“What is that noise?” (make sure to scroll down to see our first fishing story video below) Everyone started to look around. We were quietly sailing along Lefkas Island in the Ionian Sea doing around 6 knots. The sun was hot, the air was salty and the humidity heavy. Our guest, Admiral Stefano, was helming.
Chania Crete A Venetian harbor filled with uniquely decorated tavernas, bars and shops greets you upon arrival. And traces of history can be seen from every angle – an old Turkish Mosque, a Jewish Synagogue, an Orthodox Cathedral and the Venetian wall to name some. Like so many of the Greek islands, Chania has a
Did you know that it’s possible to enjoy a bit of sunbathing, hit an amazingly quiet, yet very impressive ruin and take in the scenes of a spectacular valley all in one day? Well, we moored our boat in Rethymno Marina, rented a car and enjoyed a day of sun, sea, antiquity, mountains and valleys.
After leaving our anchorage at Spinalonga Island, Crete we headed for Rethymno Marina And after sailing all day the sun was setting so we decided to duck into Bali to anchor rather than push onto Rethymno. Knowing what I know now, it was a very good decision. Chances where than no one would answer the VHF
Previous to entering Rethymno Crete on our sailboat I must admit that I never knew the city existed When hearing about Crete from friends, they’d mention beach resorts like Malia, Siteia or Bali. And I have a lovely friend that told me I must visit Chania – Crete’s prettiest and second largest town. Of course I
We sailed for 12 hours to get to Agios Nikolaos Marina The marina attendant responded to our VHF call quickly and asked us to radio once we were at the entrance. As soon as our bow turned in, we saw a man waving us down and instructing us where to go. My husband, Simon, easily
A few weeks ago, my friend, Carol, emailed me about a tiny island off the Peloponnese called Monemvasia. She said that her family enjoyed a few holidays in the area and it was ‘not to be missed.’ While my husband, Simon, and our esteemed guest from Italy, Admiral Stefano, were discussing a route from Santorini
Anchoring off of Spinalonga Island, Crete Thus far, during our time traveling around Crete, I’ve written the following: Sailing around Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Gournia, Mochlos and Vai Beach and Sailing around Crete – Knosos, a Aqua Park and Elounda. Our plan for today was to leave Agios Nikolaos and head to Rethymno avoiding Heraklion as someone told
Sailing around Crete – Knosos After a very sound sleep, my family and I woke ready for day 2 of our Crete explorations by car. Our first adventure included: Sailing around Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Gournia, Mochlos and Vai Beach where the highlights of our trip were seeing the best preserved Minoan town, enjoying a
After leaving the Greek island of Astipalia, our intention was to sail west to the picturesque island of Santorini. As fate would have it, the winds were not in our favor. Blowing directly on our nose there was no chance of getting our sails out. The thought of an 8 hour motor ride into wind