Sailing in Greece – Trip 1

For three times we have been sailing in Greece. This first time, in 2015, we really “jumped on” a trip. I read in a group at facebook that a sailboat had two extra spaces for a couple on a trip from Athen. Okay, we love sailing, we love Greece, we had holiday left and we had the money, so it was not a hard decision to make.

This trip was booked through and it was a group of two boats and 17 people, most of them from the area around Stavanger. The main captain was Øystein Svendsen who own the company.

We decided to go to Athen some days before the cruise started, to have more holidays and have the chance to see Athen. I have been in Athens once, but that is many years ago and it was only for some days, so I loved to see more of this beautiful city!

Acropolis is a must to see in Athens. In october it is still a warm day, so I will not recommend you to go there in july/august.

We booked a room through airbnb near the marina. We stayed at Katias house in a quiet street and a nice backyard. She welcomed us with some snacks.

The beach was not far away

And here is the boat, Samora. She had a Norwegian owner, but used as a charterboat in the summer.

The first day we sailed to Epidavros and we had a stop on our way. The temperature in the sea is beautiful at this time of year!

One of the best things about Greece; I love the food!

And another thing; the sunsets and the sunrises… It is amazing! This is the sunrise in Epidavros.

We had an excursion to the Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion of Epidavros. The theatre is still in use today.

We sailed further to the beautiful island of Poros.

Beautiful colors of this bouganvillea flower.

Astor and me and the sunset at Poros

Amazing sunset everywhere, here outside Hydra

After Poros we sailed to Hydra.

Astor and me had a hike up to Prophet Elias Monestary, and had a nice view over Hydra.

From Hydra we sailed to Ermioni. I love to visit the market, and I had planned this visit from day 1!

And when you sail, you will fine other sailors, and actually sometimes your own family. This is Alf, my mothers cousin. He has his sailboat in this area and has been sailing for many years. Before I met Astor I had only been once onboard in a sailboat, and that was together with Frank, Alf`s son. And I have to say; my mother has never met Alf.

We met in Ermioni and the day after Alf was sailing further on his trip

It`s often you will have live music in the restaurants.

From Ermioni we sailed back to Poros and had a lovely evening there.

The last stop we had was at Perdika, on Aegina island.

The captain of my life!

The beautiful church of Agios Soson. Amazing paintings!

Early early in the morning we had to sail back to Athens to deliver the boat. We had an amazing sunrise!

Here is the people from our boat, together with Øystein (back to the right)

Astor and me had an extra night before we went back home. We stayed in Artemis, a smaller city on the eastcoast, close to the airport.

And we had a last dinner as close to the sea you can come!

Why do we want to sail in the Mediterranean? Of course, all of this! New places to go every day (if we want), the climate, food, music, culture/history and a lot of nice people! How soon can we go??

If you want to see more photos from this trip, or read it in norwegian, you can check out my other blog. You can also read about every leg at this trip.

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