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Where we could have cooled off during this week’s heat wave

Tolo beach IMG_3496

The beautiful golden sand seafront at Tolo stretches for approximately one kilometer from Psili Ammos beach (seen here) to a harbour barely visible in the center-top area of this photo

 

Extreme temps: We’re never happy after we return home from one of our Greek holidays, as we did three days ago — we always wish we were still in Greece. But this time we’re actually a bit relieved that we’re not there — we simply could not have handled the heat wave currently sweeping across the country.

Sunshine and temperatures hitting the low 30s (Celsius) hindered some of our walking and sightseeing in Nafplio, Monemvasia, Tolo and Hydra on several days of our vacation from May 30 to June 16, but since we left Greece on Thursday temperatures have soared even higher, approaching and even exceeding an absolutely sweltering 40 degrees in many places, particularly on the mainland.

 

 

On Saturday, for instance, the temperature reached 43.4 at Sparta, which we had found hot when it was in the low 30s during the day we spent there. As I write this post today, it’s 37 in Nafplio, where a few 30-degree days forced us to limit our activities during the first week of June. And temperatures are forecast to remain scorching hot for several more days. If we were still in Greece, we would either be hiding inside our air-conditioned hotel rooms, or swimming as much as possible.

Fortunately there were plenty of excellent places to take a dip in the sea at most of the destinations we visited. Click on the link below to turn to page 2 and see photos of the great swimming spots we discovered near Epidaurus, Hydra, Monemvasia, Nafplio and Tolo.

 

Hydronetta swimming spot on Hydra

Bathers cool off in the gorgeous turquoise waters at Hydronetta, a popular coastal swimming spot on Hydra island

 

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Cool pools: Santa Maria Village hotel on Milos

Santa Maria village hotel

A quiet moment at the Santa Maria Village hotel swimming pool

 

September swims: For our fourth trip to Greece, in 2007, we decided to travel during the second half of September instead of taking our holiday in late May or early June as we usually do. We figured that, after a long hot summer, the sea would be comfortably warm and so would hotel swimming pools. At least, that’s what seasoned travellers had told us to expect, and that’s what I kept reading in the TripAdvisor.com forums.

But when we got to the first hotel of our island-hopping trip that September — the Santa Maria Village at the port town of Adamas, on Milos — we were shocked to discover that the swimming pool water was ice cold. Other guests who said they had been expecting to do a lot of swimming were also taken aback by the water temperature.

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Top 6 memories of my Mykonos holiday in 2012 #1: A fabulous fourth stay at Hotel Tagoo

Hotel Tagoo Mykonos

A rainbow arcs above the Hotel Tagoo swimming pool and bar on May 18 2012

 

Holiday home away from home: In my five previous “Mykonos memories” posts, I  have recounted how the scenery, weather, beaches, restaurants and the charming labyrinthine streets of Mykonos Town were highlights of my 2012 visit to the island in May. However, I know this would not have been my best-ever trip to Mykonos if I had not stayed at Hotel Tagoo.

This was not just the fourth consecutive time I stayed there but also my longest visit so far — 8 days. And it was an amazing experience.

I was travelling by myself (my partner couldn’t come along because of work commitments), and before going I had some worries that I might get bored or lonely being on my own. But there was no chance of boredom or loneliness at Hotel Tagoo, thanks to the exceptional friendliness of the hotel management and staff as well as many of the guests staying there — interesting, fun and personable people from England, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia, Sweden, France, Spain, Brazil, Singapore and several other countries in southeast Asia.

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Swimming laps & lounging at the Yria Hotel pool

Yria Hotel Paros

Paros’s Yria Hotel has a beautiful big pool that’s perfect for swimming laps …

 

Yria Hotel Paros

… plus a comfy poolside terrace that’s perfect for lounging and relaxing

 

Dreamy setting: Our only visit to Paros, so far, was back in June 2005, but I still recall how relaxed I got chilling out on the beautiful swimming pool terrace at the Yria Hotel near Parasporos beach.

I remember getting a drink from the bar and plunking myself down in a big wicker armchair near the pool, where I quickly drifted off into daydreams while watching the thin beige drapes in the sheltered poolside lounge billow in the soft breeze blowing off the nearby sea.

