Milos – Kimolos & Pollonia

Kimolos; no, Kim hasn’t adopted a Greek name. This is a small island on the North Eastern side of Milos, and where we decided to spend the day. Kimolos can be reached after getting a bus ride from Adamas to Pollonia (20 min), and then a half hour ferry over to the island. Pretty simple….

Milos – North Coast

There’s a few places we had short-listed to see on the north coast of the island, so we set aside one day to hit them all. We caught a 10am bus to the first stop, Sarakiniko. Whilst it had a pleasant beach and clear waters to swim in, which we did for a while, this…

Milos – South Coast

Yesterday our hotel told us about a company that organizes half day boat tours around the island. As the south west and west sides of the island can only be reached by boat, we decided to book the tour for the afternoon from 3 to 8pm to avoid the punishing peak sun and enjoy some…

Milos – Klima & Plaka

Today we headed to Milos. An early wake up (6am alarm), a packed train and 1.5 hour trip saw us reach Athens airport and make our way to another beautiful Greek island. For some reasons our Sky Express ticket gave us access to the lounge, where we enjoyed a nice breakfast. A nice surprise from…

Athens – Stadium, Acropolis museum & Lycabettus Hill

After booking the Acropolis Museum for a 12 – 2pm entry (to minimise time in the midday sun), we needed something to see beforehand. No time for lazy mornings here! The perfect solution was the Panathenaic Stadium, just a 2km walk away (via our quickly found favourite coffee shop, of course). This stadium was pretty…

Athens – The Acropolis

After our final night in Plataria and an emotional goodbye to Selene the dog, we set sail back to Corfu for our last night with the Sailing Holidays crew and Linda & Martin. The sailing day was pretty long as Plataria was actually quite a way from Gouvia Marina, but we returned to Corfu safely…

A week on a sailing boat – Sivota Mourtos & Plataria

Now time to leave lovely Gaios and head to Sivota Mourtos to re-join the group. Exiting Gaios harbour on the north side (we entered from the south the day before) was lovely as we got to see the town from the water. Such a nice spot. Really recommend Paxos, it’s a very beautiful island from…

A week on a sailing boat – Paxos island

After our early morning briefing for the day ahead, we headed to Lakka, a little bay on the north side of Paxos island. This time, sailing was very smooth. I even had a little snooze and some great reading time. After a couple of hours sailing and a lunch in the middle of the Ionian…

A week on a sailing boat – Corfu & Ormiskos Valtou

We had an amazing 3 weeks in Italy. We saw beautiful landscapes and historical sites, had near death experiences driving, and great food. But now is the time to move on and start sailing around the Greek Islands. We’ve sailed before with Nick’s dad Martin and step mum Linda and had great fun, so when…