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Arki / Arkoi

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Arki / Arkoi

Hi,

I am hoping some of you have been here and can help! We fancy a few days here, however I was wondering if there was somewhere to buy provisions (water/fruit etc).

The beaches are all a walk away from the main town, so if we were setting off for the day we would need to take a picnic lunch.

Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: Arki / Arkoi

Anyone?

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2. Re: Arki / Arkoi

Nothing mentioned in the official site:

http://arki-island.eu/

but it is referred to a village which most likely means that you will find a shop.

Edited: 13 June 2014, 14:25
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3. Re: Arki / Arkoi

The island has a population of about 50 so you could hardly even call it a village. I was on a ferry which called there a few years ago and frankly it looked like a pretty god forsaken place. I enjoy seclusion but Arki would have been a step too far for me unless I decided to become a hermit.

This isn't terribly helpful unless it stops the OP making a mistake.

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4. Re: Arki / Arkoi

That reply made me laugh! I have been to some god forsaken islands whilst island hopping so know what you mean!

However Arki has captured my imagination and I would like to visit for a few days. Quite like the idea of being a hermit for a bit! I am aware there are only 2 tavernas and very little to do.

I was just wondering about getting hold of the basics - water etc.

Thanks for making me smile though! :)

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5. Re: Arki / Arkoi

I have been to a few other small islands, among them the slightly bigger Agathonissi. If there is a taverna, it often doubles as a food shop.

The expression "main town" sounds a bit pretentious to me 😊

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6. Re: Arki / Arkoi

I didn't mean town like a real town! I suppose I mean harbour area! Thanks

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7. Re: Arki / Arkoi

I thought so too. Just kidding. I remember the the harbour area of Arki when we called in with Nissos Kalymnos on the way to Agathonissi. It all looked very tiny, almost private.

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8. Re: Arki / Arkoi

Only ever passed by on the 'Nissos Kalimnos' several times.

However....

https:/…l

That is some fancy 'rooms for rent' sign.

www.katsavidis-rooms.com/english/index.php…

Asda have opened an Arki branch.

https:/…

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/22387848

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9. Re: Arki / Arkoi

Wow! Thanks for those retired hippy!

I am impressed. Those photo's are stunning.

Looks like paradise. Quite impressed with the size of the kiosk (Adsa lol!)

I think we'll manage about 4 days there with the ferry timetable. I want a couple of days in Agathonisi and then on to Samos for the flight home.

Can't wait!

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