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Nov 22, 2006 - Syros

Syros was a random unplanned stop. We originally intended on going from Mykanos to Santorini directly, but instead we had to pass through Syros first and stay the night in order to catch the ferry the following day. We were open to the idea though and took advantage of what little time we had here. Syros actually ended up being one of my favorite spots in Greece. We had a cool little apartment which a nice older couple rented out to us. Compared to the other islands there was also quite a bit of activity going on. The streets were marble...

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Oct 1, 2006 - Mykonos, Greece

The Greek flag may be pretty, but right now it was really bugging me. Sitting in the only sheltered spot we could find on the crowed ferry from Athens to Mykonos, it hit me across the face each time the wind decided to play with it. While there are scores of Greek islands to visit, Mykonos is one of the few serviced by regular ferry runs. It also provided a stepping stone for our intended route to Patmos and then on to Turkey. After waking up a couple of hours before dawn, we hoisted-on our packs and trudged down the silent, Athenian...

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Jul 14, 2006 - Mykonos

Arriving in Mykonos was pretty amazing, a little hard to believe we are here but also the sea of white houses with blue roofs and trimings is something to take in. We are staying at Paradise Beach which is exactly what it is, paradise! it's a bit of a party beach, people everywhere it's pretty full on but heaps of fun. We had a bit of a sleep due to our early morning start so missed the group dinner with the busabout crew but we made our way into town and had a walk around the beautiful cobbled paths with all of the white and blue colours...

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Jun 20, 2006 - The Greek Isles, just like the postcards!

Hello all, Well, firstly an apology. With me (Dan) heading down to Athens, and Em to Paris with her folks, it was supposed to be an opportunity for twice as many stories and twice as many photos.... this was until the weekend, when the camera was stolen from the rental scooter, so sorry, but I do have some stories! Firstly, I said goodbye to Frosty, Sarah, Emma and her parents and boarded an overnight plane for Athens. It arrived at 3am, and not having accomadation booked for the night, I thought I'd try my luck at a (very) early check in....

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May 29, 2006 - Mykonos, gatos, pelicanos e "veados"

Passeando pelo centro de Mykonos encontramos pelicanos, eles vão nas portas dos restaurantes para ganhar comida, a cidade é cheia de gatinhos e é também conhecida como a capital gay. Conhecemos a praia Paradise, super turística e lotada, aqui posso usar meu biquini brasileiro sem dó, pois a praia é uma festa só, mulheres de top less, homens de fio dental ou homens que abaixam a sunga para queimar a parte branca, sem vergonha nenhuma! De Paradise pode pegar o boat para outras praias, como a Super Paradise que é uma praia de nudismo, mas...

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May 26, 2006 - Onto Mykonos

The evening flight arriving into Mykonos was spectacular, it was just at sunset and the golden glow that cast over the white stucco buildings and beaches of Mykonos was unbelievably pictureque. If I were quick enough, I would've taken a snapshot. My original plan was to stay at Mama's pension, a small family run hotel in a beach that's about 5KM away from Mykonos' town center. Christina picked me up at the airport, a cheery, extremely friendly German who on the ride back to the hotel told me about how she married a Greek man after dating a...

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May 26, 2006 - Ilha de Mykonos, um bom lugar para relaxar

Compramos o ferrie de Atenas para Mykonos na última hora, tudo esgotado, só tinha primeira classe, que era o dobro da normal. Bom, decidimos que toda vez que chegarmos em algum lugar ja temos que fechar a saída também. Saímos cedo do hotel e pegamos metrô para o porto de Piraeus. O ferrie parece mais um navio, a primeira classe é igualzinha a segunda, com sofas e bar, lotação máxima, afinal sexta também é final de semana para os gregos. Depois de 6 horas chegamos na ilha de Mykonos, saída bem mais civilizada da que enfrentamos no ferrie do...

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May 21, 2006 - Greek Islands - Syros

We only had an evening in Syros. With a similar landscape as the last, we spent our time in the port town of Ermoupolis. As an administrative hub for the Cycladic islands, it has a very impressive town hall and central square. Pretty little cobblestone and marble streets have tucked-away restaurants with charming patio atmosphere. We had a seaside dinner beside the busy port walkway. Cafe tables were filled with locals drinking coffee and ouzo until late in the night.

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May 20, 2006 - Mykynos

Tossing up the campground at Paradise Beach and a hotel near Platis Gialos we went with the hotel, and thank god. We walked around to Paradise Beach later via all the nude people & had a late lunch under the thundering doof doof that was pumping out of this campground/beach club - 5pm, girls & guys dancing on the podium, doing shots, guys with annoying whistles, wonder how the rest of the night will turn out for them? We got the bus into town & walked around the Mykynos town. Wherever you go, the amazing sunset never disappoints. Getting...

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May 19, 2006 - Greek Islands - Tinos

Tinos has a similar landscape as Mykonos but larger and hillier. Its number of terraced hillsides (for farming) and low rockwalls (that help retain water on the steep hillsides) were everywhere. Crazy to think that these rock walls were all hand done. Ancient box-like decorative rock structures with triangular cut-outs are scattered in the valleys as dove/pigeon houses. Their poop makes the land more fertile. Gentle climbs and flowing downhills make Tinos a great place for cycle tourists. We explored a few villages on bicycle and the rest...

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May 18, 2006 - Greek Islands - Mykonos

Mykonos is all about tourism. It is a neat place to see - a traditional Cycladic town with its white-washed cubist buildings with blue trim. The painted stone walkways lead you through a labyrinth of narrow streets filled with cute little shops, balconies and potted plants. The landscape of the island is rugged, hilled, rocky and brown in appearance. We rented a scooter and explored the beaches and terraced valleys and pretty views ocean.

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Apr 13, 2006 - Delos - the birthplace of Apollo

Delos has a heck of a history to it. This island was inhabited by some 30,000 about 2,700 years ago. As the center of the Cyclades "ring" of Greek Islands, it was thought to be the birthplace of Apollo. It was a hub for major trading. Businessmen came from Beirut and Italy to trade here. One of the houses I entered, which had its own cistern, was owned by a shipbuilder. This town had a stadium, a theater, a public water system to it, and a central bank. It was a 35 minute boat ride from Myconos to Delos. And there was no commercialism...

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