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... seaweed that was really dense. At first I thought they were sea eggs.
The highlight of the day would have to be the herd of about 40 goats that crossed the road in front of us. Every goat had a large bell around its neck and the music from these bells was amazing. It was like someone was playing the xylophone! We stopped and listened for about ten minutes. Some of the larger goats were standing on their hind legs and eating out of the trees!
... 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 ...
... island. Naxos, we noticed, has a completely different vibe from that of Mykonos. While Mykonos was bustling and crowded, Naxos seemed quite a bit sleepier and more relaxed. Whereas Mykonos was expensive and glitzy, Naxos was a bit more down to earth and affordable. Yet, Naxos retains all the charm a traveller would expect of a Greek island.
Our first step after a quick lunch by the docks was to find our pension. Thus we walked to the very south of Hora ...
... s been there forever and no one knows why. They didn't even make up a story. There are lots of stories and myths here in Greece.
We visited an authentic Olive Oil press, not in use today. We then stopped and watched a potter at his craft. Then on to a distillery where we drank their liquors made out ...