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  • Day29

    Day on the beach

    September 3, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Well. maybe not a whole day as we are taking it easy and having slow starts. After all it is a holiday!

    After a breakfast out on the balcony we headed off and caught a bus to a beach called Kini. One of the best things is that it is not busy and so it is much easier getting a bus seat and a seat right on the beach for lunch. We had a lovely lunch and then sat on the beach. I went for a walk along the edge of the hill, but it was a bit of a goat track and dangerous in thongs. We moved to some banana lounges on the beach and Pete taught the waitress how to make espresso martini’s! We watched the sunset and then headed back.

    For dinner we found a lovely little restaurant and had a talk with the owners who are ready to sell their restaurant! No we are not interested but it was interesting how hospitality industry wears people out.

    Lovely relaxing day.
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  • Day500

    Syros - Hermoupolis

    August 28, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Today we woke to cloud cover, the first we have experienced for ages, so decided we could risk some sightseeing and headed by bus to Hermoupolis, the island’s main town. The bus took a fairly circuitous route and we have now seen most of the west coast of Syros and can confirm that there are some lovely rental apartments and boutique hotels. Hermoupolis was bigger than I had expected with a large dry dock, various ferry docks a town quay and a couple of marinas. We mooched around the old town and climbed the hill to one of the many churches ⛪, we also looked at quite a few others before managing to buy some GF bread for Johns breaker tomorrow. For the last couple of days he has had to have a GF granola cereal, for him that’s a big step 😉.Read more

  • Day500

    Finikas on Syros

    August 28, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Hello again
    Well the trip from Lavrion passed without incident, we went from the bay, where we left the boat and did some more supermarket shopping, to Olympic Marina to fill up with fuel and water then headed south east around the bottom of Nisos Makronisos. This island is long and thin with very little vegetation, we did see goats and the remains of properties but none seemed to be inhabited. We arrived at Nisos Kea and anchored with quite a few others in Ormos Pisses which our pilot book incorrectly told us would provide shelter from the Southerly swell. There was a lot of new development on the island but unlike the concrete cubes and villas on the mainland coast this was much more sympathetic with a lot of it being stone clad and blending well. Wehad an enjoyable afternoon dipping in and out of the water and settled for the night. Unfortunately by 0500, the swell was getting really uncomfortable, not quite at the point where we were rolling out of bed but things we had left on the draining board were falling over so we were up before the sun ☀️ and heading south down the coast of Kea and then South East to Nisos Kythnos and we anchored up in the first bay we came to on the east side of the island being Ormos Loutra sheltered from the south by Ag Ioannis headland, we were there by 0800. It was a lovely location, a couple of houses on the valley sides, one in the bay and of course the obligatory church/chapel on the headland. Again more sympathetic developments. We spent a full 24hours here swimming and snorkelling (there were actually a few different sorts of fish to see) before moving on to our current location Finikas on Nisos Syros. Syros is the capital of the Cyclades Islands and Finikas is a natural harbour on the West coast with good protection from the Meltemi, and this time the pilot book was right.Read more

  • Day4

    Kurzer Stopp in Fonikas

    June 12, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Die Jungs sind Unruhegeister. Ohne Frühstück wollen sie ablegen. Zum Glück war ich früher auf und hatte schon Kaffee gekocht und getrunken.
    So waren wir schon recht früh am Nachmittag auf Syros. Wegen sinkendem Bierpegel im Kühlschrank steuerten wir Fonikas an. Die Außenmole war schon ziemlich voll, aber wir haben ja nicht viel Tiefgang und fanden einen guten Platz dicht unter Land.
    Leider hatte der Supermarkt gerade Managementwechsel. So mussten die Jungs ganz weit latschen. Ich lud derweil die Batterien mit Landstrom auf und füllte den Wassertank auf, als der Hafenmeister das Wasser einschaltete. Der Wasserdruck war niedrig, so dass das fast eine Stunde dauerte. Ich wollte mir eine Schweppesdose aus dem Kühlschrank holen. Durch das viele Eis, was noch von Perdika in der Kühltruhe lag, war diese aber so aufgebläht, dass sie bei der Berührung explodierte. Der Deckel traf mich am Bauch und das tat richtig weh.
    Derweil waren auch die Jungs erschöpft wieder da und wollten nur noch weg in eine Bucht.
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  • Day4

    Ankerm vor Vari auf Syros

    June 12, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Nachdem wir von Fonikas abgelegt hatten, motorten wir schnell ums Eck und gingen bei Sonnenuntergang in der großen, geschützten Bucht vor Vari im Süden der Insel Syros vor Anker. Einige Tavernen am Strand funkelten. Aber das ansprechendste Lokal war die Taverne Achladi im kleinen Fischerhafen. Wir legten direkt vor unserem Tisch mit dem Schlauchboot an. Das Essen war Spitze. Ich hatte Ziegenkäsetart mit karamelisierten Zwiebeln. Boh, ich hättte mich rein legen können. So lecker war das. Auch die Jungs hatten gutes Essen gewählt, lokale Spezialitaten, und waren begeistert.Read more

  • Day5

    Pointe nord Syros

    January 4, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Dernière petite balade au nord de Syros, on profite de quelques rayons de soleil avant de prendre le ferry vers le Piree, dernière semaine direction le Peloponese.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Syros-Ermoupoli, Syros-Ermoupoli, Σύρος

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