Wow, I hadn't realized it had been so long since my last post. We have been quite involved over the past three months in travelling and more recently moving into a full size house in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.
On Paros our reports are that life there continues as normal; little effected by the political turmoil in Athens. In fact with all the election activity, it is likely there will be few, if any, strikes over the next few months. Private villa rentals on Paros are up substantially over last year. In fact high season is almost sold out. Contact me immediately if you want a villa for early July and soon for June or September.
Akrotiri is the Greece version of Pompeii in Italy. That is the whole town was preserved in ash from one of the largest volcanic eruptions in known history. The elaborate (approx. 50 acres) and prosperous city inclucing multi-storied buildings, roadways and interior decorations is once again available for awe-inspiring tours.
While Santorini can be "done" in a day trip from Paros we recommend an over-niter using the public ferries. Just remember there is much more to see and do on Paros plus the beaches are better.