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Cool pools: Fab views of three Mykonos beaches from the pools at Petasos Beach Resort & Spa

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa Mykonos

The hotel restaurant building, plus rows of seaview lounge chairs and umbrellas, reflect in the almost-smooth-as-glass water of the main swimming pool at the Petasos Beach Resort and Spa at Platis Gialos beach on Mykonos

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Cool pools: The Naxos Imperial’s Figure 8-shaped swimming pool overlooking Agios Prokopios beach

Naxos Imperial Resort & Spa swimming pool

This pic from the Naxos Imperial Resort & Spa website shows the Figure 8 shape of the hotel’s swimming pool above Agios Prokopios beach

 

Swim in circles: One of the big changes we noticed on Naxos during our May 2009 visit was a brand-new resort just a few steps down the road from the Lianos Village Hotel, where we have enjoyed staying on our last two Naxos holidays.

We could see that finishing touches were still being applied to the five-star Naxos Imperial Resort & Spa, which had been built during the winter of 2008-2009. But the large luxury resort (it has a main building with restaurants, bars and spa facilities, plus six separate wings with single, double, triple and quadruple hotel rooms) didn’t appear to have any guests at the time. At least, there were none that we could see.
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Cool pools: Splash and dive through the ancient Portara monument at the Naxos Beach II Hotel

Naxos Beach II hotel swimming pool

The bottom of the oval swimming pool at the Naxos Beach II Hotel is decorated with a large illustration of the Portara, the island’s most famous monument

 

Good swims: Our all-time favourite swimming pool in the Greek Islands is the only one in which we actually got to  spend quite a bit of time splashing around without feeling like we were going to freeze. As I’ve mentioned before, we usually find the water in hotel swimming pools too chilly for swimming when we travel to Greece in the spring. We’ve found some pools to be too cold to our liking even in late September, too! But we didn’t have any complaints about water temperature in 2005 when we stayed at the Naxos Beach II Hotel during our first visit to Naxos.

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Cool pools: The Coco beach club pool & bar above infamous Super Paradise beach on Mykonos

Coco beach club Super Paradise Mykonos

Coco Beach Club‘s pool overlooks Super Paradise beach and bay

 

Beach view: Ask someone if they can name a “party beach” on Mykonos, and there’s a good chance they’ll mention Super Paradise. It’s not surprising, since Super Paradise has been one of the island’s most popular beaches for decades. But many people still think Super Paradise is a hedonistic destination primarily for gays and nudists, along with a smaller crowd of open-minded straights. Though it was the top Mykonos “gay” beach from the 1970s through the 1990s, times have changed and most of the gay scene has moved farther down the coast to Elia beach. Nowadays, Super Paradise draws a mainly straight crowd, but still sees its fair share of gay visitors — as well as beachgoers who love to frolic in the sun and sea au naturel.

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Cool pools: The curvaceous chilly swimming pool at the Rodos Palladium on Kallithea beach, Rhodes

Rodos Palladium swimming pool

A late afternoon view of the huge free-form swimming pool at the Rodos Palladium. The pool is just steps from Kallithea beach, 8 km from Rhodes Town.

 

Hot and cold: The biggest hotel swimming pool we’ve seen in the Greek Islands — so far — was the large free-form pool at the five-star Rodos Palladium hotel, just a stone’s throw from Kallithea beach on Rhodes.

We stayed at the Rodos Palladium on an island-hopping package tour during our first-ever trip to Greece back in 2004. The swimming pool and its spacious deck looked quite impressive from our hotel room balcony, and reminded us of some of the huge free-form pools we’ve enjoyed at resorts in the Caribbean and Central America. The big difference was the water temperature. Whereas we spent hours in the pool on our holidays to the southern destinations, we couldn’t even get in the pool at the Rodos Palladium because the water was so incredibly cold! Even after laying in the sun for a couple of hours, the water was too cold to bear. We weren’t the only ones who couldn’t get in — very few other guests could tolerate the cold temperature, either. Only a couple of people braved the chilly water, and didn’t stay in it for long.

The hotel also has an indoor heated pool, but the water temperature there was at the other extreme — way too hot! It felt like swimming in a giant hot tub, and the hot water wasn’t the least bit refreshing.  We didn’t get any photos of the indoor pool — the pool room was so steamy, it fogged up my camera lens — but we did take several pics of the outdoor pool, which appear below:

 

Rodos Palladium Hotel swimming pool

Looking across part of the outdoor swimming pool toward two of the Rodos Palladium hotel buildings … 

 

Rodos Palladium hotel swimming pool

… and looking to the right, from the same position, at another hotel wing

 

Rodos Palladium hotel swimming pool

Our hotel room balcony view of the Rodos Palladium swimming pool. Note the rows of dozens of lounge chairs and umbrellas at the far end of the pool. 

