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... socialising and catching up with each other. The people we have spoken to are really friendly and have a good chat to you. The elderly ladies in the street usually give you a big smile and say 'Kalimera'.
We took the little red car and headed off South to look at some temple ruins and some of the beaches. Demeter's Temple ruins were from 500BC with an amazing backdrop of mountains.
We were the only people there and I think we only saw about ...
... face war. The answer was 'No', and Greece was attacked.
In Naxos Town today all the primary and secondary school children marched and drummed their way to a Cenotaph and laid wreaths. Tomorrow is a public holiday and the whole town celebrates.
We hired yet another small car and set off north around the coast over more hills and fertile valleys and climbed up to the tops of rocky, misty mountains ...
... gorgeous vistas, beaches, and more great Greek cuisine. We rented a car for one day but could easily have filled another day with a 4x4. I was surprised by the arid landscape beyond the fertile valley of the interior, yet this is an island with more green space than others in the Cyclades. I suppose I associate islands (Vancouver Island, Ireland) with verdure but such is not the case in Greece.
We attended a cultural evening of music and dance one night ...
... tired but decided to at least try to go out and just take it relatively easy tonight.The hostel is overbooked. I signed up for a 4 bed dorm but I'm almost positive I'm in a double with 3 beds. Not a huge deal since my roommates didn't even stop by the room till 8 am.
I headed down to the hostel bar and started meeting people. I met someone who was at Pink Palace with me and we bonded over what a letdown it was. This hostel is almost all ...
... thing was 2 ducks swimming in the sea.
I also passed a few churches along the way. I survived the steps home and relaxed for the rest of the day and caught up on e mails and planned the rest of our trip.
Today I made my way uphill to a church that is perched right on top. Most look quite boring from the outside and inside are richly decorated with chandeliers and gold. I then walked all the way down to the port to see if I could find the bus stop to possibly take us ...