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Travel Blogs from Amorgos
Today was a public holiday (see yesterday's entry) and everything was closed except the cafés which were doing a great business. The sun was out for a lot of the day too.
The school kids were out in force again with their marching and drumming and having a great time. There were priests and lots of dignataries laying wreaths and then more marching and drumming through the lined streets. It was quite moving to see.
We love the Greeks. They ...
... 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 ...
... Tholaria - Aegiali. The walk is reasonably well signposted and took me a around 3 hours including plenty of stops to admire the views across Aegiali Bay and take some photos.
We spent our last morning relaxing by the pool waiting for our Ferry to Donoussa. (No going down to the Port and waiting for ages on Amorgos, just wait until the ferry is a few yards away and stroll down to meet it)
We loved Amorgos, ...
... I received from Michael and his wife a quick summary of the best beaches on Ios which matched up well with the ones my guidebook recommended. Some of the best beaches only have bus service to them once a day (roads being a new development on mountainous Ios) so I decided to visit a beach just down the hill from the hotel. Kolitsani Beach is reached via a steep dirt path through land grazed by goats (they stay away from people). It's a nice sandy beach and had maybe a dozen ...
Other places to stay in Amorgos
Aegiali, Aegiali | 3 star hotelfrom $150
- Our balcony view was beautiful
- Sia vanilla cafe
- The Awful Aegialis Hotel !
Aigiali, Tholaria | Hotelfrom $97
Langada, Aegiali, Amorgos | Hotelfrom $60
Amorgos | Hotelfrom $60
Amorgos | Hotelfrom $44
Aegiali, Amorgos | Hotelfrom $51
Katapola, Amorgos, Amorgos | Hotelfrom $49
Katapola Amorgos, Katapola | 3 star hotelfrom $64