Paros and Antiparos

Paros quickly become one of my favorite islands of the Cyclades. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Paros has many traditional villages showing off the unique Cycladic architecture with cobblestone streets, whitewashed sugar houses and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for their exotic turquoise  crystal clear water and the warm golden sand.  It is very easy to get around the island on an ATV and they are readily available at the port for about $25/day.   Given that we only have a small roller and a backpack to house all of our possessions, it makes traveling on an ATV very easy and allows us to see areas that a regular vehicle would have trouble accessing. Continue reading “Paros and Antiparos”

Milos, Greece

 

As we approached Milos on the fast boat from Athens (about a third of the time of a regular boat) we were immediately transfixed by the turquoise transparent water of it’s large bay surrounded by the crescent shaped land of the island.    The white homes with blue colored windows and doors perched on the beach bathed by the hot sun and breeze off the sea made us immediately fall in love with this beautiful (and often overlooked) island. Continue reading “Milos, Greece”

Gozo and Comino (Malta)

Malta is an archipelago comprised of 3 islands.  The main island is the largest and is the one that we landed on.  We grabbed a bus (which ended up being 2 hours long – to avoid our headache check the schedules and routes so that you don’t make the same mistake we did) to the ferry terminal to catch the 25 minute ferry to the second largest island in Malta called Gozo.  The ferry runs every 30 minutes and is super convenient to get back and forth.  Overall the public transportation in Gozo is incredibly convenient and civilized – cannot say the same about the bigger island Malta – the buses seem to run on their own time regardless of what the schedule states. Continue reading “Gozo and Comino (Malta)”