Hotel Galini & Sofia Latina
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... small compared to Santorini, but the beaches here are way better. It's a lot more "resorty" than I thought it would be. I can't believe we only paid eight euros a night! We met up with the group and shared a pizza and caesar salad for dinner. We figured it would be cheaper for the four of us to get a taxi to town than each of us buying bus tickets. There's only five taxi's on the entire island, if that gives you an idea of how small it. The town area ...
Mikonos was full of people but still ok to move around (apparently the crowds can be unbearable in the high season). It's the most popular of the Greek Islands along with Santorini. It's also the best island for nightclubbing (not that we stayed up too late, but we did enjoy a cocktail). The gays take over after midnight!
Despite the ...
... them time and time again if they wanted to buy tissues. The evil carpet-sellers almost turned to stone, and retreated to their underground shops, whimpering.
But defeating the great mystery of the unflushable toilet papers of Greece and Turkey would be a labour fraught with the gravest dangers, for in these countries it is forbidden to place any paper, soiled, un-soiled, or merely wetted, into the ancient cisterns beneath their cities. The risks were great. ...
... mostly pottery and statues from as far back as 10,000 years ago. At the museum I learned that Naxos has been inhabited as far back as the 10th century BC. In fact, from about 900 to 700BCE the Cycladic civilizations were enjoying their own little golden age. The then city state of Naxos had its capital at the same place as the modern Hora Naxos is today!
The good times would not last forever however, and in the 5th century the city state fell under ...
It has stopped raining and the sun is shining on the lovely white buildings going up the mountain side.
Tonight we are having dinner at a Greek home. Should be very nice. I want to get this out to you before I loose the internet connection so I'll tell you about the dinner later.