restaurants bordering the beach and ...
... it was just a matter if picking and choosing the best one.
We found a nice restaurant with good prices and enjoyed our first real meal in Santorini. I ordered fresh swordfish fillet and Lauren got the catch of the day. They were both wonderful and we enjoyed it with a nice bottle of Santorini white wine. We finished the meal with a baklava and headed back to our room to sleep. It was the perfect end to a relaxing day on an island paradise.