Category Archives: Greece – Cyclades and Crete

Santorini again! again!

May 26 – 28, 2017 –  Santorini, also known by locals as Thira, was less than two hours by fast ferry from Crete.  We arrived late morning and starting exploring, with a walk along the caldera to see the cascading … Continue reading

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Minoans and Mycenans – Crete

May 23 – 25, 2017 — Crete was a quick and easy one hour flight from Kos. We stayed at the Capsis Astoria Heraklion, a great location in the city of Heraklion, Crete’s capital. We were able to walk to … Continue reading

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Santorini, Again!

September 16 – 19, 2016 — With the season wrapping up for most summer vacationers, Ios was a very quiet place.  There were actually available slips at the quay and the coffee shops were nearly empty.  Stores in the upper village, … Continue reading

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Santorini

September 12 – 14, 2016 — A year ago we spent time in Ios and it was nice to return to the island.  There is a traditional white and blue Greek Church perched on the end of the harbor entrance.   … Continue reading

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Mikonos

September 3 – 9, 2016 — Our friends Mike and Julia arrived mid-meltemi to join us in Mikonos.  Meeting their ferry we watched it approach–a huge ferry heeling over in high winds looked ominous.  They are boaters so they took it all … Continue reading

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Rinia

August 29 – September 2, 2016 —  During the meltemi we had lots of time to explore Mikonos and Mikonos Town in particular. After a short time strolling among the quaint shops and cafes in the narrow alleys of Mikonos … Continue reading

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Samos to Mikonos

August 22 – 28, 2016 — Our plan as we left Samos was to get to Mikonos over the next two days.  We started with a nice sail west, hoping to go into the small harbor at the eastern end … Continue reading

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Astipalaia

September 27 – October  1, 2015 —  Our original plan was to go to Santorini with Lauren and Mark, but we lost days when held up in Naxos and Iriklia with the meltimi.  The meltimi winds do adjust the schedule.  … Continue reading

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Ios

September 23 – 26, 2015 With the seas finally settled, we primarily motored to Ios as the winds only allowed about 15 minutes of sailing before they calmed.   Ios is a small island just north of Santorini.  Because of its … Continue reading

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Naxos

September 8 – 22, 2015  –  With Sara gone for a week plus, Bob, John and Eileen rented a car and explored the island for two days.  Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, mountainous throughout, and has the tallest … Continue reading

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