Images of Naxos hinterland (1 of 2)

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Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Naxos was a fleeting visit for us; sandwiched between time spent on a couple of other Greek islands, Astypalea and Syros. Being one of the more popular haunts for the two-week holiday brigade from European nations, we immediately fled for the hills of course. Beaches we love, but crowds we don’t.

Whilst we aren’t exactly solo backpackers these days, with restricted time off from work and the farm, and with a small person in tow, the car rental route seemed the best option for us. Having parted company with some rather hard-earned Euros, that cost us an uncomfortable amount of our own nose-diving emerging (as was) currency, we set off in a shiny blue Suzuki Jimny (like a Jeep on anti-steroids) to explore the island hinterland.

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It’s not exactly a deserted island, with a number of towns and villages that we came across; however, each was quaint compared to the main town, and had a charm all of their own.

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Not seen these tall things since traveling in North Africa years ago!

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As usual, our driving involved going up and back down all sorts of roads; many of which went nowhere whatsoever 🙂 But that’s the fun of independent travel, to explore and find whatever there is to discover out there…

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Including a dose of cultural delights of course…

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However, personally, it’s just the driving across country/island that does it for me. I have traveled and lived in the Mediterranean part of the world since the mid 80s, so probably chalked up a few hundred temples, churches, ruins and the like, so yep, ‘scenery’ as it is does it for me 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Images of Naxos hinterland (1 of 2)

  1. […] the first of this two-parter about the Greek Cyclades island of Naxos, you’ll have seen a few general pics of the island. […]

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  2. It is not one of my favourites but I do like Naxos and I have stayed there a couple of times in the past and I visited that Temple. I have thought have Naxos as being too touristy, that accolade has to go to the airport islands.

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      Agree, not generally my cup of tea, as they say – far too touristy… however, there were many places we found that the sheep didn’t invade, and whilst not your traditional Greek island, it was surprisingly nice in places (having not been there since the 80s)

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  3. Ah, another one to add to the ‘travel’ list :). thanks for sharing!

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