Aegean Sea

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  • Day9

    Greece - Turkey

    June 12, 2018, Aegean Sea ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Given I was to have an unexpected 2nd day on Lesbos, I thought I would try and see some more of the island. However there was no tourist office, and timetables of the local bus service were all Greek to me. I spoke to a young guy who seemed to know about transport and it turned out he was a refugee from Syria. He had been in Greece two years with a condition he could not leave the island. Well there are worse places to be stuck, I suppose. He suggested the best way to see some of the island was to hire a car - so that’s what I did. Fifteen minutes later I was driving my little blue Micra across the centre of the island heading north. It really was beautiful scenery - very green and mountainous in places. I traveled to Molivos - a medieval town with an impressive fortress atop. The day was very hot again and so I headed for another beach. Again a warning about naturist bathing but this time another sign ‘No textiles’. As the bay was completely deserted I thought, what the hell - when in Rome... The sheep grazing on the cliff tops above probably thought ‘the water must be awfully cold.’

    At the edge of the beach there was a small white building offering thermal baths. The large woman in charge resembled a Greek Bloody Mary who smiled and gestured to me to come in ‘you like?’ After I paid my 4 Euros, the smile disappeared and she barked instructions - ‘cold shower, then hot bath then again four times’. The hot spring bath was a pleasant experience but very, very hot. After the third time I couldn’t stand the heat of the bath any longer and made for the exit. ‘I say four times’ bawled Bloody Mary, and I meekly returned to the steaming cauldron. This time I was joined by a topless young woman wearing nothing but a g-string who proceeded to perform various double jointed athletic positions along the tiny poolside. The temperature rose further.

    The views driving back down the East coast of the island with the Aegean sea on your left were absolutely spectacular - although riddled with hairpin bends.

    I boarded the rescheduled tiny Turyol ferry at 18.00 and it was farewell to Greece - hello Turkey.
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  • Day3

    Sfakáki Bucht

    June 15, 2019, Aegean Sea ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Wir hatten von einer kleinen Bucht gelesen, die wunderschön sein sollte: Sfakáki.
    Also fragten wir uns ein Stück weit durch, gingen die Straße vom Strand zurück zur Haltestelle und fuhren dann mit dem Bus weiter.
    Da wir ein 5-Tage Ticket gekauft hatten, mussten wir uns zumindest keine Gedanken um die Fahrkarte machen. Wenn man viel in Athen herum fährt, z.B. nach Piräus, lohnt sich das Ticket wirklich.

    Das Wasser der Bucht ist wunderschön Blau, man kann an der Strandpromenade gut spazieren gehen und findet viele Restaurants, die vor allem Fisch anbieten.
    Die Bucht selber ist sehr steinig und der Großteil ist ohne Schatten.
    Nach einigem herum klettern fanden wir aber doch ein angenehmes Plätzchen.
    Der Weg ins Wasser ist teils rutschig und nicht ganz ungefährlich, wir waren aber in der Nähe eines Griechen der dort ebenfalls schwimmen ging und uns zeigte wo wir am besten ins Wasser gehen könnten.
    Es war ein wenig beängstigend, da es dort niemanden gibt der aufpasst.
    Trotzdem war es sehr schön eine Weile dort zu sitzen. Wir hatten uns einen guten Platz ausgesucht und schauten hinaus auf das Meer und die Wellen.
    Als es langsam dunkler wurde gingen wir die Promenade entlang und kehrten in ein kleines Restaurant ein.
    Ich kaufte Calamaris und die Portion war so groß, dass ich sie gar nicht geschafft habe.
    Der Kellner war unglaublich freundlich (ist ja oft so), gab uns Tipps zum Essen, beriet meine Freundin zum Bier und sprach über die Schönheit der griechischen Inseln.
    Und unsere Schönheit ;)
    Hört man immer gerne :D
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  • Day23

    Auf Seeeee

    October 21, 2018, Aegean Sea ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Heute hieß es wieder vorarbeiten für den nächsten Reisewechsel in Paräraus und danach gab's einen ausgiebigen Mittagsschlaf😊

