The Greek Islands

2006 we sailed the beautiful Islands of Croatia

June 17, 2006

Day 1 & 2

After landing in Athens we made way to the Marina. After checking our boat, we had dinner and got to meet our guide and other flotilla members. We were briefed on our general sailing plan. The next day we sailed! Winds were in our favor, and we said to Aegina and climbed up to the Temple of Aplaia. After, we continued sailing to Poros.

June 18, 2006

Day 3

Waking up in Poros, we set sail for Hydra. On the way we stopped at Spathi for lunch and a swim. Later on Hydra, we dressed as pirates for some fun with the gang.

June 19, 2006

Day 4

We spent the day on Hydra. What a beautiful island it is. By the end of the trip, this would turn out to be my favorite island that we visited. Later in the day we sailed to a remote island (no inhabitants) and had a cookout on the top of a hillside. Lots of relaxing, eating, drinking and laughs.

June 20, 2006

Day 5

Sailed from the remote island to Milos today, to dine under the cliffs at Kleftiko. We weren't paying close enough attention at the mornings briefing, had we a bit a bit of a panic today, as we weren't exactly sure where to go, but in the end we found our way to join the others at the beautiful cliffs.

June 21, 2006

Day 6

Today we awoke and explored the cliffs and caves at Kleftiko. What a gorgeous place. After a day of fun, we sailed around the island of Milos to Adamas Port, to spend the night.

June 22, 2006

Day 7

Waking up in Miles, we set sail for Ios in the morning. Nice sail to Ios and then we hit the night life in town. (or we made the night life in town - I think, since dam near everyone in the bar was with us)

June 23, 2006

Day 8

Today we took a ferry from Ios out to Santorini where we would spend a couple nights in the Villa. Oh my God - for an errupted volcano, this has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

June 24, 2006

Day 9

Spent the day playing around on Santorini. Rented a car and did some exploring. This island is every bit as beautiful as advertised. We made it to both the black sand beach and the red sand beach.

June 25, 2006

Day 10

Today we got back on the boat. We sailed from Ios to Tangania and then to Paros

June 26, 2006

Day 11

Today was spent on Paros. Sue and I choose to go see the "Valleyof the Butterflies". This is a place where every summer, the Jersey Tiger Moths migrate to. The area fills with them. We drove around and enjoyed other beautiful scenes on this island. The town was beautiful. Due to bad weather, we were unable to continue to Mykonos, so we stayed the night here and celebrated Mike's birthday.

June 27, 2006

Day 12

So we skipped Mykonos because of severe winds. Well those winds continued to churn the sea as you can see by Nancy's face as we finally made it to the island of Siros. We had no real plans for this island, so we hung at the port and played around.

June 28, 2006

Day 13

This morning we sailed to Kea. The winds had died down, so the sail was smooth. Once at Kea, the plan for the day was to hike up the hillside to a Stone Lion that is believed to have been carved around 600 BC. That would make it around 2,606 years old - dam that's old. We hung around and watched the sunset before returning to the boat.

June 29, 2006

Day 14

Today would be our last day of sailing in the Aegean Sea. Today we awoke in Kea and sailed to Cape Sounion where up above us we could see the Temple of Poseidon. it was here that we also had our last swim in the sea. A nice slow paced relaxing day, to reflect on the amazing 2 weeks it has been on the sea. Later that night we got together for a farewell dinner.

June 30, 2006

Day 15

Today we awoke one last time on our boat and prepared it for it's return to the marina. After lots of inspections and paperwork, the rest of the day was for exploring the beautiful ruins of Athens. Afterwards we had dinner in a skytop restaurant. One last time to say goodbye to our sailing friends. The view of Athens from up here at night was spectacular.


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