 

Rodos Palladium hotel swimming pool bar

The circular bar in the middle of the Rodos Palladium pool

 

Rodos Palladium hotel swimming pool at dusk

A view of the Rodos Palladium swimming pool and beach at dusk

 

Rodos Palladium swimming pool

An afternoon view of the pool. Three people are visible in the pool, probably the most we saw in the bone-chilling-cold water at any one time — even though the air temperature was rather toasty, hitting the high 20s Celsius.

 

 

Chill out! Truly cool Greek Island pools

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool

The gorgeous swimming pool at the Honeymoon Petra Villas in Imerovigli is positioned on the Santorini caldera cliffside hundreds of feet above the Aegean Sea …

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool

… with spectacular views of Nea Kameni, the volcano island

 

Deep freeze: There are two great ways to beat the extreme summer heat in the Greek Islands: go for a swim in the sea, or take a plunge in a really cool hotel pool. But depending on the time of season you travel, there’s a good chance the pool could be cooler, if not downright frigid. There’s also a chance the water in both the sea and the pools could be too cold for swimming altogether. At least, that’s been our experience.

We typically travel to Greece in May, and have always encountered hot weather — including brief but brutal heat waves on Naxos and Santorini that sent afternoon temperatures soaring to nearly 40 Celsius. But regardless of how hot the air temperature got, the Aegean Sea has always been too cold for us to swim. In fact, there have been times I couldn’t even wade in the water during visits to Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Santorini because it felt like my feet started to freeze only seconds after stepping in. Even just dipping my toes in the water at Super Paradise beach on Mykonos one May was too painful because the water was so bitterly cold.

Surprisingly, our hotel swimming pools haven’t been much warmer. And sometimes they’ve actually been colder! I could count on one hand the number of times we were able to spend more than five minutes in a pool, and on just one finger the number where we lasted longer than 10 minutes.

Even when we travelled to the islands during the second half of September one year, we got to swim only twice — once in the sea (which was blissfully warm) and once in a pool (which was shockingly cold) — even though Greece had experienced blistering heat waves throughout the summer.

Are we disappointed that we haven’t been able to do more swimming in Greece? Maybe just a bit. We’ve had good times at plenty of island beaches, and we’ve enjoyed spectacular views from most of our hotel swimming pool terraces. Cooling off with an ice cold bottle of Mythos instead of a swim hasn’t been so bad!

I’ll tell you more about our pool and sea swimming experiences in upcoming “Chill Out!” posts. For today, however, here are pics of some of the cool swimming pools we’ve seen during our visits to Santorini.

 

Dana Villas in Firostefani Santorini

The cliffside swimming pool and whirlpool at Dana Villas in Firostefani

 

Dana Villas swimming pool

Another view of the Dana Villas swimming pool and terrace

 

Pegasus Suites Hotel Imerovigli Santorini

The cliffside swimming pool at Pegasus Suites hotel in Imerovigli …

 

Pegasus Suites Santorini swimming pool terrace

… has a terrace that juts over the island’s rugged volcanic cliffs

 

swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

Swimmers can watch ferry and cruise ships come and go from this sea view swimming pool atop the caldera in Firostefani

 

swimming pool at Firostefani on Santorini

 Another clifftop hotel swimming pool in Firostefani

 

swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

Yet another Firostefani pool terrace with views of cruise ships

 

a swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

A closer look at the Firostefani pool pictured above

 

a swimming pool in Fira on Santorini

A small caldera-view swimming pool on the cliffside in Fira

 

swimming pool in Imerovigli on Santorini

An air mattress floats in a cliffside swimming pool in Imerovigli …

 

Santorini swimming pool terrace

… while lounge chairs on the adjacent terrace overlook Skaros Rock

 

Kafieris Blue Apartments swimming pool in Santorini

The caldera-view swimming pool at the Kafieris Apartments in Firostefani

 

Kafieris Blue Apartments Firostefani Santorini

Another view of the pool at the Kafieris Apartments

 

Kafieris Apartments Firostefani swimming pool

The Kafieris Apartments swimming pool at night

 

swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

I’ve always loved the look of this pool and terrace at what appears to be a private villa on the cliffside in Firostefani …

