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Europe » Greece » Attica » Poros September 7th 2013

After spending 5 days in Athens wandering around the sights, taking in the 37 degree heat and even exploring the city on Segways we found ourselves aboard a hydrofoil to Poros in order to begin a weeks sailing trip. Half way across the sea Tim turned to me and said, “Where are the passports?” We both looked at each other in horror and realized that our passports were in fact still in the hotel safe back in Athens… Thankfully after a few phone calls the passports were retrieved and we were told we could collect them from the hotel on our return to Athens in a week’s time – phew! Arriving at Poros we wandered along the bay gazing at the boats bobbing up and down to the gentle breeze. We came across a small kiosk ... read more
View over Athens
Ancient Acropolis
Acropolis at night

Europe » Greece » Attica » Poros June 12th 2013

The most recent Mama Mia movie inspired me to travel to Greece. Maybe inspired isn’t the right word here, more along the lines of started a small spark of intrigue that turned into a massive raging fire of longing by the end of the movie. I’m not sure what it was about this country that drew me in. Maybe it was the likeness to New Zealand. Maybe it was the atmosphere portrayed in the movie. Maybe it was Meryl Streep. Either way, for some reason I led myself to believe I would find true love on a Greek island, have a beautiful summer fling, and feed each other olives and dance on the sand in the moonlight. For this reason I put ‘sailing in Greece’ at the top of my bucket list. Greece for the above ... read more
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Europe » Greece » Attica » Poros July 2nd 2011

Warning: The following is a blatant advertisement for the island of Poros! After doing some research about Greek islands that were close enough for a 1 year old to survive the boat trip, yet far enough away to provide a 'real' island vacation, we decided to take a 3 day trip to Poros. Since many things are closed on Mondays in Athens, we decided to leave Monday and planned to return Wednesday. Right before we left we found out there was a 48 strike planned for Tuesday and Wednesday so we figured it was a great time to leave Athens as the strikes tend to involve teargas these days. We double checked and the ferry unions were not planning to participate. Monday morning we made our way to the port and boarded the high speed catamaran ... read more
Sunset
stairs to the clock tower
Poros town

Europe » Greece » Attica » Poros March 20th 2008

Once back on the boat, we enjoy the entire upper deck to ourselves. The one day island cruise is a super quiet and relaxing way to spend a day. Plus, exploring a little of Greek Island life. There is a very narrow canal between the island of Poros and the mainland of the Peloponnese coast. We see a bit more activity here, and the boat stops for a shorter visit. We enjoy an ice cream and stretch our legs. The harbor is lined with outdoor cafes/tavernas which are mostly empty this time of year, but we imagine how this place could really get hopping in the summer. ... read more
Peloponnese Coast
Peloponnese Coast
Pam on Boat

Europe » Greece » Attica » Poros August 13th 2005

We got up at a resonable hour to hire some mopeds and cruise around the island. We headed straight up untill we reached some ancient ruins and a monestry and we could look out over the ocean. We headed back down the hill and fill the moped up with fuel (3 euros, what a cheap mode of transport). We stopped for some lunch, then drove to a beach for a swim. We went back to the boat for a bit and latter on Matt and I went for another cruise on the moped. With the wind in our hair, the views and the experience was the best. We stumbled across many beaches and at one stage had to take a detour on the opposite side of the island where the coast line was spectacular. On the ... read more
Matt & Elle on mopeds




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