|The Dodecanese: Scattered along the coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese
are the most southerly group of Greek islands. They are the most
cosmopolitan archipelago, with an eastern influence present in
their architecture. They were the last territorties to be incorporated
into modern Greece. The climate of these islands stays hot well
into autumn, providing a long season in which to swim, snorkel
and enjoy the beaches. We also visited Santorini, a volcanic
island in the Cyclades. This island erupted in 1450 BC, forming
Santorini's cresent shape. This is a stunning island with whitewashed
villages clinging to volcanic cliffs above black sand beaches.
We stayed at and recommend the Mina
Villas, overlooking the caldera.
||Itinary: Our sailing itinary: We chartered from FYLY
using a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36.2 provided by The Moorings on
Kos. From Kos we sailed to Pserimos where we anchored for a swim,
and then sailed north to the bay of Palionsos on the Island of
Kalimnos. From Palionsos we sailed north to Baia Panteli on the
Island of Leros. From Leros we sailed north and west to Patmos.
From Patmos we sailed east to Arki. From Arki we sailed south
the Lipsi where we anchored for one night at Baia Sud. From Lipsi
we sailed south to Telendos, a small island on the west side
of Kalimnos. We then sailed south to Porto Kaliminos, We stopped
at Pserimos again for a swim on our way back to Kos. This was
a two-week charter.