    Abends war ich endlich mal wieder beim Sport, auf dem Laufband und an den Geräten. Danach gings weiter in den Fitnessraum für etwas yoga und Dehnübungen. 😃 Danach bin ich spontan mit Myrek zum Tanzunzerricht gegangen, der für die Crew angeboten worden ist. Yeah hat das Spaß gemacht, sogar Tango war dabei 💃Read more

  • Day6

    Lee Bee Doo

    August 8, 2019, Aegean Sea ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Da tuckert man so langsam von Richtung Hydra kommend auf Kap Sounion zu und sichtet ein rotes Segelboot. "Ah, das ist die Lee Bee Doo!" rufe ich und meine Mitsegler gucken etwas verwirrt. Was, wo? Libido?
    Toll, wenn man Bekannte auf hoher See trifft.

  • Day31

    Crazy 9 countdown

    July 20, 2016, Aegean Sea ⋅ 🌬 26 °C

    Up this morning at 9 am to pack.

    Oh but before that, we were woken up by a maid at 7 that came into our room thinking that we had already checked out.

    We finished our last pack for Europe 2016.... How bitter sweet.... on second thought.. just bitter.. We're not ready to come home just yet :(

    We went to store our luggage so we could hang out, get food & enjoy the last of Santorini we could.

    We went to the beach where we put our feet in the black sand for the last time.

    We got some lunch at this place along the water where there were some cats hanging out. We figured out that one of the cats had kittens under the deck. We told the owner & he said he had been looking for them for 2 weeks.

    Our waitress was the sweetest ever. When we left, she gave us traditional Greek plates that you smash at weddings. Hopefully it wont break in my bag on the way home.

    We went back to the villa to get our shuttle to Thira port.

    We arrived there around 2:45 so we definitely had some time to kill. We grabbed a coffee and a snack at this cafe along the peer where we ended up staying the whole time. We played some cards to pass the time.

    A lot of cards... Our ferry was at 5:50

    It didn't show up until 6:50.

    Its okay because once we get to Athens at 4:30am, we are going to be homeless until our flights at 11:30 & 12:30.

    We are now on our way, trying to deal with the rough waters.

    Stay tuned ;)

    Frick&Frack
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  • Day27

    Athens

    October 7, 2019, Aegean Sea ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Up early this morning to beat the crowds! First up - the Acropolis.. so many temples to multiple gods, the most impressive was the Parthenon. It was easy to see why Paul choose to preach from Mars Hill/Areopagus though.. Just a plain rocky outcrop..a stark contrast to the ridiculous showy shrines to every god they could think of.. even, as it says in Acts 17.. one to the unknown god..in case they accidentally missed one 🤔

    Then we wandered through the Roman Agora, Hadrian's library and the ancient Greek Agora..the biggest building was the Stoa.. which was a place for Athenians to meet, shop and conduct business.
    We also saw more beautiful architecture in the Athens cathedral, built in 1842.. But again couldn't help feeling how over the top and showy it all was.. compared to Mars Hill. We were reminded of the fact that God doesn't dwell in temples made by man(Acts 17) ..but in our hearts.

    Change of pace..boarded our cruise ship and had dinner before setting sail for the islands 😁 Eep!!
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  • Day11

    Op weg naar Kreta...

    October 2, 2018, Aegean Sea ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Vandaag de laatste dag in Santorini. Nu ik dit schrijf zit ik op de boot richting Kreta. Maar het zal laat zijn bij aankomst en dan nog 2,5 uur rijden naar Chania. Vandaag ben ik er weer alleen op uitgetrokken. Wandeling gemaakt van Fira langs de klif naar Imerovigli en terug. Prachtige dag en man wat een view. Ook zotte hotels met zwembadjes en jacuzzis met panorama zicht. Ik ben ook nog een rots opgeklommen, letterlijk want de laatste meters was geen pad meer en moest ik echt klauteren naar de top. Maar man wat een amazing view over heel Santorini! Het was het waard! Tegen vier uur richting hotel en nu dus de ferry op. Tot morgen maar weer.Read more

  • Day3

    Überfahrt nach Palea

    October 23, 2017, Aegean Sea ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück starteten wir bei strahlendem☀️.
    Chillig auf dem Sonnendeck. Leider zog es sich dann zu und der Wind ließ nach, dass wir unter Motor das letzte Stück zurück legen. Der Captain sucht nach einem geeigneten Liegeplatz.

  • Day10

    Lets hope it dont blow - Santorini

    August 26, 2018, Aegean Sea ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    This morning we sailed into Santorini we are all up early as we are anchored off shore with boats to take us in, today’s excursion is to visit a volcano and swim in a hot volcanic spring, weather is a little bit cloudy but hot already at 7 am and due to get warmer about 33 today.
    Although a little bit of a confusing start we were in the lounge whilst Andrew patiently waiting for a tender ticket. We found each other eventually and off we went to board the tender. We got comfy and ready to journey to the Volcano only to find we needed to change boats and take one that could be off the set of Poldark. It was a little choppy and Lillian wasn’t keen on the motion ( whimpering like a dog). I kept an eye on Nyah knowing that she can struggle whilst Maisie look nonchalant. We arrived at Nei Kameni ( the volcano - known by the locals as xxxxx) the cove was quite small so we needed to moor alongside another boat and then hop along the boats to get to the jetty ( feeling very pirate like!).
    We were put in the second group and struck gold. We had Hara (aka Mama Joy) and she has been a tour guide for 25 years. Her knowledge was outstanding but with an excellent sense of humour and an element of craziness (reminding the girls of our very own Grandma Hody). She made sure we all had water and could take our time to climb the Volcano. A walk in the park for Nyah (unfortunately my promise not to take her up a mountain not to even mention a volcano was broken) who pointed out how treacherous her conditions were but i have to admit walking in knee deep shingle in the dark made this climb easy peasy. Lillian on the other hand didn’t quite take it in her stride voicing her feelings all the way! I’m too hot, I need a drink, Please can you put your feet together (a request to make a perch - which has tickled Nyah and takes me back to when lillian was little and needed to sit down as this was my attempt at keeping her off the floor although have been times this trip where she has though ‘Meh!’ What the hell.
    Anyway back to the Volcano, the views over Santorini were spectacular and taking photos just didn’t do it justice. When we got to the top Mama Joy dug a hole and you could feel the heat (hot enough to cook) and could see the steam (sulphur). Whilst at the top we had time to explore and go to the highest point and somehow take a random path back down (giving me a few palpitations that we were going to end up nowhere near the boat) thankfully leading us back to where we started. Getting back onboard we had to cross 3 boats pirate fashion. We did a short sail to the Volcanic springs at another volcano (now dormant). The ship moored about 100m from the springs so we needed to jump off the boat and swim in the normal sea to get to the springs which Lillian found a little fearful. First she was concerned about the fish so I firmly said there weren’t any. Poor love was shaking the deck hand asked if she needed a ring (which was declined) after a shakey climb down the ladder she finally let go and swam to Andrew who had spectacularly jumped in with his goggles on top his head (oops) despite the groans she did so well and made it to the spring. The normal sea temp was refreshing but swimming into the springs was lovely (like a big bath) we had a paddle and then headed back. Despite the offer of help from us all Lils got into her stride and swam all the way back, glad to get back onboard. Andrew struggled to get back on the boat in his words (I’m not flexible to get my leg that high) it was a challenge as you nearly had to your feet to chest level and hoist yourself up - whilst being watched by a group of people treading water in a line). Maisie was happy to let every Tom, Dick and Harry board showing off her years of swimming classes how adept she was to keeping afloat. Finally all onboard we hear the cry “there is fish”. Yep loads of them
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Aegean Sea, Ägäisches Meer, Aigaíon Pélagos, Aiyaíon Pélagos, Ege Denizi, Egėjo jūra, Mare Egeo, Mar Egeo, Mer Égée, Αιγαίο Πέλαγος, Егейське море, Эгейское море

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