Hotel Aegeon Paros
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Our next stop was Paros situated in the centre of the Cyclastay islands. The Parian marble found here is famous since ancient times, and has also provided the island with a good income. Because of this it has been inhabited since at least 4000BC. Fishing is the traditional source of income for the islanders. Paros developed its tourist industry in …
... the ferry dock, but when I got there I found out that the ferry had left 20 minutes earlier! I was a little disappointed, but at the same time was glad that the most important part of my visit was accomplished, and I ended up enjoying a very leisurely lunch with a great view, some delicious baklava for dessert, and spent the rest of my time poking around the very picturesque architecture on the island.
I also saw the craziest thing yesterday morning! ...
... cars the whole time we were driving until we got back near the city.
The beach towns are totally deserted. All the hotels and cafés are shut up and no-one is around.
There are so many big apartments that have been started and just left unfinished due to the economic crisis. The beaches are lovely, but it wasn't a swimming afternoon. We had a game of Bolle with these completely round balls we found on the beach made out of some natural ...
... 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 ...
... deciding on what to do for the evening. It was at this time that we met their friend, Filada. Filada was a half Greek, half Australian woman who worked on and off as a tourist guide and was a very interesting person.
The first night, we decided to go have dinner in Antiparos. After getting ready back at our place, we had a wonderful ride back to Pounta in the sunset. We met all of them in the harbor to wait for the ferry over ...