Discovering Poros

Legend has it that once you visit Poros you will always return  (published August 2017) The azure sea was smooth as satin, touching the infinite sky under a veil of silvery haze. We had been motoring for nearly eight hours from Kythnos to Poros, a tiny island clinging to the

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Color Outside the Lines

A charter in the Greek Cyclades Islands puts rainbows to shame  (published Dec/Jan 2016-17) I had always thought that if Greece were a color, it would be white: all that ancient white marble architecture of the Acropolis and the dry yellow-white rocky hills of its thousands of islands. But after

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Charming Chartering in Corfu

The northern Ionian Sea offers some of the best sailing, cruising and exploring in all of Greece  (published August 2016) We have always loved to charter in Greece and these days The Moorings offers three bases. If you are looking for outstanding food, sailing and interesting port visits any one

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A High Wind in Greece

Celador was spending the summer sailing in the Greek islands in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Little did we suspect that this cruise would include a lesson from weather school. Our topic: the meltemi  (published May 2016) The islands of the Cyclades group are roughly arranged in an elongated

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Cruising the “Twelve”

The Dodecanese Islands of Greece  (published October 2015) We were cruising the Turkish coast for six weeks aboard Celador, a 41-foot Beneteau, and enjoying Turkish culture, history and food.  Offshore, islands floated in the haze. They were the Dodecanese, a string of twelve Greek islands lying close along the coast

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An Ionian Passage

A cruising dream realized in the wake of Odysseus  (published April 2015) In a sense, I had been preparing most of my life for my voyage to Odysseus’ island of Ithaca, which hugs the western coast of the Greek mainland in the Ionian Sea. As a young boy, I was

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Milos, Greece

36°41’N, 24°25’E  (published April 2012) Concluding our cruise of the Cyclades on the island of Milos, my husband and I did the usual Med moor to tie up at the quay in the port of Adamas. Making our lines fast, we casually asked our Swedish neighbor for his opinion of

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