We caught a taxi to our hotel in Samos Town, and settled in. We have a nice little balcony with a good view down to the port on the left, and, on the right, some mountains provide a dramatic backdrop. We walked down to the port to get our tickets for tomorrow morning's voyage to Kusadasi. We looked in some tourist shops, got a milk shake and cafe frappe (which the Greeks claim to have invented), and strolled along, taking a couple of photos. Jean bought a new pair of sunglasses. It's a public holiday in Greece (at least it was in Athens), and the island seems deserted. No locals and no tourists. It's as if the island is here just for us. We bought some Greek beer, Mythos, and took it back to our balcony and drank some of it, reading up on Kusadasi and the ancient ruins of Ephesus, which we will visit the day after tomorrow.
We are now very close to Turkey. One part of Samos is only about one kilometre from Turkey.