Thursday, April 24, 2014

Travel day Athens to Paros

Not too much to write about since we spent most of it just travelling.

We had arranged to get a taxi to take us from the apartment to the port and we were all a little concerned that the taxi wouldn't turn up at 06:30 when we had arranged to meet.  We shouldn't have worried because we had no sooner walked out onto the pavement with our suitcases than the taxi arrived and 10 minutes later we were at the port.  Even the tickets and the boarding process was really quick and before we knew it we were off on the 4 hour trip to Paros.

Arriving in Paros we took a taxi to Naoussa which is 8km from Pariki where the ferry terminus is and by the time 12:00 rolled over we were settled into our accommodation for the next week.  Oh that all travel days consisted of only half a day of actual travel and that all taxi services were as budget friendly as the greek ones.

Once we had settled in we walked down to the port and had lunch at a restaurant beside the fishing fleet with the fishermen having their communal lunch on the deck of the vessel.  I wasn't that hungry so I nibbled off everyone else's plate instead of ordering my own and in the afternoon all I did was read so it was very asocial that whole afternoon and evening.

Kirsten and Carl + offspring went down into the town at about 19:00 and found a great souvlaki fast food place which is what we had for supper and they also found a great area to have a drink right on the water so we'll all go there tomorrow.

Below is the view from the balcony of our apartment at night, obviously!

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