14-Day Island Hopping in Greece
The silver lining of being cooped up at home – while waiting out the Covid-crisis – is having lots of time to catch up on the creative to-do list. One of those long overdue projects is to share some of my recent travels. As we all dream of better days, I hope I can keep your wanderlust spirit alive through my travel photography and give you a little reprieve from any lock-down anxiety. Over the next few weeks, allow me to take you on various virtual vacations in my armchair travel series – from sailing in Greece and yoga retreating in Thailand to sampling whiskey in Ireland and wine touring in Tuscany, Portugal, Sardinia and Hungary – which may inspire you with ideas of where to visit once we’re on the other side of this pandemic. Pour yourself a morning coffee or glass of wine and let photos transport you away for a little escape. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Travel Far, Explore More! – Kathy, Kake2Kale
Bareboat Charter From Athens
Picture azure skies, warm waters, secluded coves and beaches, waterfront tavernas, clifftop white villages, ancient ruins and you’re in the Greek Islands! And, the best way to explore is by sailboat – bareboat, skippered or cabin charter.
With a group of friends, we chartered a Lagoon 420 catamaran that we could sail on our own but in an organized flotilla of seven boats with mainly Canadians. Our 14-day adventure in the Cyclades and Saronic islands departed from and returned to Alimos Kalamaki Marina (Athens).
Pros: reliable winds, beautiful scenery, fresh seafood, delicious local cuisine, peaceful marinas away from touristy hot spots
Cons: long sailing time (6-8 hours) especially from the Saronic Islands to the Cyclades, small marinas have triple-layered docking and tangled anchors
Naturally, there are plenty of highlights but these were our most memorable:
Marinas: Poros and Hydra
Anchorage: Vourkari (Kea)
Hike: Leon (lion) route
Dish: Grilled octopus
Drink: Greek-style Coffee Frappe
Historic Site: Delos
Hotel: Cave suite in Oia (Kyma Villa)
Our sailing route is below and here’s a version of our sailing itinerary
Sailing Greek Islands Photography
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