After a reasonably warm night we woke to a beautiful day which was going to have a top of 25 degs. We made our way down into Parikia & started with a simple breakfast at a bakery. It was already getting warm as we wandered through the old part of the town looking at the shops. Being a Sunday most were closed & it was pretty quiet, except for the restaurants along the waters edge. We spent a few hours exploring the streets before making our way back home for fresh Vegemite sandwhiches & an early afternoon relax. The island of Paros is very different to Santorini in that it is a lot more laid back. It is a larger island & the towns are along the flat land close to the water. Very contrasting to the cliff top towns on Santorini. There are also less tourists & the ones that are here are moving about slowly enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. I guess this is a result of not have cruise ships arriving every day with the passengers hurried around the island. Paros isn't as well known & this means that the island retains it's traditional way of life. It is really a place where the hours & days can quite easily disappear. About 5pm we decided it was time to go enjoy the waters. We headed around the bay to Arokaria beach which had probably a dozen locals on it. The water was a beautiful clear blue, so much so we could see the fish swimming around. It was super refreshing swimming around although the salt content is ridiculously high, but that makes floating easy for someone like me with lead feet. After an hour or two we made our way home to desalt in the shower before heading back out for a feed on the waters edge. It was still about 22 degs when we arrived home about midnight, but a nice sea breeze was gently blowing up from the bay. Tonight would be a peaceful sleep.