Its more fun to do it without cruising guides
, especially those that have restaurants listed (at a price) The thing about cruising here in the med as elsewhere is the fun of discovery, if you follow the cruising guides
you will follow other cruisers, same anchorages
, same ideas, same rip-off artists waiting... It is better to follow your nose, speak to the locals, see where they go on weekends on their boats, then go there during the week. Another, "Must" is, you must NOT plan too far ahead, 10 days is enough of a horizon, you will meet other boats in anchorages
that have come the other way, ask them about their last port, and they will ask you about yours. Do NOT rush it. The sights and history
are densely packed, there is 4000 years of history
here, take your time, make friends, kick back and enjoy. Take a look at our web page, there are many photos, Lat/Longs of actual anchorages and comments.
, its not called the Motorterranian sea for nothing. There are few gradient winds, and most of the weather
is "local". Start looking at med weather
trends online before you get here. We have sailed under spinnaker
in 15 knots westerly, and later that day had 4 reefs
and a storm jib
beating into 70 knots, while 25 miles away friends were having a BBQ.