Chris & I just got back from 10 days in the Greece. We had a great time, although getting there and back was a bit of a project. Between planes, taxis, and ferries, the trip from our house to Folegandros took 28 hours.
But once we got there, we found this:
This is Chora, where we stayed. That cliff at the edge of town is more than 600 feet high with amazing blue water at the bottom. The streets of the town look something like this:
At night, when things cool down, the squares of the town are full of people eating and drinking under the trees, cats begging for food, kids running around and music. During the day, we hiked around the island and visited beautiful beaches where little tame fishes would come and nibble on your toes.
We visited several beaches which you can’t get to from land and featured such things as volcanic hot springs and caves.
We also visited the island of Polyiegos (which means many goats), and did more snorkeling.
And we did more hiking.
We visited the famous archaeological sites and we saw more goats.
After that, we took another ferry to Sifnos. Sifnos is famous for its potters, and a well preserved old town called Kastro.
Sifnos is also famous for its churches. There are 360 of them, which is a lot considering that the full time population of the island is only about 2,600 people.
We had a great time and would recommend any of these islands to anyone who wants to get away from things. We’ll post more pictures once we get unpacked and get our cameras offloaded.