Fran on Holidays last year

Fran on Holidays last year
Vino at Mercatello

Monday, September 22, 2014

Naxos to Schinousa Island: Let the Trek begin!

Naxos to Schinousa

Naxos to Schinousa: Let the Trek begin!

We allowed ourselves a little sleep in today at the Hotel Grotta - despite the name, is very lovely to rest a while. It is still busy with tourists but the family who own it have all the tourists worked out and deliver the best breakfast we have seen.

We had to wait for a table for five, but when we sat down the main swim tour guide, Ricky, came over for a chat.

After packing up we headed down the rocky path to the main town. I discovered the memory card had been locked and after Steve did a little panic blaming "you know who" we visited a camera shop where  they simply unlocked the card. Greek Tragedy over!

We wandered the port front, bought towels and had some lunch before it was time to head to the ferry.

The ferry was a two hour trip along the side of Naxos across a small channel and then we were landing at Schinousa Isand.

We were met by the "Lady of the House" the manger of the Iliovasilema Hotel. She loaded our bags with the ease of a weightlifter and we
packed into the van and two minutes later we
were walking into the cool shade of the hotel. we got room 3 and the Wilsons got a room two along . The rooms are basic, no shower curtain.

But there is a view from the bedroom.
We met the group and started to make our assumptions about the personalities!
There are two women from Cronulla. Interesting. A lovely NZ couple a little younger than us, a single delightful young man from England, a hairdresser. Another single man fromEngland an actuary from Brighton, a loner a woman from Hamburg.
We went of the first night dinner to th Deli Bar, and it started out well but the fish soup was not a hit with serval of the group.

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