Saved on Sifnos - a travel story out of the Aegean Sea that includes little harbours, sleeping villages, several tavernas, a ferry onward, a Greek cultures festival and a room with a view, travelogue, trip, travel, Greece, Cyclades, Sifnos, Kythnos, ferry, island-hopping




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Saved on Sifnos

Part 1: Catch the next ferry onward

Adrift in the cerulean waters of the Aegean Sea are the rugged, rocky, barren islands of the Cyclades, Greece. Dotted with whitewashed cubelike houses and tiny churches with sky blue painted domes and tiered bell towers, these mountainous islands have become stylised in picture form by a thousand prints in art shops everywhere. Brilliant white villages spill across terraced hillsides, or crowd waterfronts of tiny bays and inlets, sunbleached by the dazzling heat of day, a circlet of fairy lights at night.

True Greek island-hoppers walk out onto a quay at Piraeus, embark on a ferry with an exotic destination and hop off at any island which looks interesting. When tired of it's attractions, they catch the next ferry onward and hop off again, and so on until their holiday is over. Island-hopping in the Aegean has been made into an art-form by travel agents who have produced many a glossy brochure extolling the virtues of "island-hopping" by cruise boat. These tours are sure to include Mikonos, Rodos, Santorini, and Crete, with perhaps Kos or Paros. A round trip in suitable luxury will perhaps take six days and most of the time will be spent at sea, which is great if you like sea voyages, but it won't include much experience of the beautiful islands and their people.

Part 2: Can we do it all in two hours?

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