We rented a car for the three days we have left in
all was arranged we headed to Krios, a quiet beach at the northern end of the
bay which was recommended by our hosts.
Martselo Beach taken from Krios Beach
Martselo Beach, the best in Paros
Beach beds were provided for free by the cafés on the beach. Sure beats the 7 Euro charge in
. After a quick cool-down in the
beautifully clear water we went to Peter’s Café for a beer and an order of
saganaki, which is the name of a small two-handled frypan, in this case, used to
fry cheese. Several types of cheeses can be used depending on the region. It
was served with whole wheat pita and half a lemon which is squeezed over the
cheese. It was wonderfully salty and filled us up. We decided to go out for a late lunch after
we did some exploring of this easy to navigate island. One more dip and we were
We headed up to the north-eastern part of
Paros to some small beaches across from Naousa, the
more touristy of the two towns in Paros.
Interesting rock formations only seen on the northeastern side of Paros
The road back
There are two speed limits in
Paros, 30 km in town and 50 in the
outskirts. The roads are narrow with many winding turns. You have to stay
vigilant on the blind turns and stick tight to your right. My rally driver
instincts kicked in very quickly. A lot of fun I must say.
On the way back we parked across from the marina and found a restaurant for our late lunch/early dinner. It was and our server told us it was late lunch.
Jill had stuffed zucchini with meat and herbs in lemon sauce. The lemon sauce was very glutinous and the mint and dill herbs in the meat and rice stuffing was not a great combo. If you don’t try, you don’t know. We shared a tomato, cucumber and olive salad which was good. Just three olives but very tasty ripe tomatoes which were relished by both of us. I had Gouna again just to see how it would differ from yesterday. It was more intense in flavour with more oregano and also delish, but not as good as yesterday. The only thing left on my plate was bones.
Tomorrow we plan to explore more of the island after a swim in the beautiful