The Challenge has kept me tied up, therefore not posting about other things. So now's my opportunity for a catch up:
Recently it was Easter. I was lucky enough to visit 2 islands: Crete & Andros.
|Walks along the beach to the headland|
|Ag. Pelagia Church - located in the middle of nowhere!|
I had to fly back due to a ferry strike, but read about that altogether rather pleasant experience here.
|Dioskouroi Guesthouse - Agia Pelagia, Crete|
The 2nd largest island in the Cycladic chain, I was kindly invited to spend Orthodox Easter there with a friend and her extended family. Taking a short ferry ride from Rafina (another smaller port on the outskirts of Athens), we arrived on this windy island on Orthodox Good Friday. We stayed in a beautiful stone cottage in the middle of NOWHERE! The views were incredible...the whole stay was peaceful, enough lamb and food was consumed to sate everybody on Easter Sunday and all in all, despite Andros's reputation for being a destination for rich ship owners, I can confirm there are parts that enable you to get away and maybe not see anyone for days (except a goat and sheep or two).
How lucky, to have great weather and gorgeous islands so close.
|Absolutely beautiful place to stay|
|See what I mean about being located in the middle of nowhere?!|