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where to go after Naxos

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where to go after Naxos

We've just spent a lovely 3 weeks on Crete and head to Naxos in a few days for a week. After that we have 2-3 days before we have to be in Athens to fly out.

What would be a good place to go for those days? Perferably somewhere on the ferry route to Piraeus or Rafina without too much backtracking.

We are 'senior' travellers and have already been to Sifnos, Paros (and Antiparos) and Santorini on a previous trip. Loved them all!

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1. Re: where to go after Naxos

Hi Tom - Only convenient island I can think of is Syros. We took the day excursion to Delos and Mykonos and took our bags on the boat. At Mykonos, we caught the ferry to Syros and got in late afternoon. Another good scooter friendly island. Ermoupoli is different from most of the other towns you've seen, but if you're looking for a more laid back beach setting, I'd go for Kini. We spent 3 nights in Gallisas and 3 in Kini, and preferred the latter. But that might have been because it was getting to the end of Sept, and Gallisas had more of that "Closing Time" feel to it.

Another possible option would be if you could get to Piraeus early enough to catch a Flying Dolphin to one of the Saronic Islands - I'm looking at Aegina for a couple nights before going to Athens after Iraklia and Amorgos.

BTW, an excellent concert at the castello tonight Greek pianist Andreas Boutsikakis playing the music of Theodorakis. It's a magical setting - a small room in an 800 year old house.

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2. Re: where to go after Naxos

Hi Tomkathy glad to hear you had a good time on Crete and will have an equally enjoyable week on Naxos. We are in Crete now and soon will be following you to Naxos. As to where next I would go back to Antiparos but for something new Mykonos would be closer to Athens. Of course it is more cosmopolitan and more expensive but a reasonable choice. Have fun

Edited: 22 May 2013, 07:51
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3. Re: where to go after Naxos

Thanks guys. We really think we covered the choicest places of Crete from Mohlos to Balos over the 19 days. Currently sitting in Life Hotel (E47 double) in sight of the Heraklion Ferry Port. Tomorrow off to Santorini and Naxos. Watch out for Kathy's trip report coming soon... ish.

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