Today we left Athens for the island of Paros. Pick up from our hotel was a 6am… especially early given the late dinner times we’ve had so far. I don’t think we were asleep before midnight. The “ferry” to take us to the island can hardly be called that by my simple American standards. It is HUGE! It looks like a mini cruise ship without the cabins and swimming pools. The seating is like that of an airplane… 6 upholstered seats on each side with a café in the middle, televisions hanging from the ceilings, and a separate floor for VIP guests. Oh yeah, and it was big enough to carry cars.
We made it to the hotel without any craziness. So far I’ve been pleased with the ease of our travel. Everything has gone off without a hitch. Of course, the island is very beautiful! The most interesting thing about the island is the architecture. All of the houses are white stucco with blue doors and blue shutters. The hillside is covered with them. They are so sweet and provide the prettiest contrast with the hillside and sky! The little towns consist of endless mazes (literally!) of these little buildings sitting side by side. As for the weather…It’s very hot here… almost 90 degrees… although the sea was downright freezing. We’re told that the water was warmer on some of the other beaches around the island, but it unlikely we will get a chance to try them. It is yet to rain a single drop since we arrived and I don’t think any is forecasted. For dinner we went into “town” and came back fairly early knowing we had a big day on Tuesday.