Adventures do not happen too much – we thought - and decided to make a continuation of our traditional regatta - "Greek pleasures. Part II". In August, we'll meet on the island of Kos to go on a trip to the Greek Islands on a sailing yacht and create new unforgettable stories.
The Dodecanese archipelago is a group of Islands in the South-Eastern Aegean sea. During the centuries-old history of these territories managed to visit under the rule of the Romans, Byzantines and Turks, which had a great influence on the culture and architecture of local cities.
We'll be in a sandy beaches with turquoise water, wild bays with cliffs and caves, large cities with a rich history and small fishing villages that have preserved the local flavor.
We'll arrive in Marina Kos at 17:00, check in the yacht and buy food for the week. In the evening will be team briefing, open Party on the yacht.
There are two ways to get to marina Kos:
1st flight from Athens, 2nd flight to Turkish Bodrum and then on the ferry.
Kos — Pserimos — Vati
We'll start the day with a breakfast on the yacht, and then we'll go to the small picturesque island of Pserimos to swim and sunbathe. On the way we'll practice to put the sails, wishing can stand at the helm, someone can get on the bow of the yacht and read a book.
Our goal for this day is the island of Kalymnos. It's coastline is heavily indented, making the island an endless chain of large and small bays, capes, caves and beaches.
On Parking we'll stand in the town of Vati, locates in the greenest part of the island. The Bay, which cuts deep into the land and the steep cliffs surrounding it, creates an impressive sight, reminiscent of the famous Norwegian fjords. Leaving the yacht in the Marina, we will go to explore the island, have dinner in a local tavern, see the sights and swim.
Vati — Alinda
In the morning we'll have breakfast on the yacht and go towards Leros island. The island was occupied by the Italians, having a great influence on the local architecture.
The contours of the island form four wide bays: two in the center and one in the South and North. They are called the "four seas of Leros", each of which was used as a port. It is not surprising that Leros was such a popular place for the fleet of different countries: protected bays gave excellent opportunities for mooring.
We'll go for a walk around Agia Marina, the capital of the island, climb the ruins of an ancient fortress, sunbathe on the beaches of the resort of Alinda, and those who wish can visit the ruins of the ancient temple of Artemis, which is locate a few kilometers from the city.
We will stop at the night Parking in the equipped Marina of the island.
Alinda — Lipsi — Skala
On the 4th day we'll go to meet the wild nature – visit the group of Islands of Lipsi with sandy beaches and clean water. Their rich flora and fauna are registered in the catalogue Natura 2000 protecting biodiversity of species. If you're lucky, will be able to see sea turtles and seals Monachus monachus.
The yacht has masks and fins for scuba diving, and fans of less active recreation will be able to lie on the beach with a book and sunbathe.
We'll have lunch in a local tavern and go to the island of Patmos – the extreme point of our journey. Here we'll spend 2 nights and one full day.
Patmos is a UNESCO world heritage site and impresses with the beauty of its nature. It is worth combining long walks and medieval sightseeing, and after lunch we'll go to the local beaches. From small and deserted to large tourist – everyone will find a beach to taste.
In the evening we'll gather on the yacht, arrange our traditional carnival and go to conquer the local bars!
Skala — Lakki
We are heading towards Kos island, where we will arrive the next day, and in the meantime we will go around the island of Leros on the other side and make a Parking in the Central port city of Lakki. Along the way, those who wish to learn how to navigate the maps and the basics of yachting, and someone will again take the helm.
In Lakki you will not find traditional Greek architecture, the city was built by the Italians just before the Second World war. However, ancient Catholic and Orthodox churches have been preserved here. Obligatory to visit – the Church of Agios Theologos, which is considered one of the most beautiful on the island. It contains icons of the 11th century.
In the suburbs of Lakki you can visit the military Museum, built on the site of the Italian naval base during the Second World war.
We will prepare lunch on the yacht, swim and go for a walk around the city. At sunset we will have a picnic with local snacks and wine at the top of the hill with a great view of the Bay.
Lakki — Kos
We'll wake up quietly and have breakfast, we'll head towards the island of Kos.
For lunch, we'll make a stop in the capital of Kalymnos island, where we will enjoy the clear sea and the azure coast. Here you can buy Souvenirs to home, walk through the narrow streets and enjoy a Cup of Greek coffee on the waterfront.
After lunch on the yacht, we will head to our home Marina, where we will go beautifully at sunset. In the evening we will arrange a farewell party POTOK, where we will share our impressions of the journey and dream about the future.
In the morning of the 8th day we'll quietly wake up, have breakfast and leave the yacht until 9:00.
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