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Summer 2022

Our Own Private Volcano

Nisyros is one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese archipelago. It was created after a volcanic explosion, many thousands of years ago and has formed into an almost perfect circle with a diameter of approximately 8 km. The island is known for its active volcano that has one of the world’s largest hydrothermal craters. […]

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Summer 2022

Exploring the Dodecanese

After a week at Leros we finally headed out of the bay. The strong winds of the meltemi had calmed down a little but there was still a force 5 northerly wind blowing. The sails went straight up and with one reef in each we had a lively downwind sail at 6-7 kts. Lots of […]

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Summer 2022

Leros

Leros is one of twelve islands in the crescent shaped Dodecanese archipelago. According to myth, Leros island was where the ancient Greek goddess of hunting, Artemis, would go hunting, thanks to the island’s large deer population. We moored on the harbour wall in Lakki which is towards the south west of the island. Lakki is […]

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Summer 2022

Amorgos

Amorgos is the easternmost and one of the smaller islands of the Cyclades group. It is very beautiful surrounded by lovely golden beaches, clear water and traditional houses and churches, however, with no airport and a fairly long ferry journey to reach it, it is one of the less popular islands for tourists. We moored […]

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Summer 2022

Picture Postcard Greece

After a quiet couple of days in Despotiko we headed 14 nm north back through the channel between Paros and Antiparos, avoiding the rocks, to Parikia on the west coast of Paros. Parikia is the capital town and main port on the island, ferries run frequently from here to all parts of Greece. The town […]

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Summer 2022

Peacocks and Deer

Ormos Kalamakiou was quite industrial with views of many refinery works, but it was well protected and after a restful night at anchor we motored out of the bay passing some big ships anchored outside waiting to be loaded up. Our course was set to travel 25 nm to a bay on the north west […]