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Ios

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View Devin & Erin in the Mediterranean on Erin.Devin's travel map.

Our next stop on our Greek Island tour after Santorini was Ios, pretty much the only island that still had rooms available. Somehow, after a mad dash to find a place to stay in the Greek Islands for two nights after some unfortunate booking (or lack thereof) choices, we ended up at what was an Italian resort on the island. We were a little skeptical at first, as when we walked into the lobby to check-in we were greeted as "the American Girls," but the island was absolutely spectacular! There was sparkling crystal clear blue waters, actual sand on the beaches, and mountains popping out of the water in the distance. While there we got a lot of stares and lots of people questioning our ability to be on the private beach since we weren't Italian....but it was a very relaxing day and a half before a REALLY long journey from the Greek Islands to Istanbul (more about that later).

Devin hurt her back putting down her back pack so Erin had to carry both our bags for a couple of days. The bags together make her almost disappear in between.

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While i was resting my back by the poolside of the hotel Erin hiked the rocks we could see in the distance from our hotel and snagged some cool photos looking back at the bay where the hotel was.

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Devin's view while she roughed it poolside at the hotel

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the white cluster of buildings in the right side of the picture is the hotel is we stayed at.

Erin also came across people cliff jumping into the water but because she was thinking of Devin and didn't want to hurt herself (because then who would carry the bags) she restrained herself from jumping as well ( or perhaps she was just chicken shit -- we may never know).

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only about 20 feet in the air. Erin was above them taking the picture.

Oh, almost forgot, at the resort, right outside of the main restaurant there was a family of cats, with one mom and 4 babies. It was maybe the cutest thing ever. We said hi every time we walked by, and even got a picture of them all sleeping together. It was pretty much cuteness overload.

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Yes, more cats for Erin's mom (or maybe we are really obsessed with them too)

Posted by Erin.Devin 08:42 Archived in Greece Tagged tourist_sites

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