Naxos and Samos, Greece
Trip Start May 05, 2006
17Trip End Aug 11, 2006
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Since our room was so nice we didn't feel bad about spending a lot of time in it! We went to the beach, wandered through town, ate some great Greek food and watched two amazing sunsets but other than that, we read, played cards, slept or worked on our travel journals in our room. I definitely had a hard time leaving Naxos but Samos was also pretty wonderful
We also arrived in Samos without any accomodations but initially we weren't as lucky as in Naxos. We arrived at 9:30pm so the two of us and all the other backpackers on the ferry ended up at the Gagou Beach Hotel for the night. AC cost an extra 5 euro but at least we had a t.v. in our room with, "The Towering Inferno" on in English. Haha! We left the hotel early the next morning and were fortunate enough to get a room with Maria at Pension Trova. Samos was another lovely town with a great pebbly beach that Sally and I made excellent use out of.
On August 1st I said goodbye to Sally as she headed off to Turkey and I spent that evening dining with a retired English couple that I had met in Corfu (small world eh?). We had a great evening an even watched a very Greek festival with singers and a saxophone player that had the crowd singing!
I said goodbye to the Greek Islands on August 2nd and took an overnight ferry back to Athens. I spent the day at the National Archaeological museum and doing some last minute shopping! Today I flew to Paris where I will stay with Shauna and Fabrice for one week which means...I am coming home on August 11th.