Thursday, June 4th
Sites Visited: Delos
Where did we stay tonight?: Syros
Leaders: KT Holroyd and Ben Kahn
This morning we woke up nice and early to grab the ferry from Mykonos to Delos, our last major archaeological site (a sad sad day for the FSP). After a breezy 45 minute boat ride out to the tiny rocky outcropping that is Delos, we came ashore and drew (maybe our last) map for Professor Christesen. PCC then led us in a whirlwind tour of the island, including showing us the various temple remains and a giant marble base that would have held a colossus. We took a quick look into the museum, then had a quick break for lunch, and then quickly headed up to the theater quarter to analyze some big Roman houses. Everything’s quick when you are on a ferry schedule, and we finished just in time to catch the 1:30 boat back to Mykonos. Back at tourist central, we all split up to spend our last couple hours on Mykonos in different ways. Some went back to the hotel to lounge around the pool, others meandered around the tiny maze-like streets. We all gathered up again to grab the ferry to the island of Syros, our last stop in the Aegean. In the midst of the relaxing hydrofoil transportation, PCC sprang a map quiz on us (Jerry woke up for 30 seconds, did it, then fell right back asleep). We docked in Syros and settled into our beautiful hotel by the sea, ready to enjoy the last few days out here in paradise.