I have had this on my bucket list for a while now. Ever since a friend of mine told me of her beautiful sailing trip through Greece, I’ve always known I’d someday have to do the same so I feel fortunate to have spent a week sailing with Med Sailors through the Greek islands and be able to share it with you!
We started off with a night in Athens and a morning exploring the Acropolis and the Plaka neighbourhood that surrounds it before heading to the port to set sail with Med Sailors and get settled into our cabin. The boats are beautiful and surprisingly spacious and I was thrilled we even had our own en suite bathroom! We sailied with quite a few boats, 10 in total so you can imagine we were quite a big group of travellers at dinner time. We all had dinner the first night together but the other nights were free and we chose to explore our own little romantic spots in each port to enjoy the stunning sunsets and winding streets of each sea town.
We visited the islands of Agistri, Ermioni, Hydra, Spetses, Poros, Perdika which is called the Greece Explorer route (here) and I have to say that each time we docked on an island I fell in love! My favorites were Spetses and Hydra, so much so that we stayed an extra few days in Hydra because it was too good to pass up! Spetses was also a dream to explore by scooter and we ate at the most romantic little tavern on the pebbled beach by candle light. I’ll detail these two islands in a seperate post…
I certainly earned my sea legs and while the nights on the boat were hot, it was manageable with the fan in the room and with the help of earplugs and sea sickness bracelets we bought before leaving which I highly recommend. We had breakfast and lunch on board and the other passengers were really lovely and fun and full of travel stories. The best part about sailing is waking up in the morning to beautiful scenery and stopping along the way to take dips in the ocean, do some cliff jumping and paddle boarding before a delicious Greek lunch… priceless! Memories I’ll never forget thanks to Med Sailors and our skipper Sam who took us on this amaying journey!