Monthly Archives: January 2018

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Three

September 13 – 16 Up at sunrise again, I made coffee out on the balcony and welcomed the beginning of our last day on Paros.  It would be another one of exploration with some hiking thrown in, just the kind we relish.  After another satisfying buffet breakfast experience, we asked Marco how much the dinner […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Two

September 13 – 16 One thing I neglected to mention in the previous post was our first item of business when arriving in Parikia that first full day, that is to book our ferry ride back to Athens on Saturday the 16, two days later.  As we entered the shop I thought I caught a […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part One

September 13 – 16 The two-hour ferry ride from Naxos (12.40 euros for the two of us) went quickly as we crossed the gulf between the two islands and rounded the northern tip of Paros. After landing in Parikia (the capital of Paros) and locating our luggage, we walked off the boat and were greeted […]

Europe 2017 – Naxos

September 11 – 13 Our ferry to Naxos didn’t leave until early afternoon and the ride would only last a couple of hours, so we dawdled a bit in the morning, enjoying our last breakfast, returning the ATV to Diamantis, packing for the journey and then sitting around the pool as we waited for the […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part Two

  September 8 – 11 With a big hike planned for the morning, we were eager to get over to the breakfast room to see what was in store for us; upon arrival we weren’t disappointed, encountering an array of pastries, yoghurt, fruit and different egg based dishes each day of our stay. We loaded […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part One

September 8 – 11 Our ferry ride to Santorini (140 euros for the two of us) would be different from the others we had taken, and would take in the future, in that we would be on a large jet boat (catamaran or hydrofoil) with reserved seats, which would make for guaranteed comfort during a […]