Naxos is the island where Theseus abandoned Ariadne on his way back from Athens to Crete. Lots of sad stuff happened but then Dionysus landed on the island and he and Ariadne fell in love at first sight and bore the God many children. Dionysus, the god of the vine, blessed Naxos with great fertility and good wine. That was then…this is now. Dionysus may not be happy these days…not if he had my palette anyway!
Naxos is fabulous and we’re lucky to be spending a few days here. While we are avoiding high winds, it’s actually a lovely place to stay and in the marina we are at the doorstep to everything – just the way we like it.
Right now, Alex and I are having a girls night out. She just gave me a “girly fist bump” which is kind of disturbing but in a nice way. Just to our left is a mounting queue at the ATM – must go there myself…
Today we hired a CAR – a “rent a bob” affectionately called the “yellow box of death”. We drove around Naxos, were lead massively astray by strange signage but met some cool goats and a donkey along the way. All good here an staying until Sunday before heading to Mykonos.
Hey Fi. Enjoying your tales. We hired scooters in Naxos and enjoyed it like you are. Have read about the ATM queues. Apparently the locals have a strict daily limit but you won’t. Any other signs of the financial crisis?
Hi Heather. It’s a bit hard to tell the other signs cos it’s “all Greek to me” and internet connection has not been reliable to catch the news. Certainly queues at ATMs, but not all the time. Compared to our last visit in 2009, things are cheaper and the service is fantastic (here in Naxos anyway).
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