Bidding a sad farewell to Croatia for another year the Poseidon crew headed back to Greece for a late booking and an additional departure for us. In Athens we greeted two families from the UK and the States. With us aboard Margarita, was Granddad Len who was treating his teenage grandchildren to a holiday of a lifetime sailing the Greek isles. Aboard Polykandros from London UK were Mum and Dad Thompson and their teenage children and friends. After spending a night in Poros, we arrived for the harbour fun of Hydra, circling like vulchers for a good 2 hours to get a secure spot for Margarita and Polykandros! Med mooring and rafting is really unique in small Hydra and Polykandros was joined by lines from 10 other yachts by sunset. That evening the flotilla enjoyed a great happy hour (or two) over a few glasses of Pimms prepared by the UK gang and a wonderful dinner at Kristina and Manolas taverna. We spent two nights in Hydra then the flotilla headed to Kithnos and Kea before returning to Athens. It was a fun but all too brief sail – one-week flotillas fly by quickly so we really hope to see both of our families from England and the States back for a longer trip to Greece or Croatia next time! You can view all the pictures from this trip on facebook.
There are so many words to describe the wonders of a trip to Croatia and it's definitely more than a sailing holiday...it's a destination full of life.
If you've already been to Greece, the chances are you've seen and quite likely bought a Cycladic statue as a souvenir, but do you know the history behind them?