Island Hopping

Trip Start Aug 31, 2012
Trip End Oct 13, 2012

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Flag of Greece  , Attica,
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Up at 5.45am !!
Dean's getting used to the early starts now :)
The Taxi picked us up at 7.00 and we were off to Flisvos Marina. We had arrived 30 minutes early.... Wish I had the camera out to record Dean's reaction ! Lol :)
Set sail at 8.00am for the Island of Hydra (pronounced Hidra).
With this type of one day tour, you get about 1.5 hours on each Island, which doesn't seem much, but unless you're going to stay on the Island, I think it's enough.
We had a wander around the idyllic little harbour. Then took a brief tour of the Museum which seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. Although nautical themed, it had artwork and artifacts that looked as though someone thought it would be a good place to keep anything old...
Back on board for a buffet lunch and off to Poros (role the R).....
Hehe, I can see you all doing the pronunciation exercises.....
The Aegean Sea is a wonderful deep blue, a very different colour to the turquoise we are used to.
Again, Poros was exactly as the tourist brochures display. The main road around the marina is lined with cafe/ bars, and terraced houses flow up the side of the mountain. We both noted the cleanliness and how picture postcard perfect the town appeared.
Back on board and an hour cruise to the Island of Aegina (you can work this one out :)
We didn't see much of Aegina as we had elected the optional tour of Moni Island. After a ten minute sprint across the bay on what appeared to be a "high speed tug boat", seriously quick boat that looked like it was built 40 years ago... we landed in a little bay. Here we swam and snorkelled for a while, perfect weather, and then relaxed with a super cold Fix beer (ice tea for Dean).
Back on the boat and a 2 hour cruise saw us back in Flisvos around 7.30pm.
Completely shattered, we had one last Souvlaki at our fav taverna and home.
The Island hopping is good fun, but you wouldn't want to do too much of it. I can imagine they would all look very much the same after a while. Given a little more time, I would probably pick the tour to Santorini, stay a few nights, explore and the return.
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Jane on

Hi Adam well Im very jealous looks like you are having a great time. Sadly you have just missed our summer lol we have had some great weather the last few days but it is over on Monday. Keep the blogs coming all very interesting see you both soon love Jane xx

Jo on

Well it all looks fabulous and it brings back memories and I'm jealous. I like the little speaking Greek help with the pronunciations along the way. As for the man sitting there from 7.30am-7.30pm , I can understand how easy the Greeks finds this. Just look at my Greek man on these football weekends and a couch......what can I say, it's apparently in the blood!!! Keep enjoying yourselves and Dean looks to be having a blast!
Stay Safe, Have Fun. xx

mishelle_d on

Wonderful photos and beautiful smiles!

Leanne on

Hi Adam and Dean
Its wonderful to hear of your marvelous journey together. You will always share these special memories.
Stay safe and Happy.

Dianne Norkett on

Love the pics and the goss.....I'm definitely going next year now instead of both have me inspired.....x

Trisha on

Hey Guys, looks like you are having a grand adventure, sunshine and smiles.

Love the look on Deans face about being early :)

Stay safe and enjoy! x

Selby on

Great to see you roughing it over there. I can feel a trip to Europe coming on soon so can't wait to hear your war stories. Interesting story in today's paper about a new radical series here in Perth starting up may interest you! Catch up for an Italian (or Greek) when you get back - rob might be in his new wheels! Have fun mate

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