Once retired, we promised ourselves foreign travel. Having been to and really enjoyed Athens as a sailor in the 60's I suggested we start there. My wife bid and won a six night stay on Paros Island through a Wisconsin Public Television auction so our fate was sealed. I've read several forums on TA, what an interesting and helpful community. We are pretty much prepared with flight and accommodations in Athens reserved. TA forums indicate that a ferry should be available, however 1 May is a traditional strike day so we are aware of and prepared for that. We are traveling very light, the "rule of three" suggested on this site. My only concern is spending six days on Paros. I'd like to hear from forum contributors as to whether Paros can "entertain and stimulate us for six days or should we spend a day or two traveling to nearby islands as well. Specific day trips around Paros would be appreciated. Also any recommended restaurants. We are eclectic eaters and looking forward to immersing ourselves in Greek cuisine. Looking forward to your replies.