Category Archives: Greece – Dodecanese

Nisiros

May 14 – 17, 2017 — We spent April and early May doing boat projects getting ready for this sailing season, and also did some more exploring around Kos. Kos is slowly coming back to life as the days warm … Continue reading

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Marmaris and Back

April 4 – 7, 2017 — It is a challenge to move between the Greek Islands in the off season and adding Turkey to the mix, as another country, only adds to the challenge.  We have discovered that the summer … Continue reading

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Independence Day in Kos

March 25, 2017 — An important part of our experience in each country to which we have travelled has been to participate, as much as possible, in their cultural and local activities.   Recently we went to the Kos Independence Day … Continue reading

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Oh-oh: Return to Turkey

September 22 – October 10, 2016 –  “You cannot come back to the EU” – words you never want to hear as a cruiser living in Europe.  We knew we were one day over our 90 day visa limit when … Continue reading

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Kos to Samos

August 17 – 21, 2016 — It was time to start our second swing through the Greek islands for this season.  Although our route would be similar to earlier in the summer and last year, we made a commitment to … Continue reading

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Projects, Projects, Projects

July 29 – August 17, 2016 — I will start where we left off with the previous blog entry:  Maintenance does not wait.  A steady list never seems to get shorter with new projects added as others are checked off. … Continue reading

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Return to Kos, Cos and Kως

July 25 – 28, 2016 — Sailing south in eastern Greece is excellent with the prevailing winds from the north.  From Lesvos we enjoyed three days of beautiful sailing as we returned south to the marina in Kos.   Kos is … Continue reading

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Patmos

July 13-16, 2016 — The meltimi winds finally subsided after ten days, so we left Leros and motor-sailed on to Patmos.  We thought that having waited an extra day before leaving the seas would have laid down more.  We may … Continue reading

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One Meltimi, Two Meltimi, Three Meltimi, Floor…

July 1-12, 2016 — Our first meltimi in Greece this season was winding down so we started north from Kos to experience the northern Dodecanese islands.  We had been in Kos for two days over our agreement for June but … Continue reading

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On to Greece

June 21-30, 2016 —  Turkey only offers a 90 day visa and this was our 90th day since we returned from Barcelona.  It was time to leave.  Turkey has patterned its visa system after the Schengen Agreement among the EU … Continue reading

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