 

swimming pool in Firostefani Santorini

… from above, the pool’s shape reminds me of an apple …

 

private swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

… there’s comfy cushions for lounging in the sun beside the pool …

 

Swimming pool terrace in Firostefani Santorini

… as well as lounge chairs and a shady nook nearby

 

private swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

The big palm tree next to the pool draws some attention away from the villa’s unique Cycladic architecture

 

private swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

Here’s another view of the palm tree and the pool …

 

private swimming pool in Firostefani on Santorini

… which has an infinity edge offering great views of the sea far below

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool

The uniquely shaped and situated pool at the Honeymoon Petra Villas in Imerovigli offers some of the most stunning views in all of Santorini

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

The swimming pool and terrace offer incredible views in several directions

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

The pool is built into the cliffside hundreds of feet above the sea …

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

… and has a shallow wading pool on the hotel level below

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

A side view of the Honeymoon Petra Villas pool …

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

… and some of the apartments built of volcanic rock from the island

 

Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool on Santorini

One final view of the Honeymoon Petra Villas swimming pool, this time from the clifftop footpath that leads to Oia in one direction, and to Fira in the other

 

Rochari Hotel’s city- and sea-view bar terrace is the perfect place to watch a Mykonos sunset

Rochari Hotel Mykonos sunset view

Giaros Island appears beneath a sky of glowing clouds in this spectacular sunset view from the Rochari Hotel‘s cocktail terrace on May 18 2011.

 

Scenic overlook: The seaside cocktail bars at Little Venice usually get top mention in travel forums when people ask for advice about good sunset viewing locations in and around Mykonos Town. We’ve seen some wonderful sunsets from there, from Windmill Hill overlooking Little Venice, and from the rocky seashore just below the Paraportiani Church, too. We’ve also enjoyed tremendous sunset views the three times we have stayed at Hotel Tagoo, a 15-minute walk north of Town in the island’s Tagoo district. Thanks to a tip from an online colleague, this year we experienced a superb new sunset viewing spot for the first time — one that now ranks among our favourites.

In a post on TripAdvisor.com’s Mykonos travel forum, fellow Mykonos Destination Expert jon_rwr had suggested my partner and I go for a drink on the terrace at the Rochari Hotel sometime. I remembered his recommendation on May 18 when we arrived at the Fabrika bus depot following a full day of hiking to four different beaches on the island’s south coast. We had spent hours on our feet and were looking forward to just sitting and relaxing with a drink before dinner — but where? We wanted to visit some place new, with a view … and since the Rochari was just a short walk up Ag Ioannou Street from the bus depot, we took Jon’s advice and headed right there.

Jon’s recommendation was excellent! The Rochari’s sun-soaked cocktail terrace overlooks much of Mykonos Town, including the iconic windmills, with sweeping panoramic views of the sea and other nearby islands. It proved to be the perfect place for us to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine at the end of our active afternoon. When the blazing sun dipped closer to the horizon, painting rich, warm hues of amber and gold on the clouds and western sky, a distant island suddenly came into sharper view. We had been chatting with Darren, the Rochari’s cheery, affable bartender, while we were shooting photos of the spectacular scene dramatically playing out before us. Darren politely excused himself for a moment so he could grab his camera to take some shots of his own, explaining that we were experiencing a remarkably clear view of Giaros Island. (We realized it must have been a noteworthy sunset if Darren, whose enviable “office” gives him gorgeous views every evening, was compelled to capture it in photos, too).

The sun went down a short while later, but the terrace remained a comfortable and cozy spot to enjoy the evening. Unfortunately, that was our final night on Mykonos this particular holiday, so we couldn’t make a return visit. But we’ll definitely be going back there for more wine and sunsets on our next trip. With its amazing views of Mykonos Town and those stunning sunsets over the Aegean Sea, the Rochari’s terrace will be one of my “must see” Mykonos recommendations. If you happen to drop by for a drink, please give our regards to Darren. And don’t forget to bring your sunglasses — the rays of the setting sun get so strong and intense, you’ll certainly need to wear them! (By the way: The Rochari is a beautiful hotel in a great location; keep it in mind if you’re searching for quality accommodations right in Mykonos Town.)

