I will start with the recent cruise around the Greek Islands in the Saronic Gulf. As expected when we arrived we were greeted by sunshine and and very warm temperature. We provisioned the boat accordingly and set sail on the saturday morning. Our first stop was the island of Aegina. It was a pleasant sail across and when there we moored up on the quayside and enjoyed the ambience that the place had to offer. In the evening the guests enjoyed drinks at a local bar some of whom consumed more than others (if you know what I mean?).
The following day had us heading to Epidavros which is only a small harbour but offers a view of Greece as it was many years ago. While here we stayed on anchor and some members decided to take a dip in the water. Unfortunately with being March although the weather was warm the sea temperature was still a tad on the cooler side which was made apparent by the noises made by the people jumping in.
After Epidavros we sailed the the island of Poros which is probably the most picturesque of of our destinations. It is a real greek picture postcard location and had the added bonus of not being too busy because we were relatively early in the season.
Our next stop was the island of Hydra which, believe it or not, doesn’t have any cars on the it. The mode of transport is still the donkey. Hydra is a really beautiful place and definitely worth a visit. Our final call was the small fishing port of Perdika before heading back to Athens. There is much, much more I could write about the cruise and probably will make a full feature on the website very soon. The cruise overall was a resounding success and I will be running two more in October.
The dates are October 10-17th and 17th – 24th. Both cruises are prices at £785 which includes all meals and airport transfers.