Hi Tamaris, yes we went on the magic bus too! Although as kids at least we could sleep on the floor under the seats. I remember breaking down once and the driver used his lighter to have a look inside a steaming smoking engine! The drivers were a law unto themselves. And some of those roads were a bit hairy!! And the passport control lot coming onto the buses, especially in yugoslavia- I was scared of them. But loved the trips. We ended up on Paros with no money too but were lucky in that my dad was a carpenter and in exchange for work we were given house above agia irini and ended up staying 3 years. I want to take my kids there but for a couple of months over the next summer. I haven't been back since working the summer in a restaurant after uni 16 years ago. Any tips you have on taking three kids cheaply to Paros for two months for the summer would be much appreciated. I am a little scared to go back cos I worry it will have changed. When was the last time you went back?