Woke up quite early still feeling ill. Had planned to do more sightseeing today, possibly hiring a quad bike to see more of the island, but quickly dismissed the idea unless I made a pretty quick recovery! Forced myself to get up and try to eat some breakfast, but only managed a bit of bread and some orange juice.
After resting back in the hotel room for a bit (and taking ibuprofen) I felt a bit better, and not wanting to waste the entire day I got ready and just walked to the beach in front of the hotel, found a sun lounger and sat under the shade of an umbrella, reading my book and listening to some music. Went back to the hotel bar for a lemonade and sat there in the shade for a while making notes for the blog and looking through some of the photos I’d taken the night before.
The Alkyoni Beach hotel is towards the bottom end of St. George’s beach, the main beach for Naxos town. It’s pretty quiet down this end and there’s plenty of space to lay out on the sand.
The friends I met on the Naxos ferry left the island today to head on to Paros, where I’ll be joining them in the morning as part of my pre-arranged itinerary, so I had the evening to myself and decided to make the most of the time by visiting the Venetian Kastro (castle) in the main town, getting some good photos of the city and surrounding areas. On the way down from the castle I felt a bit hungry but not for a main meal, so I decided to have a chocolate crêpe with strawberries as a bit of a snack.
View of the Kastro.
The streets around the Kastro are steep and narrow, but very pretty.
Obligatory photo of my tasty crêpe!
Back at the hotel I packed up my case ready for departure in the morning – I’d decided to get an earlier ferry to Paros so I could meet up with my friends and visit Antiparos together.