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Travel Blogs from Siros
... the ferry dock, but when I got there I found out that the ferry had left 20 minutes earlier! I was a little disappointed, but at the same time was glad that the most important part of my visit was accomplished, and I ended up enjoying a very leisurely lunch with a great view, some delicious baklava for dessert, and spent the rest of my time poking around the very picturesque architecture on the island.
I also saw the craziest thing yesterday morning! ...
... the catamarans and ferries didn't run yesterday because of the high winds and she lost bookings! We wonder if we will be able to leave tomorrow!
Mykonos has more jewellery shops than I have ever seen in one place with the exception of Ponte Vecchio bridge in Venice. There are very few buyers around though! A lot of people shut up shop and go to Athens or other islands to visit family over the winter period.
... they said they were here in June one year and with a few tourist boats in town, you couldn't walk down the Main Street!
The little house where we are staying is 70 euro a night at the moment, but in sumner it's 190 euro a night and apparently it's always booked!!
The wharf is full of empty rental cars which must rust fairly quickly with the sea air!
We are loving the ...
... dreaded Minotaur, a monster that was half man half bull.
Every year 7 boys and 7 girls were sent out from Athens to try and slay this monster. The kings son had told his father that if managed to slay the monster he would hoist a white sail, in fact the son did slay the Minotaur but sadly had forgotten about the white sail.
Well that's the history lesson over.
We will soon be arriving in Marina Zeas, Athens, where we spend the night before disembarking tomorrow ...
The road to the Chora (village) zigzagged into the distant hills rising five or six hundred feet above the small port of Loutra. Kathie and I had decided to see if we could make it to the plateau where the Chora was. We were told by a German couple the day before that it was only a 5.5 km walk.
My ankle was still giving me pain so I had decided that I would only walk as far as I thought I could safely walk back. ...