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- Free parking
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Fri 3rd: Explored the Kampos citrus estates and museum near the town of Chios and then drove along most of the east coast of the island stopping at Vrontadas, Pantoukios, Lagada and Marmaro. Vrontadas is where the renowned Easter Rocketwar spectacular ...
... purposes. The people have always had a hard life here and not that much money except for a few wealthy ship owners that own villas on the island. So we were very surprised when we went into the local village church to see incredibly ornate and over decorated statues and icons and chandeliers made from solid gold and silver. Most of the inhabitants were old so when they have gone one wonders who will continue looking after the place. It was even worse in ...
... The descent from the hills to the harbour at Lagada on Monday is quite an experience. The Raven goes suitably slowly for Hilli! We encounter some incredible black mountain-goats who peer down at us from ridiculous perches high above the road. The water in the harbour is crystal clear and full of fish swimming just below the surface... a bit like in Ithaki... they're accustomed to having bits of bread thrown to them from the taverna. The chef cooks us some delicious fresh fish ...
... experienced campaigner, in fact. The Chios officials use the same tactics on the Turks as the ones they employ on everyone else... and so we get swept up in all the tit-for-tat inflicted on anyone idiotic enough to cross from Cesme to Chios! It's lunchtime before we're finally enjoying an iced-coffee and a baclava at a cafe next to the ticket office in Chios itself. From then on the day gets better. ...
... village had come in 1958, not really all that long ago. On the day when this first car appeared, the church bells all rang and the entire town came running down to enjoy the spectacle. The mail carrier, though, soon after decided that it was still easier to deliver mail using his mule than to rely on the treacherous and rocky road that had been built to that point.
Bidding our farewell, we retreated back to Volissos and realized that since we had an early ...