Paradisia Villas Hotel
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Outdoor pool
- Swimming pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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Friday 30th October
On the ship until 2.30 when we left by tender for the short service to Mykonos, one of Greece's most popular tourist islands. Here we wandered for an hour with Cindy & Mike before grabbing a well deserved beer in a cafe overlooking the famous windmills, formerly used to grind the island’s grain. The houses are all white washed pretty regularly & the streets, ...
... of us decided to head back to the ship as the wind was almost intolerable, especially along the coastline as we walked back to the bus terminal. We could have had dinner at a Mykonos restaurant, but decided to return to the ship for wind and chill reasons, also I didn't want my health to deteriorate. Pity that we didn't have longer on this Island which seems to be so beautiful, except for the winds! Better some time than none.
... to the top of the tallest mountain in the Cyclades group, ( Mt Zeus, where the chief of all the Ancient Greek pantheon of gods, supposedly lived), and found tiny Byzantine chapels from the 9th century, deep in the valleys of Naxos, still with some of their frescoes intact.
After two short days on the tourist/retail hell of Santorini, Naxos comes as a refreshing quiet break. The ferry ...
... trying to get the cars coming off the ferry through the trucks, waiting cars, people meeting the ferry passengers and departing passengers.
We were in the latter group and watched with interest the goings on.
Passengers were only allowed on at intermittent intervals as trucks were coming and going thought the passenger area. One had to admire the skill of the truck drivers backing trailers in and out of ...
... giant legs. there were some great views from here and couldn't believe the difference between one side of the island being so wild with weather and the other so peaceful and calm and from this point we could see both. there were even people swimming in the designated area, in the harbour.
We also found many alleys and walkways that lead up to a castle that turned out to be a favourite for Jill, ...