Leaving From Evdilos

Evdilos Port
The port in Evdilos.

After two months in Magganitis, it is almost time for us to leave Ikaria from the port town of Evdilos.

Evdilos backstreets.
Evdilos backstreets.
Evdilos Jetty
On the Evdilos jetty.

This is where the Nissos Mykonos ferry between Ikaria and Piraeus (Athens area) docks several times a week in the winter.

Nissos Mykonos
The Nissos Mykonos.

This ferry is leaving on a Sunday afternoon for Piraeus, a port outside Athens. We will be taking the same ferry on Tuesday, very early in the morning.

Evdilos Ferry Cars
Cars going to and from the ferry.

This is one of the only times traffic jams occur on Ikaria!

Ferry crowd
A crowd lines up to get on the ferry.

Despite their relaxed attitude about many other things, the Greeks run a punctual and efficient transportation system.

However…

Note #1: When you are waiting for the ferry on a Greek island, do not set your luggage down in the port area unattended. It may not get stolen, but there is a strong possibility a stray dog will pee on it.

Note #2: When you get on the ferry, do not set your luggage down on the floor next to any other luggage. Greek islanders like to transport freshly caught fish, olive oil, and other products that are leaky and messy. You may find, like me, that when you go to get your bag off the floor of the luggage hold at the end of an eight hour ferry ride, that it, and all the contents, are completely soaked with fish juice.

Evdilos Ferry

Evdilos Ferry Leaving
There it goes!
Dmitrios
On the same day, the Dmitrios, another vessel bound for Athens, is getting ready to leave the port.
Dmitrios Rope
Cutting the rope.

Dmitrios

Dmitrios
The people on board are busily getting ready to sail.

Dmitrios Leaving

Dmitrios Leaving

Evdilos Port
A view of Evdilos Port, from town.
Evdilos Hills
A puffy blanket of clouds moves in on top of the mountains.
Evdilos Town
Evdilos during dusk.
Evdilos Steps
The steps leading down to the port.
Evdilos Schoolkids
Schoolchildren sit and talk near the main square.
Evdilos Pawprints
The animals of Evdilos have left their mark.
Feta Barrel
Feta Barrel.
Pallet Bench
Is this bench actually made from a pallet, or was it just designed to look like one?

Evdilod Door

Evdilos Church
As usual, a church is never far away.
Evdilos Street
It doesn’t take long to reach the outskirts of town.

Evdilos Streets

Evdilos Planter

Narcissus
Fragrant narcissus tazetta, a native of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Narcissi have been prized since ancient times for their fragrance. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus was a handsome man who fell in love with his own reflection. He pined away for this unattainable reflection of himself so long that he eventually withered away from longing. A patch of these flowers were found by the water in the place where he died, and ever since have been called Narcissus.

Evdilos Chickens
Some inquisitive chickens wander through the gardens on the side of the road.
Evdilos Streets
Another church in the distance.
Evdilos Beach House
An intriguing pathway down to the beach.

Evdilos Beach

Evdilos Beach Steps

Evdilos Beach
There is a cave-like stone structure on the beach that collects water.
Cave deposits
The drops of water have caused mineral deposits to form on the inside of the stone structure.
Evdilos Spearfisher
A spearfisher gets ready to go into the sea.
Evdilos Spearfishing
Spearfishing is a very popular thing to do on the Greek islands.

There are several ways of spearfishing – with a non-mechanical spear, or with a harpoon gun. The spearfisher pictured above is using a harpoon gun.

Evdilos Fishermen
Some fishermen float by in a small boat.
Evdilos Shore
A view of the coastline outside of Evdilos.
Evdilos Island
A small island off the coast.

Evdilos Island

Evdilos Sunset
We take one last evening walk down the Evdilos jetty.
Evdilos Masked Cat
This masked cat guards its spot carefully.
Evdilos Dock Cat
A little farther down, there’s a beautiful tri-colored Aegean cat who guards her spot as well.

Evdilos Cat

Evdilos Dock Cat
But there’s always some time to come say hi!
Evdilos Last Sunset
One last sunset on Ikaria.

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