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... the town with passengers from the Seabourn Quest who was also in port. In peak season there can be many ships in port at the same time with thousands of tourists from both the ships as well as other European travelers. As many shop owner told us, this is the perfect time to visit as they will be closed soon for the winter season so there are good bargains for shopping and the weather is still ...
The stop in Mykonos was uneventful and pretty relaxing. OK meal in a local joint and the streets are famous for being a maze which has a sort of charm. We didn't have lovely weather but just a bit overcast and windy.
All in all, an OK place but we much preferred Santorini.
... I spent way too much money but I love all of my purchases, especially my new jewelry! We met up with one of our friends from our first Contiki called Chris while we were in Athens. We went out to a traditional Greek dinner with five courses, but alas their was no plate smashing. I considered smashing a plate off our table just for fun, but thought better of it at the last minute. Chris can speak fluent Greek, so it was great to hear him speak the language, ...
Siros is the capitol of the Cyclade Islands. Greece has about 1000 islands divided up into
3 sections. We’ve been visiting the
Cyclade portion. Only 300 of the total
islands are inhabited.
Every island has its own personality. Siros is a bustling commercial and
administrative hub. It has a number of
... and eat and drink so anywhere hot will do.
I got us passes to one of the lounges at Gatwick, which was a bit dull but had breakfast and flew out on a less than glamorous, but half empty Easyjet flight and within a few hours we were sitting at a restaurant in the sun sipping cocktails.
The week went by quick and we met lots of interesting people. It was very much the end of the season so everything was getting fairly quiet in the evenings, but I can imagine ...