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... warm enough to sun ourselves on the beach, but the water was too cool to swim. The next day we packed our bags for a 2 hour ferry ride to Santorini. During breakfast wet met a nice couple from Broome Australia. They have been travelling for 3 months in Europe and we had many travel stories to share with each other. We were sad to leave the friendly hospitality we received on Naxos island but anxious to visit the famous Santorini island.
... went through the town starting at 2pm and all the shops and stores were closed. We soon found out that the businesses close from 2pm to 6pm and it was best to do any shopping in the morning. We explored Naoussa's small port, a ruin of a Venetian Castle at the end of the breakwater and the narrow alleys/paths within the city. There were numerous artsy craft stores and funky cafes that attracted our attention, but all were closed for the season. This is one of ...
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 ...
... but with the wind stronger than the day before and the sky looking rather bleak we were not too fussed. The fact that we had seen little of the island didn't overly play on our minds as we had used the time to relax and plan the next month of our trip in addition I think that we were a bit depleted when it came to caring about ruins, churches and temples.
So it was off to the port where the real Greek adventure began.
After a night of sleeping in a king size bed with a feather topped mattress I had a BIG breakfast. I figured that I'd eat up big in the morning, skip lunch and then have seafood dinner.
I walked into Naousa, the local town. It took about 20 mins with all the photo stops. It's quite strange how these islands are so much like our Australian outback ... Stony, dry, spinifix covered hills but by the sea. Not the image of 'Island' we have ... ...