|Subject: Greek Islands Holiday|
Just to let Ziners know that we have just returned from a 17 day trip
to the Cyclades and Athens. Although we have been to Greece on a
number of occasions this was our first trip to the Cyclades.
We flew to Athens, landing around 5am, and caught the bus to Piraeus (1000 drx each) much cheaper than a taxi and without the hassle of arguing over the fare. From there a 7.30 ferry to Santorini.
Impressions of Santorini.
Unique. Everyone should go and see it once. The views and walks along the caldera are incredible. It is very expensive compared to most of the rest of greece, meals and drinks probably about 50% more expensive.
After 3 days at Santorini - we caught ferry to Naxos.
Naxos was wonderful, the beaches were superb, we stayed at the beginning of Plaka beach in some small studios there, very good value. We hired a jeep for a day when we were there and toured the island, wonderful views, but not for the faint hearted.
5 days at Naxos then on to Koufonnissi.
Koufonissi is one of the little cyclades and has some superb beaches. It is well of the beaten track, and if you really want to get away from it all, it is an ideal spot for sun and beach worshippers. The island can be walked around in a morning, it is that small. There is very little of other things to do on the island, other than sunbathe and swim. There is very little shade.
After 3 days on Koufonnissi we moved to Amorgos.
Amorgos is great for scenery and walking, the capital Hora is well worth visiting and very unspoilt. We stayed at Aegiali and were very happy there. On the final day I was persuaded to do the walk from Hora along the spine to Aegiali a walk of some 8-9 miles, the views were incredible.
Finally a boat back to Athens for 48 hours there. We took in our first visit to the Acropolis and some of the various other sites.
Incidentally the new airport at Athens is a vast improvement on the old one.
Over the next few weeks we will be updating our web site with detailed information, in the meantime, if anyone wants to know anything more specific let me know.