As we approach Tilos, my new friends Andreas and Luisa ask me to tell them about it, and as I point out parts of the island (that road leads up to the monastery, and there is Plaka beach, with its peacocks, and that's Skafi beach, near my house, and up there is an abandoned village, with an amazing music bar...) I realise I'm excited and extremely lucky to be going home to Tilos.
And more new friends welcome me back to Tilos at the kantina, asking me to sign my book! Thank you to our Swedish and Scottish friends, and to Deborah and Maggie and Eileen... Those who fell in the honey with Tilos a long time ago, and those just beginning.
My discovery of Nisyros - and Tilos - is 'to be continued'.
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