Originally Posted by Palarran
That's some good information from everybody - thank you. I just received my Greek Waters Pilot and spent quite a few hours last night reading it. The more I imagine my trip, the more I think I'm better to visit fewer islands for longer periods. Like three days instead of 1, afterall, there are a lot of islands
I'm still looking forward to posting
and getting some advise from all of you. Thank you again.
I have visited all Greek Islands
south of Andros and my top 10 are :
Santorini (but go to the harbour in Ios and take the speedferry, unless your keel
is less than 1,6 meter you go to the the Vlikhada harbour. Hire a car to visit Oia.)
Nisiros : and visit the Vulcano
Symi : and hire a scooter to drive around the island (panormitis)
Paros : visit Naoussa, anchor
in the northern bay but first have a look at the harbour; you might find a place on the outside pier if you are lucky in the morning (beware of your rudder
, go bows to)
Naxos : well equipped harbour and a very nice town
Astypalaia : Vathy - very peacefull with one little restaurant, plenty of room to anchor
or go to the pier.
Kalymnos : Vathy (best to anchor or going to the pier as close as possible towards the sea)
Schoinoussa : the west bay
Levitha : try to arrive not later than 11 am to fin yourself a buoy. Anchoring
in the bay on the westside is possible but I cannot recommand.
Mykonos : the town is worth a visit, well equipped harbour
Kythnos Loutra : and take a bath in the hotsprings running in the sea
Paxoi : on the westcoast of Greece (Ionic islands) on your way to Croatia
, but that is another story ...
And don't go to :
Leros : Lakki