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... the sea on the other side of the island, so we crossed over some large hills and drove along the waters edge and reached this town. We had a bit of time to explore here as well, so i walked along the beach, explored the town, got a gelato and wandered around some more. We then went to see this giant statue of dionosysis, still lying where it was carved in a quarry. After a few pictures of this we got back on the coach and used the north coast road to get back to ...
... and found a car hire place near the main square. Here i decided to hire a buggy. Very simple to use and easy to hire. I then left the town after getting some petrol. Driving along the main road heading towards the beach, my hat blew off and disappeared – there was too much traffic so i could not stop. Goodbye hat. I drove through a small village then past some touristy parts of the beach, then along a dirt road that became very bumpy. Soon i arrived at Plaka beach. I found that the ...
... of people waiting for the ferry. The ferry was only 5 minutes late.
I got on, left my bags in storage and found a seat. Once on i sat, used the internet, updated and ate lunch – left over cold pizza. I also did some reading. It was only a 45 minute trip and as soon as the ferry arrived in Naxos i got off, grabbing my bags and heading for the dock. I had found out that the hotel/hostel sends a van to ...
... then headed to a taverna that had tables on the water front. I ordered food and ate, drank and watched the sun
set over the sea. After dinner i went for a walk into town. I found the Venetian fort, had a look at some of the shops and then found a t-shirt printing place. Here i got my "keep calm and travel the world" t-shirt. I walked around some more and then headed back to the hotel. Here i used the WiFi, then went to my room, watched a movie and went to bed.
... Orthodox Easter is built around the Pagan Spring Rite.
We went all around the island, and even visited a Christian Orthodox church after a Sunday service had finished. The one thing you notice is that there are no chairs in the church. Mykonos was deserted for a long time when pirates from Arabia and Asia Minor used to invade and loot them.
It became a popular destination when Onassis started to bring his boat ...