Antiparos Travel Blog

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At 15:00 (15 minutes to late) we have our numbered seats. Front row, a lot of room. And then we’re off to Paros. Eef has taken a Touristil (against seasickness) just to be sure – remember Kalymnos. At 15:50 we arrive on Paros. We get out and immediately a lot of rent-a-room-people come to us. No, we don’t need a room here. One of them tells us we need to take the bus here in Parikia (capital of the island) to Pounda and there the ferry to Antiparos. Only in high season there is a direct ferry from Parikia to Antiparos. As he says, we do. Everything goes well. On the bus, off the bus, on the ferry, off the ferry and already have a room available. One of the guys working on the ferry had some rooms to rent. Once in Antiparos he takes us and completely our luggage into his car and dropped us off at the rooms: 25 Euro for a night (choris proino). We pay the four nights straight away, so everything is settled. We make sure we’re OK and then – half an hour later – go out to find our way in the village. It is very calm and quiet here, just what we need. We walk along the seaside, can’t find the “Blue Island Divers” immediately and have a drink on a terrace. Eef has a frappe “metrio me gala” and Timo has ouzo. They give him a small plate with tomatoes and cucumber with it. Very enjoyable. Eef likes ouzo too, so we order another 2 with grilled octopus. This is the first octopus we have here and tastes very good.  It’s already 19:00 and we go back to our room and seek refreshment in a shower. We walk through the village and have now located the diving center in the main street, but it’s not opened (yet). We walk around the town and look out for something to eat: what we had earlier was only for aperitif. Again we choose the same restaurant as this afternoon at the harbor. Half a liter of retsina, gigandes, chef’s salad, pastitsio and mushrooms à la crème. Everything is very good. We’re starting to be a bit tired of the trip to Antiparos and a bit caused by the drinks. At 22:00 we go to the dive shop and now the doors are open. Alexandros is very friendly, but he first needs to he the logbooks and so; we haven’t got our temporary badge as PADI Open Water yet. We’ll return on Monday and will see about it then. We go home, talk a while and then hit the sack.
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