27.09.2009 - 27.09.2009 58 °F
If you are considering a trip to Greek Islands, you should seriously consider a stop at the island of Naxos!! Amazing! We arrived last night and watched the sunset on the beach and ate an amazing dinner accompanied with a bottle of wine. This morning we rented another quad back (Note to Lee, I'll call it what I want!) and set off toward what we thought was going to be a hilly ride but really turned to be quite mountainous. If you know anythingn about mountains, you know the higher up you go, the colder it gets.
So by the time we reached the clouds, we were so cold we had to invent a new way to ride the quad back...back pack style. You can try to imagine that.
Eventually, after Erin almost threw the keys off the mountain and Megan skinned her knees, we arrived at Apollon, a beautiful small port town.
We gulped down some hot chocolate in an attempt to warm up before heading back to Naxos via the Coast. (We were not about to go back through those damn mountains.) Ummmm...wow! The views were absolutely spectacular. And the sun came out to warm us up a bit. We pulled off at a little tower and hiked down a path...
and found a house with a great view of the ocean. After getting back on our quad, Megan convinced me to turn down a dirt road...soooo glad we did! While it was a little scary at first, but we discovered an amazing cove. It may have been one of the best parts of the trip thus far
We spent another hour driving on the coast and continued to say wow every 5 minutes...the olive orchards, grape vineyards, mountain views, oceanviews, waves crashing against cliffs...just super awesome. We also made a video from the quad back while singing...hopefully coming soon.
After making it back to Naxos, we did our usual...have an amazing dinner w/ wine in some beautiful place watching the sunset. You know the regular.
All in all, the best Sunday in over 3 years.