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    • Day 71 - Paros, Greece

      September 18 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 23 °C

      Today we woke up in what seems to be Paradise after being in a tiny room on a boat!
      We had breakfast at the resort looking out to the pool, today is another very windy day and we had planned a trip on a boat but thankfully we changed this to later in the week.

      We left the resort and headed up the road to see Monastiri Beach, a sheltered bay that is a swimming spot that is good when a Northerly wind hits. Seeing the next two days are forecasted for wind we will be back here.

      We set off for our first village for the day, we started off at Promdromos, on the eastern side of Paros is a small quiet village. Prodromos is built in the traditional Cycladic style. The village boasts beautiful whitewashed houses and tiny chapels through out the village.

      After a few photos and a good walk around we moved literally down the road to Marmara, a smaller village that had 3 cats running around the main park. Marmara is an agriculture village that is built in the traditional Cycladic style. The village also has an old wind mill we went up and had a look at.

      The next village which is right next to Marmara is Marpissa. Marpissa is located on a hill with lots of chapels throughout the village, the town is also built in the traditional Cycladic style with the white washed buildings with the blue. We visited the pink house which is the only different coloured doors and windows compared to the rest.

      We drove down to the seaside village of Pisa Lovadi which is close to the other three villages. We walked along the waterfront, walking into a couple of shops then had lunch at Back to Back, this isn’t anything like a traditional Greek resturant - except the beer - we had tacos & Bao buns. We had a quick chat to Dad and Desma here too

      After a nice lunch and a chat to a waitress that really wants to move to NZ, we made our way to Aliki, the closest seaside village to Paros Airport. We walked along the waterfront, got to the end of where the boats are lined up and found some goats penned with a rather quiet beach. On the drive in I spotted a beach that looked sheltered so we went on the hunt for that, it was only a 7 minute drive and we found Παραλία Φάραγκα beach that has a beach club on 1/3 of the beach. This was sheltered from the wind though very busy considering this.

      We ended back at Parikia where the ferries come into Paros. Katie wanted to have a look around the shops after walking quickly passed them yesterday. We found a lot of the shops, the assistant would follow you around telling you about stuff which really becomes a bit annoying, not all the shops but enough to get on your nerve. The last shop we visited is called Memories Jewellery, Zeta and her husband make all the jewellery that is in the store and all the stones have a meaning. We brought Katie a Rose Quartz bracelet and myself a Chrysocolla stone bracelet - upon reading the card what the Chrysocolla stone meant, Katie and I both laughed it’s me so had to get it - I’m definitely not one that believes in this stuff but funny the one I liked really should be me! Zeta talked to us about the jewellery, NZ and our honeymoon. She even made us a cute piece as a gift for our honeymoon!

      We got some ice cream on the way out of Parikia and headed back to the resort.

      Dinner we drove back to Promodromas to have dinner at a little tavern called Kallitechniko kafenio, Katie had the meatballs and I had the cuttlefish dish washed down with 1/2 litre of white wine and some very affectionate cats wanting pats.

      We covered the outter ring of the island today and find it a very cute little island.
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