Kaliméra. Ti kanété ?
Prestigious and worldwide leading New-Yorker travel publication*Condé Nast Traveller*has presented the 10 most beautiful countries in the world and it comes as no surprise that Greece has made it onto their most exclusive list. There you can find anything; beaches, montains, forests, some of the most ancient monuments in the world, beatiful cities such as Thessalonika, Nafplio e.t.c., beautiful islands, a proud welcoming people, friendly and helpful, and the list goes on and on. There is nothing that you can not find in Greece.
I would divise the Mediterranean into two natural areas even they were unified under the Roman Empire, the Latinate West and the Hellenistic East. In previous times Hellenistic-Byzantine & late Ottoman, Greek élites have played a vital role in Mediterranean.
In 2015 went to Lefkas where we rented a Marine Trader 44 Sundeck and hired a crew for exploring the coast of western Greece and its dreamy Ionian islands.
Last year in August I shipped my boat as deck cargo from France to Piraeus and back; loaded directly from the water by shore crane in cradle supplied by the carrier. As it was conventional deck cargo shipping, mast, radar, antennas and rigging were left intact. Nothing beats the feeling of being onboard your own vessel.
After a first stop in Ydra island and a short ferry ride to Ermioni we sailed Agean Sea and stunning Cyclades islands. Very surprised how the weather was perfectly not windy at this time of the year, a cruise in paradise.