Top 5 Moments on the Greek Islands

Robin Wu March 26, 2013 2

Sailing in Greece

In what initially felt like cramped space for seven people and a boat that would never stop rocking, my sea legs quickly came back to me over the six days of my sailing trip from Santorini to Mykonos and I really started to take in the sights, sounds and flavours of the islands. It’s the place to slow down a fast-paced lifestyle for a while – and what better way is there to soak up the Greek Islands than by sailboat? Here are five of my favourite moments during my sailing experience across the Greek Islands.

Walking the Plank

…onto the boat, that is. As it teetered with the waves – and images of tripping and splashing into the cold water ran through my mind – I kept my cool, took a deep breath, and with three big steps, I walked the plank and crossed safely onto the boat. It was now official – I had finally arrived and the islands were mine to indulge.

Getting Around by ATV

Revving up my ATV

A cheaper alternative to renting a car, hopping on an ATV was the most liberating way to see the islands, and also the most practical since the single-lane roads can be quite narrow and winding at times. We took our rented ATV out for a spin and managed to see a lot of Santorini in just one afternoon.

Watching the Sunset

Stunning Santorini sunset

The postcards don’t lie. In fact, it’s even more beautiful in person. White-washed buildings with blue domes overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the sun setting in the distance, onlookers wandering the quiet streets and settling in at cafes…it was a moment to slow down and take it all in.

Swimming in the middle of the Mediterranean

Swimming in the Mediterranean

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon in quiet solitude than drifting in pristine aqua waters?

Late-night wine and food

Somehow the taste of good wine and food is made even better when it’s 11 PM on a warm summery night on streets lined with outdoor patios and fellow diners all revelling in the night.

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  1. Deanna Osborn March 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Walking the plank is one fear I could not overcome on my trip from Mykonos to Santorini! I only managed it once by myself. I always had one person on the boat & one person on dock with hands stretched out to help me. I loved it when out boat had room to dock sideways! lol ;)

  2. Linda Tomala May 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Did Athens to Mykonos a year ago and am still savoring the memories. Late night dinners are not my thing but in the Greek Isles, there was nothing like it: mezza meals with octopus, eggplant, big Greek salads, olives, fish, and pitchers of wine after days of hiking, exploring and sailing through beautiful seas. I also loved the swimming especially from the anchored boat to a small isle to the beach for a picnic. Great memories of the virgin trip with captain Toby and The seasoned Dave. Other passengers became close friends for a week and it was hard to part. My most fun trip in a year of travel.

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