After three years of stop in all travel
activities due to Covid19, it was time to visit Naxos again in 2022.
Our visit to Naxos takes place in september as a good autumn-holiday.
Here are some of my memories from a tour with good
friends in 2022.
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But first: How do we get to Naxos fra Norway? The shortes way is
by plane from OSL/Oslo to Athens and then from Athens to Naxos International
Airport, as it is called.
But we like the tour. So we
we drove the car in to OSL and found a flight
to Santorini. From airport it is a short travel over the
island, including a "Trollstigen"-like drive down to the port.
Many hairpin turns, narrow road and modern busses. A
challenge for every driver.
depth of the crater around which Santorini lies is 400 meters,
which allows all ships to anchor anywhere in the protective bay.
A popular spot for cruise ships. Here the MSY Wind Surf, a
five-mast staysail schooner that is one of the largest sailing
cruise ships in the world.
And from this port there was a fast
boat going north to the islands
Ios - with a population of
Paros - a popular tourist destination east of Naxos
And finally we caught sight of the well-known temple remains on
Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades
Then off to our destination: hotel Katerina, near Agios
Prokopios. A nice choise.
But what do you do on an island in the Aegean
Sea for a week in September?
We eat breakfast in the open air. Gorgeous
general, there is a lot of time spent outside in the fresh air.
Then we visitted old friends
such as Andreas, who runs the
Some new friends, here Bll managing the bar on Liatero.
And of course Xrisa.
The ladies at the table in restaurant Gorgona at Agia Anna.
The beach Agia Anna, clear water, sun, boats and the island of
In the evening we visited Greek restaurants to taste Greek cuisine.
listen to Greek music performed by Dimitrios Palamas and
And then we had to move away
from the beach and water. Rented cars and went inland on the island. Not
to see new places, but to revisit.
On the way to Zeus' cave, the road became too narrow, but there was a
My wife drinks coffee in Apeiranthus, with Baileys a side.
In a small cream jug.
Food is a must, here a tavern in
the lush hinterland
Again we visitted Chalki village that
used to be the capital of the island as well as its main administrative
and trade centre. It is located in the centre of Naxos.
Here with my brother-in-law Hans.
Leaving Naxos in 2022
with the sunrise over the islands. As we did in 2013.
And then boarding a plane heading home. Good bye Greece for now!