|Subject: Re: Greece 2004|
I agree wholeheartedly with Joanna that Paros is a wiser choice than Amorgos. We've stayed on Paros 6 times now, including a 2 month stay in 2000. Obviously, we love it there. We have never actually made it to Amorgos, partly because of the ferry schedules and partly because of weather--friends of ours were stuck there for a number of extra days due to high winds and cancelled ferries. That's not necessarily a hardship, unless it wreaks havoc on your itinerary and return flights home...
Paros is a beautiful island, centrally located and good for day trips to Mykonos, Naxos or Delos, by ferry or hydrofoil. It has an airport, if you want or need to fly back to Athens. The return trip to the mainland by regular ferry is about 5 hours, but the new, smooth highspeed ferry takes about 2hrs 40 minutes (an option we love due to severe seasickness). The port town of Paroikia is lovely, but we stay in Naoussa, which is a working fishing village. You can get the details of the place we recommend on the Hotel database, or contact me for more info. If you would like to see some photos, I can send them to your personal email.
We usually go to Greece in May and the weather is warm, but not exceptionally hot. September is even nicer.
Let me know if I can help with any other info.
Collette Saunders Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada