Category Archives: Greece

Italy and Croatia

With a month left in the cruising season and just 200 miles to go to our final destination of Dubrovnik, we sat in Corfu and weighed our options. Directly north of Greece on the way to Croatia is Albania. According … Continue reading

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Santorini, Astipálaia and the Turkish Coast

August Cruising Despite pleas from friends and relatives, veiled behind dodgy weather forecasts, we slipped quietly out of the port of Hania, Crete at 0630 on the morning of the 2nd and headed northeast. We had begun to trust weather … Continue reading

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Greece: From the Aegean to the Ionian

From the Turkish town of Cesme it was a short, eight-mile hop back to Greece and the island of Chios. We slipped away early in the morning before the mighty Meltemi began to blow and we found plenty of space … Continue reading

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The Isle of Crete

The two most difficult things about Crete for us was getting there and leaving-both for completely different reasons. If the Meltemi tries to keep you out, the wonderful people, beautiful landscape and sumptuous food won’t let you go. We departed … Continue reading

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Finike, Turkey to the Isle of Karpathos, Greece

After a wonderful eight-month summer in New Zealand, we’re once again cruising on Moonshadow. We’re back in the Greek Isles and happy to be exploring some new and interesting cruising waters. I’ll hit the rewind button for a minute … Continue reading

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The Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades group of islands is situated in the center of the Aegean and is so named because they surround the little island of Delos, just to the west of the holiday mecca of Míkonos. In ancient times, Delos was … Continue reading

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Greek Isles-The Dodecanese

We arrived at Mandráki Harbor on the Island of Ródhos on 26 July after a lumpy overnight motor-sail from Paphos in Cyprus. Ródhos is one of the easternmost of the Greek Isles and the largest in the Dodecanese, the group … Continue reading

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