This is one of George's most favorite islands and that is why he was really determined we went this year. We were supposed to stay about a month here but we have another trip already set (read here about 3000km cycling trip in Europe Starts in Septemper), so for now, we could only stay for 15 days.
We flew early to the neighboring island followed by a 3 hour boat ride, immediately after, we took a car ride until the path to the Springs of Fonias, hiked for a little over an hour and after 12 hours of travelling, finally arrived in our first camping spot!
After setting up camp, we headed down directly to the water slides! These are natural and there are a bunch of them!
We spent 2 nights on our tent, the next 3 was in our moss bed, we then headed down to the "base camp", after 5 hours of trekking, we finally arrived and setup camp so we can wake up early and head to where we will stay the most. Don't get us wrong, we love people, but we also prefer camping where we are isolated and you can only hear nature around you, no light pollution and most preferably without cell signal :) .
This was our base for the next 9 days. Sometimes we go down to the civilization and to the square where the hot baths are. These are healing baths, right after you get out you will feel the million tiny robots repairing your body (as G described it). People here could really use the "repairing baths" because most of their time there are hiking and climbing. This is what you need to do each day in order to visit different canyons and springs.
We also went to 3 other canyons dramatically climbing boulders (my role is to complain little bit here hahaha), avoiding slipping in cliffs, hike over to the other side of a hill just to see and experience the water. You are always hiking or walking so by the time you get to the pools, you feel very warm and you welcome the fresh cold water from falls all over the island. We took dips in pools around 7 times a day and feels really refreshing! We usually go barefoot when we can, aside from better traction, you can feel the island's energy!
It was 15 days of hiking, climbing, camping, sleeping, walking and meeting lots of people who stay there just like us from different parts of the world.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. -jules renard-
We need to mension that our budget in the island for 15 days excluding the tickets was only 140€ for both of us. A real example that traveling doesnt really needs a lot of money.
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