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Leaving the port of HydraLast Wednesday, we sailed back from Hydra, a cosmopolitain island in the west Aegea Sea, to the picturesque fishing village of Perdika on the island of Aegina. The video shows a small excerpt of the wonderful sailing conditions we had and was taken in the Saronic Gulf in the middle of the afternoon a few nautical miles away from Aegina.

 

The sailing yacht we were on and that you can see on the video is a 45 feet and over ten tons Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 from 2003.

In a later post I will detail all the great sailing fun we had during our one week non-tidal day skipper course in Greece.

Seeking for the best beaches in Milos

Sarakiniko beach in Milos, GreeceIn the beginning of September, we went by ferry on a five-day holiday trip to Milos, a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea and a member of the Cyclades island group. The island of Milos boasts several magnificent beaches and we were determined to visit them all. This was not an easy task at all, as there are at least 35 beaches all around the island, with [...]

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Poseidon's Sanctuary and Death OracleHeading towards southern Peloponnese, the shift from the prefecture of Messenia to that of Laconia is clearly reflected in the landscape. From evergreen hills and picturesque villages built at the shore of a beautiful blue sea to a wild and dominating scenery composed of naked from vegetation mountains, tower-houses built with [...]

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Gemista stuffed vegetables served on the plate

Summer on a plate!

Let’s celebrate the first day of summer with one of the most summery recipes! Gemista stuffed vegetables is one of the most colourful and tastiest plates. You can make it all year round, but it is best during the summer, when it is the right season for the vegetables used in the recipe. That of course depends [...]

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Antikythera Mechanism, fragment A side 1 The Shipwreck of Antikythera (Greek: Ναυάγιο των Αντικυθήρων), which is estimated to have happened between the 70–50 BC, was hiding a remarkable treasure. Until today, more than 300 items of great archaeological value, dating from the fourth until the first century BC, have been [...]

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