We have reached the island where Venus de Milo was unearthed. Unfortunately if you want to see her in the flesh, you’ll have to make a trip to the Louvre in Paris.
Our trip started at 6:45 this morning and we arrived on the island at 11am. It passed fairly quickly for us because we both conked out on the reclining seats for a couple of hours.
Top tip if you’re getting on a Greek ferry in the future is to wear something warm because the air con is no joke! I’ve been freezing on every single one.
Thankfully in contrast to our never ending walk yesterday; our hotel today is only 75m from the port. We were a bit early for check in so we dropped our backpacks and headed out for a bite to eat and to ask around about boat trips and cars.
We stopped in this little cafe near the port for a drink and some waffles. Breakfast of champions I know 🙄.
The boat trips here range from a couple of hours to a full day of sailing. We opted to for a full day in order to see the entire west side of the island (which is in accessible by land as it’s formed almost completely by rocky peaks); however we wanted either a car or quad bike to see the many beaches that cover the east side of the island. Most places gave us a similar price per day but on the condition that only I could drive as Mitch doesn’t have an “EU international licence”. Guess this is karma for the 9 hour drive he did to and from glastonbury.
We headed back to the hotel to check into our room and to catch up on our online accounts. We haven’t had decent WiFi at all during this trip; and desperately needed to clear our emails and check our bank accounts. Our hotel is cute, not as fancy as Ios but perfect for our needs.
We headed back out in the afternoon for a walk and to pick up some basics for our fridge. After looking at my accounts, I’ll be eating in for few more meals.
We finished the day with dinner at a restaurant on the water. The food was pretty good, doesn’t come close to Quebec City though, and enjoyed some baclava in the room that we bought earlier on.
Tomorrow should be more exciting on our boat trip. I’ll try and get some pictures that show just how blue the water is here ☺️