We left Leros in the morning and sailed north to Lipsi. Lipsi is a quite small island and we did not have a plan to explore that much. We anchored in a big bay on the south cost of the island. Really nice and crystal clear water.
The next morning we went to town by foot. Up the hill and down the hill, and the same on the way back of course. You can see Felizia between the small island and shore.
It is also possible to anchor in the bay of the village on Lipsi.
The beginning of the village.
Lipsi town is a cozy small place and I wish we could spend more days here.
Stairs to the top of the village.
On the top of the hill it is a nice view.
If you don`t wan`t to anchor you can moor at the city quay.
Lipsi town seen from the city quay.
After some shopping at the pharmacy and the supermarket we went back to the boat. On the way (we went a different way back) we saw this small church which was decorated for some reason.
A video from Lipsi:
After a night on Lipsi we start sailing to Patmos. It was a beautiful weather and I could relaxe on deck most of the journey.
Someone told us we should go to Petra Beach, but it was hard to find a good anchoring spot there, so we went to Grikos instead, just the next bay. Here we found bouys and used one of them for a night.
We would not stay there for more than one night, it was to rolly when the ferry was passing. We made pizza in the evening and used only half of the pizza filling. While we were eating a huge swell came into the bay and the whole pizza filling felt on the floor…. no more pizza tomorrow…
In the morning we took the dinghy ashore to have a walk up to the old town. Krikos is a small place with some restaurants and a beach.
I don`t know what kind of flower this is, but it is so beautiful!
We walked through the village and crossed the main road. Then we found the path going up the hill.
A nice walk, but I guess it is not much people using this trail. You can see the old town on the top of the hill.
In the old town it is small, narrow streets with a lot of nice details.
Not much people to see, but we saw a group of people having a painting course there.
Nice door 🙂 And I saw later the name over the door. Our home municipality`s name was Flora before they changed it to Kinn.
A lot of churches in old town.
It is a sleapy old town, not much to see or do, but it is nice and quiet, and you can explore the monastery on the top of the castle. (we didn`t go there, because we had to pay, and we have seen some through our journey…
The view from the castle down to Patmos town.
The outside of the castle.
How can they live without soil??
After exploring the old town we walked to Profiti Ilias church on the next hill. First down the hill from old town and then up the hill to the church.
We passed some churches on our way. You can see Profiti Ilias on the top of the hill.
The trail started on a gravel road before it went over to a nice path.
The view from Profiti Ilias to the old town.
Nice view fom the top of the hill!
Unfortunately the church was closed and it was hard to find a place to have a rest with a view. But we went to the other side of the church and found some rocks to sit on.
Monastery of Annunciation of St. Angel’s. We didn`t god there but we saw it from the trail.
You have to walk through this fence to walk down to Grikos again.
On the way down. Felizia is still in the bay!
A video from todays hike:
It was a nice walk up the trail to the old town. We decided not to stay in this bay longer, so we sailed to Meli, a beautiful bay north of Patmos town. It was nice to have a swim there, and it was an okay distance to town.
We walked to town to explore and to do some shopping.
We had a plan to sail north but because of the weather forcast we decided to moor in Patmos town for a night or two. When all the charter boats are gone there is a lot of space.
Patmos is not the most touristic place, very quiet. You will find everything you need there, shops, food and restaurants.
After two nights in Patmos town the weather came down and we were ready to sail to Samos. We met some boats right after we left Patmos. It is so nice to see boats with gennaker/spinnaker.
We left Patmos:
We sailed to Klima beach on the southeast coast of Samos. Beautiful and quiet place.
Samos is very close to Türkiye and the high mountain you can see is on the other side of the border. The Turkish coast guard controlled the border.
We got the full moon over the Türkish mountain!
I am really exiting about exploring Samos. I have heard that this is a beautiful island, so check out our next post about Samos!!