Greece, September 2015
In, or should we say on, Naxos, we spent 4 nights. We would have enjoyed more.
Boarding the ferry to Naxos at 06:30! Cute little boat.
Leaving Piraeus behind us
All there is of the Temple of Apollo on an islet off Naxos port.
Chora, or Naxos City
Our two (!) balconies at the lovely Villa Romantica
All the apartments look over the pool.
The Paradiso Taverna became our cantine.
A happy diner with after-lunch coffee
This cat climbed the cedar tree to get onto the pergola at the taverna.
Beach and tables of the Paradiso Taverna
She floats well.
Mountains in the interior of Naxos
The path up to the Temple of Demeter is bordered with nerium (oleander)
The Temle of Demeter was built in 530 BCE and is considered by some to be a model for the Parthenon.
The Temple of Demeter is out in nature, away from towns, on a hill.
Cactuses on the way from the temple and onwards.
We saw lots and lots of bougainvilea, like this one in Halki.
Bougainvilea and bike
Small square in Halki
The "boys" of Halki
Panagia Drossiani, Byzantine church from early 6th c.
Bells of the Panagia Drossiani
The back of the Panagia Drossiani
Adjoining chapels behind the Panagia Drossiani
Fresco of Agios Georgios on a horse with a little boy on the saddle behind him
Dome of Pangia Drossiani
More frescos, maybe saints, in the Panagia Drossiani
The interior of Naxos is quite hilly and wild.
Spiderman going after Eldibi, daughter of the Villa Romantica owners. This was a rare moment when she was not in the pool.
A walk on Plaka Beach before breakfast.
Foam among the rocks
Footprints coming out
Ferry to Amorgos