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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.
... off the ferry and nearly got swept right back into the water. However we learnt to appreciate the wind as when we were sun baking the breeze cooled us off nicely. One of the things I was surprised about when we drove through Mykonos was how dry and barren it was in certain areas. The ground was all dirt and there weren't many trees. In contrast, the centre of Mykonos where all the shops and bars are is completely different, as is the beach. But it was a bit of ...
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
... clear water pretty much all over the island and the sandy beaches are incredible and it’s only a quick, cheap flight from England. I’m excited about coming back here and seeing all the friends we made again. It was a glorious, fun, relaxing week and exactly what I needed after 90 days of work without a day off. My next ship, the Veendam, will be 192 days (6 months) in a row til I get a night off so I’m going to make the most of my three free weeks now.