Below are several photos of the sunset views from the Rochari Hotel cocktail terrace. More photos can be viewed in the Mykonos 2011: Sunset at the Rochari Hotel album on the mygreecetravelblog.com Facebook page.

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos swimming pool

Cocktail terrace view of the Rochari Hotel’s swimming pool and deck

 

 

Rochari Hotel  swimming pool

Rochari Hotel terrace view of the swimming pool and part of Mykonos Town

 

 

Rohari Hotel view of Mykonos Town

Terrace view of Mykonos Town before sunset

 

 

Donny B at the Rochari Hotel

Me on the terrace, enjoying the views under the hot evening sun

 

 

Donny B at the Rochari cocktail bar

Standing on the Rochari terrace at sunset, with the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos Town spread out below the hotel

 

 

Donny B at the Rochari Hotel cocktail bar

A shot from the other direction, with more of Mykonos Town and part of Tinos island providing a backdrop in the distance

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel

The terrace has amazing views of Mykonos Town and nearby islands

 

 

Rochari Hotel cocktail bar

Sunset view from a table inside the Rochari Hotel lounge

 

 

 Rochari Hotel cocktail bar

Giaros island starts to become more visible in the amber clouds below the sun

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel

The sunset reflects in the calm water of the hotel swimming pool

 

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos cocktail terrace

The terrace is a perfect place to enjoy a nice glass of wine or an ice cold drink

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel

Giaros Island starts to take center stage directly below the setting sun

 

 

sunset view of Gialos island from Rochari Hotel

Clouds in the sky above Giaros Island take on an amber glow in the sunset

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel Mykonos

A great view overlooking Mykonos Town and islands across the horizon

 

 

Rochari Hotel view of the Mykonos windmills

Hotel terrace view of the famous windmills on the hillside above Little Venice

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel Mykonos

Another peek at the Rochari pool as the sun prepares to dip below the horizon

 

 

sunset view from the Rochari Hotel Mykonos

Mykonos Town spreads out below the hotel; Tinos island is visible to the right

 

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos bartender Darren

Darren, the bartender at the Rochari Hotel in Mykonos

 

 

Things I love about Greece: Waking up to gorgeous views at hotels in the Greek Islands (Part 4)

Fildisi Hotel Astipalea view

Enjoying the view from our private terrace at Fildisi Boutique Hotel on Astipalea

 

Return visits: Our 2009 Greece holiday took us to four islands, and on two of those we made return visits to hotels we had stayed at once before. That’s something we rarely do, since we generally prefer to experience new hotel surroundings whenever we return to a destination we’ve already seen. But we had particularly liked both of these hotels, so we were anxious to stay there again.

Astipalea was our first stop on this particular island hopping holiday, and we stayed at Fildisi Boutique Hotel near Livadi, a peaceful farming valley below the island’s main town, Chora. It was early in the season and the Fildisi had only a handful of guests; in fact, the owner, Elias, was still getting the swimming pool, terrace and some of the other rooms ready for the summer. When Elias picked us up at the Astipalea airport to drive us to the hotel, he said he was upgrading us to the “VIP Suite.” We had no idea what that meant until we arrived and discovered it was a large studio-size room with an enormous two-level private terrace. The spacious room was great, but the jaw-dropping views from the huge deck stole the show. (To be honest, I don’t think there is a bad view from anywhere on the Fildisi property.)

Amorgos was island destination number two, and we chose Yperia Hotel in Egali, one of two port towns on the island. We were embarrassed when the Yperia’s owner, Antonis, picked us up at the port when we arrived shortly before 7 in the morning on a gargantuan Blue Star Ferry that had left Astiplea at 5.30 with fewer than two dozen passengers. The drive to the Yperia took less than one minute — we could easily have walked there with our suitcases, which we were barely able to squeeze beside us into Antonis’s tiny sedan. (Mind you, there is no sign on the hotel, so we could just as easily have walked right past the place and missed it.) Antonis assigned us a second-floor room right above the hotel reception and breakfast area. It had two balconies that overlooked the hotel swimming pool and gave us views of the Egali ferry pier as well as sunsets over Naxos island. The room also had a window facing the mountainside behind the hotel; it gave us views of Potamos, a picturesque village where had three memorable sunset dinners at the wonderful Kamara Cafe (which, we later learned, is owned and operated by Antonis’s cousin, Christoforos).

Naxos was our third island, and we returned to the Lianos Village hotel which we had enjoyed in 2006.

