Excited to enjoy the sunshine of Greece and possibly top up the already faded summer tan, I flew to Athens. Travelling with our younger cousins, who, like us, have never visited Greece before, we were all very eager to explore a new country.
After grabbing a taxi across the capital and then thoroughly searching Kalamaki Marina for a certain 50 foot Bavaria Cruiser Yacht named Tallulah, we eventually discovered our new home for the week.
After a hectic greek shopping trip to get supplies, during which we got stranded at a supermarket for an hour as our lift back to the boat failed to arrive, we set sail in the Aegean Sea.
After waking up to sun on the Monday, we were disappointed with the quick onset with heavy cloudy skies and cold weather for the majority of the week.
Despite the cold weather we sailed everyday and spent our week greek island hopping.
Our family favourite island was by far the island of Ídrha, a lovely island with many traditional greek white buildings with red roofs and a few small fishing ports and villages along its coastline. We spent one night moored in the main town of Ídrha and another, later in the week in a secluded bay at the south tip of the island. This gave us opportunities to explore different areas of the island through walking, swimming, dining, shopping and running, as well as enjoying the occasional gelato ice cream or crepe!
During the rest of the week we enjoyed some fabulous sailing between the islands of Poros, Ermioni and Agina before returning to Athens to end our lovely trip and return to the start of the UK winter.
Our holiday in Greece was throughly enjoyable and we were lucky enough to experience the greek culture through our meals in traditional greek tavernas and our exploration of the greek towns and markets.
I hope to visit Greece and its gorgeous buildings once again in the future.