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Nomós Kykládon

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  • Day24

    Mit dem Bus zu...

    Yesterday in Greece

    ... Den Häusern mit den blauen Dächern - Oia. Bei bestem Wetter und wenig Menschen, dankbar das die Saison vorüber ist. 😊

    Es durfte zur Mittagspause auch kein Tzaziki fehlen, mjami. Blöd nur das wir auf dem Rückweg nicht mehr in den Bus passten, da er schon voll war. Wir haben uns ein Taxi mit zwei Amerikaner geteilt, typisch griechisch durften wir zu viert hinten sitzen😄 naja, nur roch ich leicht nach knoblauch 🙈 dafür waren wir in 15 Minuten zurück in Thira, anstatt in 30 Minuten, der Taxifahrer musste noch zum airport - gut für uns 😉 somit blieb uns noch Zeit, den Eselweg zu Fuß zu gehen, anstatt die Seilbahn zu nehmen. Die Mulis taten mir etwas Leid und hab sie ein wenig hinterm Ohr gekrault. 😊Read more

  • Day554

    Trip to Paros

    October 21 in Greece

    We haven’t been in touch as data credit low so only posting when in cafes! Well the forecast for leaving Patmos was good and so was the trip initially but once we left the extensive shelter of the island it was yet again very folly. The wind should have been behind us but the waves were beam on, not great. We arrived in Levitha early afternoon, this is the same island we used on our way East but we arrived in the dark and had to leave early the next day to avoid a storm. We were the first yacht to arrive and chose our bobber, later on there were 10 other yachts on moorings, as per pilot book, local guy came out to collect mooring fees and ask if we would be eating at his taverna. We weren’t sure there had been was very good and very bad reports on captains mate forum. We took a walk on the island and ended up at the ‘taverna’ the guys house. He farms goats and sheep and makes associated products as well as a market garden for taverna and growing crop for sheep to eat, it all looked really nice so after a chat about life on the island, while we waited for other yachties to arrive, we stopped for Greek salad and lamb stew it was delicious. The island has been in his family for 8 generations and although a hard life he enjoys it only issue is that now kids are school age they and mother live off island during term time, but on the island are the guys parents and his brother as well as randomly 2 Pakistani workers (well that’s where they said they were from!).
    From Levitha to a bay on the North coast of Amorgos in the lea of a large uninhabited island, and yes it was very sheltered, crossing better as I could see our goal so could steer for a lot of journey. The channel between the islands southern tip and the mainland was a bit shallow 8foot at one point. It was a shame it was overcast here, it looked like it might rain, as I think in the sunshine it would be stunning turquoise water golden sand going to sleep to the gentle sound of goats bells.
    Next day we moved on again this time we headed back towards Schinoussa we were going to go to Iraklia but pilot book said not very sheltered in forecast wind direction. Schinoussa was a lot quieter than last time as lots of cafes and restaurants were closed but still a lovely place. We took a longish walk and acquired a dog, we tried to visit the southern most headland on foot but it appears private. While at the restaurant a pickup truck party arrived, like a bus party only more suited to island roads. While eating John counted 11 cats, they were being occasionally moved on by a very ugly bull dog but the cats were winning.
    Onwards again still west this time towards the south coast of Paros, once in the lea it was a nice trip we went all the way across the south coast and headed up the West passing between Paros and Antiparos depth not a lot, in places less than 15foot with rocks wrecks and sailing dinghies to avoid and it was misty so we couldn’t make out the far transit mark but we got through and are now in the capital of Paros anchored up as no room in small marina.
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  • Day554

    Paros

    October 21 in Greece

    We are here for two nights as again forecast not great and then we plan on heading towards Sifnos then Serifos as we head back towards the mainland. I took a gentle jog this morning and we are now wandering the streets of the old town or ‘ancient settlement’ as it is labelled on the street signs. It is picturesque as is usual for Greece there are a lot of churches winding alleys white buildings and bougainvillea, though not many flowers left on some of it. Will post this for now but may add to it later.Read more

  • Day514

    Santorini photos

    September 11 in Greece

    While in Santorini we didn’t have a lot of time but we saw Thira the main town and walked down to the old harbour passing all the donkeys, I suggested to John we could walk back up but ‘no way’ was the response so we used the cable car, funicular to get back up, without our overnight bag I might have given it a go but would definitely have been dripping at the top.

  • Day500

    Syros - Hermoupolis

    August 28 in Greece

    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 in Greece

    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

  • Day507

    Ancient Delos

    September 4 in Greece

    Fortunately the wind had died by this morning so we motored around to Delos and anchored up so we could visit the ruins of Ancient Delos, they, the archaeologists and government, have partially restored the buildings and roads in some places so you get a really good feel for what life was like B.C. Delos was the site of both temples and towns so ordinary life as well as displays of grandeur. It is incredible what they could do 2000+ years ago with the big water reservoirs under each house and the water flows under the floor for fresh and not so fresh water. The views from the top of the hill, yes I made John climb it too, were beautiful you could see different islands in each direction and the turquoise water around the island itself were stunning we could see where we had been the night before, to the West, and Mýkonos Town to the North East.Read more

  • Day507

    Mykonos Town

    September 4 in Greece

    Hello so from Delos we headed to South Bay on Mykonos, the bay was as the pilot book had promised very busy with a lot of permanent moorings but we found room to sneak in, there was music from the shore but fortunately it wasn’t loud even in the night. We spent most of the afternoon watching a charter boat with Lithuanians on board wander around the bay first they were stern too on a mooring bouy, then bow to on another one, then drifting out of the bay with the four crew swimming rapidly after it, they caught it before it hit anything thankfully and then spent an hour try to tie up properly to a mooring we think they dragged the first one so went to another and tied up and immediately launched the dinghy and off they went! Apart from being the Mediterranean’s answer to Ibiza Mykonos is famous for the number of churches it has. It is rumoured that every family on the island has their own private church, they usually have red roofs, resulting in over 400 island wide.
    The next day we spent 25 mins waiting for the bus to Mykonos Town and just as we gave up the bus arrived. On the 20 min journey I counted 24 churches. The Town was as expected, busy with throngs of tourists following people with brollies in the air. It was also expensive E3 for a Nescafé frappe! We saw the famous windmills and lots of other idyllic shots of white washed homes with blue shutters and if you headed a little up hill in the town suddenly the tourists disappeared.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Nomós Kykládon, Nomos Kykladon, Κυκλάδες, Kikladi, Kykladane, Kykladene, Cyklady, Cíclades, Cicladele, Киклады, Kyklady, Киклади, Kykladerna, ซิคละดีส, Cyclades, Kiklad Adaları, Кіклади, 基克拉泽斯

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