The land of Ks; Kythira, Kalamata and Koroni

Our first night sailing for the season was upon us. We had already agreed to both stay up the whole night instead of doing night shifts because of the short duration of the trip. I was equally excited and worried about this trip. Would the wind be OK? Would Elena sleep through the night? We…

Marvelous Milos

On Monday, 26th June, we left our peaceful anchorage in Polyagos to sail to what would eventually become our home for the next two weeks, Milos. Milos is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades. We had a pleasant, half/upwind sailing. We even managed to see one of the island’s highlights, the village Klima, a long…

Cycladic Blue

It was a cloudy Sunday with good wind and at 8:00 we lifted our anchor from Despotiko and set sail to Sifnos, another island in the Cyclades group. Sifnos is a picture-perfect Cyclades island, with its quaint white-blue houses, pristine beaches, and gray-white winding alleys. We Med-moored (anchor in the bow and tied the stern…

Less is More

There is a complex of small islands and rocks, south-east of Naxos known as Lesser Cyclades or Small Cyclades. The main Lesser Cyclades are Ano Koufonisi, Kato Koufonisi, Irakleia, Schoinoussa, Donousa, and Keros. If you had ever been there, you would agree with the motto “Less is more”! The date is Saturday, the 10th of…

Wild, Wild East

Samos was lovely but we had to get a move on if we ever wanted to visit other islands. And so, on the afternoon of Saturday, 3rd June we released our lines and set course to Fournoi, a small little island a few miles southwest of Samos. But Aelos had other plans; we were caught…

Serene Samos

If I had to describe Samos in a few words, those would be peaceful, quiet, green, and serene. An island with rich history, wine production from ancient times, and homeland to Pythagoras, the famous mathematician, and Aristarchus of Samos, the known astronomer. But let me rewind first. The date is Friday, the 26th of May…

Ma(je)stic Chios and the “Richest” Greek Island

19/05/2023: We left at the first light heading south. What a trip! We sailed downwind, half wind, no wind (motor), and then finally downwind again while we were rounding the corner of our next destination: Oinousses. Entering Oinousses is quite spectacular, as the surrounding islets make the entrance almost hidden, the wind disappears and a…

In the birthplace of Sappho..

Despite our plans for Saturday, 13th May to spend it with our family friends and enjoy some seafood by the water, we instead released our mooring lines and set sail for Lesvos. Sailing life! Lesvos may have not been painted with the nicest colors in the last years due to the refugee situation but it…

Let me tell you about Lemnos..

Although we adored being on our private paradise island, the wind predictions were dire, meaning we had to get moving or otherwise we would be stuck in Chalkidiki for another week. And so we did, on Friday, 5th May, we put our anchor up and hoisted our sails with one reef on. If I had…

On the (water) road again..

Almost six months. Almost six months we spent in Thessaloniki, my hometown, surrounded by family and friends, enjoying sunny weather and tasty food. Months full of activities, trips, celebrations of Christmas and New Year, birthdays, and Easter. Months full of love and belonging, reconnecting and exploring. Half a year of our lives and it felt…