Embarking in the late afternoon in Paros, we are usually anchored in front of the small harbor of Paroikia. Welcome drink and accommodation in yours cabins; then, all together we're going to do the shopping at the nearby supermarket. In the evening, we go out to dinner in a typical Greek fish restaurant.
Today a long but fun downwind sailing headed in Ios. Coming out of the Gulf of Paroikia we pass the narrow (and very shallow water) between Paros and Anti Paros then we will stop for a swim and lunch between 3 small islands south of the strait, then an exciting downwind sailing to reach the port of Ios. A nice walk from the harbor will allow us to reach the Chora, a maze of narrow streets full of life. Dinner in the tavern.
We sails along the west coast of Ios until we get in the large bay of Manganari.
Lunch and bathrooms then travel a few miles in a bay accessible only by sea in the east coast. Dinner at bay
Long sailing with the wind from the back in one of the windiest place of the Aegean sea.
With our boat in these conditions we glides and is a great fun! Depending on weather conditions we will stop for a bath in a little bay in the south of Astypalea and then we will reach the anchorage where we will spend the night. Astypalea, the westernmost island of the Dodecanese, is shaped like a butterfly and is still quite untouched by tourism.
Relaxing afternoon in the bay and then in the afternoon a nice walk among the windmills, will allow us to reach the Chora, one of the most beautiful and untouched Aegean. Dinner in the tavern
After days of intense sailing, a relaxing day in Astypalea. We will drop anchor in front of Analipsi beach, and spend the day for bathing, walking and relaxing in the boat.
Another long, exhilarating sailing with the wind on a reach directed to Nisyros.
Lunch in navigation and we will arrive in the small harbour of Pali in the afternoun. Nisyros is one of the most beautiful islands in the Dodecanese and it is worth to rent a scooter or a car to see the inside and the volcano. Not to be missed: a visit to the Nikia village with its beautiful square, downhill inside the volcano(is not active, there are only fumaroles) and sunset at Emporio where there is a small restaurant with a few tables where you can enjoy a splendid sunset on the volcano. The restaurant run by a local family made a great food!
A short sail upwind allows us to reach Gyali, a small island occupied by a fascinating huge pumice quarry. Lunch in the bay and in the afternoon last sailing to Kefalos, Kos. Mundane evening with dinner at the restaurant
Breakfast and disembarkation.