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Lauren + Adam’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007

Location: Naxos, Greece

MapDays 8 & 9 – Naxos
Even though we only visited 3 islands we couldn’t believe how different and lovely they all were. Naxos is very much a fishing sort of island. The town was not set on a cliff face as the other islands. We arrived mid afternoon, walked into town and had a late lunch. We were all a little exhausted so we went back to the place were we were staying and had an afternoon nap. We headed out fairly late that night to have dinner.
We got up early the next morning to for fill Jeremy’s dream – to hire a scooter for the day. Initially Alannah and I were going to ride of the back of Jeremy’s and Adam’s bikes and Jess was going to get a bike of her own, but on the way to pick up the scooters Jess laid her eyes on a green little convertible so it was decided that the girls would explore the island in that. We had a simply wonderful day touring around the beautiful island of Naxos on scooters and in a convertible. We had a few hairy moments in the convertible – a mixture of Jess’s first time driving a left hand drive car, driving on the opposite side of the road, very small streets were cars just park anywhere and the Greeks being scary drivers. But Jess did a wonderful job and we returned the car (much to the hire car mans delight) unharmed. We were all exhausted after busy day - had another delicious dinner, grabbed Snickers gelato (now Adam’s and Jeremy’s favourite!!!) and had an early night.
We got up fairly early the next morning in order to catch the ferry back to Athens. We were lucky to be leaving that day as the weather had suddenly turned cold and windy. Lets just say our journey back to Athens was very rocky and took 4 and a half hours instead of three. We all felt pretty sick and tried to sleep most of the way. We were very pleased to be back on solid ground in Athens!!