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Old 03-08-2011, 08:16   #1
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First Time in the Aegean

We are planning to cross the Aegean from Epidavros to Kos over two weeks starting mid September. Mindful of the meltemi's reputation what route would you recommend and are there any standout anchorages/harbours to stay? Many thanks. Kelvin
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:33   #2
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

If you've only got two weeks, I would be inclined to go Kithnos (Loutra harbour on the NE side); Ios; possible diversion to Thira/Santorini (marina on S side at Vlichada); Astypalia (new sheltered harbour there); Nisiros (must see the volcano!) and then up to Kos. That route should be on a reach all the way. Alternatively, from Ios you could go Amorgos, Kalymnos (both good harbours in the meltemi) then Kos. Details on all these are on the World Cruising Wiki. I'd be inclined to avoid the Serifos, Paros, Naxos route as the harbours are tiny and/or packed during the season. Good sailing!
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

well i dont rate kos at all personnely and from where you are coming from i would sail this way to kos syros naxos amorgos astypilia simi and if you want to look at how many yachts are in Naxos go to Naxos island Greece | Webcams | Information about Naxos > Cyclades Islands have good web cam
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

Many thanks for your prompt reply and good advice.
Very helpful.
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

Hi Kelvin.
Don't forget to visit Turkish coasts if you are planning to cruise in egean sea.
Especially Bodrum and Surrounding places are very nice.
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

With the Meltemi in mind I spose you want to keep up a bit.
We very much enjoyed Syros. The guide book says its terrible but its beautiful. Town is made of marble including the road pavements. Extraordinary.

This page of ours shows some pics of Syros, scroll down half way. Our Life At Sea - Sailing Yacht 'Sea Life'

We pass Naxos/Paros and didn't stop in but that looked great too.

I don't think too many mistakes can be made - everywhere would probably be interesting.

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Re: First Time in the Aegean

All of these corses work-one more thing the winds are a lot less frequent and severe in mid Sept on and in fact you may have no wind at all the time your there!-Rain is also possable then-
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

Hi,
Basically, I would say that it all depends on the winds....
Also I would not think to go to Thira (Santorini) as the marina is often full. Why don't you sail to Naousa (North of Paros, a beautiful place!) then sail down to the Little Cyclades ( well protected and still without big crowd then Amorgos...
You can see description of those places and lots of pictures in our site.
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Re: First Time in the Aegean

Paleonysos Kalymnos Island Palionysos


Sailing away from Vathy to the north side, you find this anchorage
You can moor stern to the pier. Some advice is provided by the Taverna owners.
The holding is good in 3/5 metters deep. Kalidonis Taverna is a tipical greek family example. Atention is very good. The price low. The anchorage is wide with cristal clear waters. Not so crowded as Vathy. 12 sept 2011
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