There was a festival last Friday night celebrating Independence Day for the island. It was at Pythagorio – one of the oldest ports in Samos and also the birth place of Pythagoras. We arrived there at about 6.30pm, only to find that perhaps we should have arrived earlier as there was no parking available. We were a bit naughty though and parked where it was most probably a no-parking zone. Oh well.... we didn’t get booked or anything, I suspect as it was a festival and as the people here as so laid-back as it is, the police turned a blind eye.
The night was filled with music, fireworks, and loads of people. We enjoyed a nice dinner by the sea, and a walk along the port, before we gathered together to watch the fireworks display and listen to some live music. I also go to show off my new ring, which I bought the day before. It cost me 5 euro which is about $6.50 aussie dollars – bargain!