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... more of the largest island in the Cyclades archipelago. We drove through the interior of the island while stopping at various archeological sites, farms and small towns. The air was much colder in the high elevations and we were glad that the traffic was minimal on the curvy narrow roads that barely allowed one car to pass through. In addition, there were other obstacles on the road to slow us down like goats and donkeys. The ...
... is the 3rd largest island in the Cyclades and was initially populated during the 5th millennium BC. During the Mycenaean Period (1200-1000 BC) a fortified citadel flourished at Koukounaries that is near Naoussa. There is an ancient marble quarry on the island that was used by the Greeks to build the Athens Acropolis and various temples. The weather was sunny and warm during the first day, so we decided to walk the beach and through the small town on ...
We arrived in Naxos on our comfortable and speedy aquajet and were thankfully met by an agent who showed us to our transfer and organised the information for our stay (things were looking up!).
Our hotel was on the outskirts of the main area and check in was simple before being shown to our room and getting a run-down of the area and the island.
With the plan of a very chilled out night in our heads we decided ...
... is closed and up for sale, this was run by a cousin of Antonis last year.
We actually unpack everything and in the evening we visit another cousin at Nikos Taverna. Have a salad and Jean tucks into piquant pork from the spit, some great pieces of meat. I have chicken a la creme and we swill this down with a beer and some wine. We have a very complimentory dessert and another half litre.
In bed early!
... as our balcony overlooks straight out to the sea. And the hotel is only a 5min walk from Prokopis, a little town and beach.
We went pretty much straight down there and discovered the place that will become our 'local' - Kahlua Beach Bar & Cafe, right on edge of the beach and an awesome place to watch sunset. Its a gorgeous bar and must get really packed. Speaking of which, I can't say enough how glad I am that we did this ...