Most of the island is open, but there are little clusters of houses and businesses, almost all painted white.

Probably the first thing you encounter going south and west of Chora is the village of Livadi. I didn't really explore this in depth but there is pleasant row of businesses along the beach.

A sailboat in the harbor turned out to belong to a Finnish couple that I met briefly near the top of the Kastro.

When the truck dumped gravel across 90% of the road, I thought I would have to turn around. But no, this guy went to work, shoveled a couple of feet of it off and I nosed around half on the shoulder.

Bee hives. The island produces honey.

From the beach at Konstantinos.

There are two directions you can go out of Chora when you want to go to the southwest half of the island, now we've backtracked and taken the more northern of the two routes.

I was told this was a military installation. The circle to the left is a helicopter landing pad.

This is on a hill just above Chora.

The northern route goes through some very open country. My rental, I had just discovered, was very low on gas so I turned around before I went to the end of the line. Maybe next time.

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