Paros Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
And so onto Paros, our third and final island before a return to Santorini and our flight home. We would have liked a little more time in Naxos but such is life where two weeks holidays are the maximum you can take. The joys of growing up! We packed up and waved goodbye to our luxurious room for the very short ferry hop to Paros, once again on a pristine Blue Star boat that was packed without being cramped.
In no time at all we were pulling in, so to speak, to Paros, and our first view of the island was another positive one, as sandy beaches and glorious sunshine were in plentiful supply.
We did a walk of the site to get our bearings, checking out the large open air resturant, the small supermarket, and then eventually the road leading to the nearby beach. The biggest attraction for us with this campsite wasnt just the bargain nightly price, but it being 100 metres from what is described as a quality sandy beach with some bars and good swimming. The beach didn't dissapoint, and there were hundreds soaking up the rays on its beautiful soft sand, others making use of the many sunloungers available for hire, with the entire beach lined by what appeared to be a large bar and resturant complex.
It was late so we left it until the next day before we donned our beach wear and hit the sand, spending a quality day just reading our books and muching on the resturants meals.
After a chilled out day we returned to our room, ready for an equally chilled out nights rest, but sadly, it wasn't to be! For the second time on our travels, we were reminded of one of the major downfalls of campsites, and thats no solid brick walls to keep out noise, coupled with loud open air discos at the resorts excellent pool with bar.
Our final days were spent repeating the process of chilled out beach days and nice meals and drinks at either the beach side bars or the hostels own facilities.
All and all Greece lived up to its expectations for us, with its stunning beaches, white churches with blue domed roofs and great seafood and sunshine. We would hearlity recommend island hopping to anyone, but I would definatly say to anyone considering it to seriously think about making Santorini your focal point, as many of the islands are similar to each other, but Santorini head and shoulders above the rest as a world wonder (http://www.hillmanwonders.com/) with the best examples of the typical 'Greek' views that draw travelers from all over the world. We have no regrets, so anyone thinking about it, go for it! Its probably cheaper these days too!