Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-02-2016, 01:59   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Underway in the Med -
Boat: Jeanneau 40 DS SoulMates
Posts: 1,904
Images: 1
Re: Greek Islands

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandy Beaches View Post
Thanks to all. Very helpful. I have heard a lot of the refugees from Turkey and north Africa have made Kos and nearby islands a bit problematic. Do I need to take this into account?
NO -- last year we sailed from Tunisia to Sicily and around to Albania down to Corfu and across to Turkey - we say lots of migrants along the way on various islands and the Greeks are trying to keep them kinda isolated in camps away from populated areas. The only place we saw them on a water front was Kos and the police had great security and no issues and just before we left Kos the police moved them out also.

So not a problem with migrants.
__________________

__________________
just our thoughts and opinions
chuck and svsoulmates
In Marmaris Turkey for the winter
chuckr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 08:54   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Kas Turkey
Boat: Catalina 42 MKII
Posts: 1
Re: Greek Islands

Refugees are no problem in Greece. Their only wish is go north to Germany et. al. as quickly as possible. If they engaged in any misbehavior, that resulted in the police being called - they would be sent back to Syria/Iraq/Afgan....
__________________

__________________
dsleyland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2016, 04:16   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Melbourne Australia
Boat: Wauquiez Centurion 40s
Posts: 14
Send a message via Skype™ to Sandy Beaches
Re: Greek Islands

Thankyou all. We are now deep in planning and thought. The sailing looks and sounds wonderful. Its been on the bucket list for a long time. I shall let you know how I go. I'll order the book as suggested. It will be valuable. Gotta love people like you all.
__________________
Sandy Beaches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2016, 10:33   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Turkey, Greece
Boat: Moody 44
Posts: 108
Re: Greek Islands

We have kept our boat in the Eastern Med for the past 13 years. Never been asked to show it but ICC is regarded as acceptable proof of competence.
We've sailed mostly in the Dodecanese or Turkish coast as Cyclades can be a little frisky for us in high Summer. JIMB's site is a useful guide and I would agree with most of his opinions of the individual islands
__________________
affinite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 03:28   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gold Coast, Australia, cruising Mediterranean
Boat: Helia44
Posts: 12
Re: Greek Islands

Whatever you decide, listen to dlymn, he rocks the Ionian.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
Summersail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2016, 13:06   #21
Registered User
 
seafarer3's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 8
Re: Greek Islands

Have a thought for sporades, really amazing scenery and no migrant issue so far. Skiathos Skopelos Allonisos and the water park.

Sent from my HTC Desire 610 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
seafarer3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2016, 13:13   #22
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Re: Greek Islands

Quote:
Originally Posted by seafarer3 View Post
Have a thought for sporades, really amazing scenery and no migrant issue so far. Skiathos Skopelos Allonisos and the water park.
That's my destination this year

I'm not sure the raw beauty is better than the Cyclades but having some greenery for a year will be nice. I'd kind of guess it's like the Ionian's with better wind.
__________________

__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
greek islands

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking newest tips on sailing back & forth among Turkish & Greek islands YOG Europe & Mediterranean 17 24-03-2011 13:41
Itinerary for Greek Islands - Help ? nbruce Europe & Mediterranean 7 07-06-2010 08:28
From UK to Greek Islands fercho6666 Europe & Mediterranean 3 02-06-2010 11:56
Travelling Through the Greek Islands boatman61 Europe & Mediterranean 7 28-05-2010 07:58
Sailing & Yoga reteat in the Greek Islands Ram Fishing, Recreation & Fun 0 30-04-2009 03:37



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.