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The Delos to Naxos
11 Oct 2016     Naxos, Greece     More photos   
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The Delos to Naxos      
11 Oct 2016       Naxos, Greece       Naxos, Greece photos    
 
 
 
 
Naxos

Today was cloudy and cool, good for a half travel, half explore day. We took the Blue Star Delos from Piraeus to the town of Naxos (aka Chora) which is on the island of Naxos. It takes about six hours.

First, the Delos. It's large, 2400 passengers. It's in good shape and has several food sources and espresso stands. Lots of places to sit though we are off season so I can imagine it can get crowded in summer. We stayed outdoors, on the back deck, to look at passing ships and islands. The only annoyance was cigarette smoke. I will soon find almost everyone in Greece smokes.

Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades. It's said to be the greenest, too, though in comparison to BC it's a desert. Naxos Town, the largest town on the island, makes a good first impression. The waterfront is pretty and chock-a-block sidewalk cafes separated from cars. After checking in to our hotel we ate dinner then walked to the massive marble doorway called the Portara, entrance to an unfinished Temple to Apollo. A nice view of the town from there.

 
 
 
 
 
Another Blue Star ferry 
 
 
 
 
Another Blue Star ferry 
 
 
 
 
Another Blue Star ferry 
 
 
 
The Delos ferry to Naxos 
 
 
 
 
The Delos ferry to Naxos 
 
 
 
 
The Delos ferry to Naxos 
 
 
 
A short stop in Paros 
 
 
 
 
A short stop in Paros 
 
 
 
 
A short stop in Paros 
 
 
 
Portara and Naxos  
 
 
 
 
Portara and Naxos  
 
 
 
 
Portara and Naxos  
 
 
 
Naxos Town as seen from Portara 
 
 
 
 
Naxos Town as seen from Portara 
 
 
 
 
Naxos Town as seen from Portara 
 
 
 
Street food +
 
 
 
 
Street food +
 
 
 
 
Street food +
 
 
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