Mykonos was our final stop, and Hotel Tagoo was our hotel choice there for the second year in a row.

Below are photos of our views at Fildisi Boutique Hotel, Yperia Hotel, Lianos Village and Hotel Tagoo.

 

Fildisi Boutique Hotel view

Every room at the Fildisi has this view of Astipalea’s Chora and Kastro (castle)

 

Fildisi Boutique Hotel

The private terrace for our “VIP Suite” at the Fildisi Hotel was unbelievably bigger than the hotel room itself.


Fildisi Hotel terrace

The top level of the terrace was furnished with this giant canopy shading a teak dining table and chairs, while the lower level had two lounge chairs for sunbathing.

 

Fildisi Boutique Hotel view

The enormous terrace offered an incredible panoramic view of the Livadi farming valley, Chora, the Aegean Sea, and a small beach below the hotel

 

Fildisi hotel Astipalea

Part of the Livadi valley viewed from our terrace at the Fildisi hotel

 

Fildisi Hotel Astipalea

Chora, the coastline and a small beach viewed from our private terrace

 

Fildisi Hotel Astipalea view

I never got tired of the view of Chora and the sea

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos

At the Yperia Hotel in Amorgos, our second-floor room had two balconies. One of them can be seen here, above the hotel entrance and pool terrace

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos

We could see Egali bay through the door to our balcony

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos balcony view

This photo, taken from one of our room’s two balconies, shows part of the sea view that we enjoyed from the second balcony

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos

I enjoyed relaxing on the balcony with an ice cold bottle of Mythos beer or glass of wine after a long day of hiking on Amorgos

 

Yperia Hotel balcony views

The balcony was a great spot to watch fishing boats return with their catch …

 

Yperia hotel balcony view

… and to watch Greek ferry ships come and go from the pier at Egali port. This was the same big Blue Star ferry that brought us to Amorgos from Astipalea

 

Yperia hotel room view

This was our balcony view of the Express Skopelitis ferry arriving at Egali one evening. We rode the Skopelitis to Naxos a few days later; this online album has photos of our journey through the Small Cyclades en route to Naxos.

 

Yperia hotel swimming pool view

Our balcony also had this view toward the mouth of Egali Bay

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos

A window in our room faced homes and hotels on the hillside behind the Yperia …

 

Yperia Hotel view

… but also gave us views of Potamos village higher up the mountain

 

Yperia Hotel Amorgos balcony view

Best of all were the views from our balcony of sunsets over Naxos

 

Lianos Village hotel Naxos

On Naxos, we could view the sea from inside our hotel room at Lianos Village

 

Lianos Village hotel room balcony

Our balcony was a nice spot to relax with a glass of wine while enjoying extensive views down the southwest coast of Naxos

 

Lianos Village Naxos balcony view

From our balcony we could see Agios Prokopios beach, Agia Anna, beach, Plaka beach, and mountains in the distance behind them

 

Lianos Village Hotel Naxos

Palm fronds and colourful flowering plants beside our balcony

 

Lianos Village balcony view

Balcony view toward Agios Prokopios beach at the bottom of the hillside

 

Lianos Village Naxos balcony view

Another balcony view toward Agios Prokopios beach

 

Lianos Village hotel swimming pool

The Lianos Village swimming pool terrace had terrific views of the  southwest Naxos coast and other nearby islands

 

Lianos Village swimming pool terrace view

Swimming pool terrace view of the Agios Prokopios resort area of Naxos

 

Lianos Village swimming pool terrace views

Another view from the hotel swimming pool terrace

 

Lianos Village Naxos view

Another pool terrace view of the island’s southwest coast

 

Hotel Tagoo balcony view

This was our balcony view during our second stay at Hotel Tagoo on Mykonos

 

Hotel Tagoo balcony view

Another view from our balcony, looking toward the left

 

Hotel Tagoo Mykonos

The Hotel Tagoo pool terrace is a great place to relax in the afternoon sun…

 

Hotel Tagoo pool deck view

… or watch cruise ships and ferries come and go from nearby Tourlos port

 

Hotel Tagoo swimming pool views

Hotel Tagoo pool deck views in the morning, looking toward the left …

 

Hotel Tagoo swimming pool views

… and looking toward the right

 

Hotel Tagoo at sunset

A gorgeous Mykonos sunset reflects in Hotel Tagoo’s reception room windows

 

 

 

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