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It’s 6pm and still a long time before the sun will set over the Aegean Sea. On the Greek Islands this routinely becomes the time we retreat to our rooftop terrace and indulge our pre-dinner thirst. Wine o’clock, if you like. A couple of glasses of icy cold Retsina (traditional Greek white wine infused with pine resin) or special “Poros Island wine” and a snack of bread and tzatziki…and we are all prepped to head out for dinner.
This is a guest post by Madi Dale @ Odyssean Slipstream.
Paros Island lies in the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea of Greece. The port of Parikia is one of the busiest in the vicinity. At the height of the summer season, dozens of massive ships and ferries berth daily, off-loading tourists by the hundreds.
Arriving from sea and rounding the headland into the large, natural inlet of Parikia harbour, is an unforgettable sight. Far above the white-washed spread of the town, a series of hills fold across a blaze of blue sky; below, bays and coves carve into the shoreline edged with tavernas, chapels and fishing boats.