I always had a certain fear of sleeping on a boat because my first cruise ship adventure didn’t go so well. But because I already had some experience with motion sickness and I usually tend to face my fears, I accepted the challenge of sleeping 6 nights on a catamaran and seeing another face of Greece.
Believe me … it was worthwhile. It’s quite another thing to go from island to island, from beach to beach (lay on the beach 😃) and see places which are not accessible to anyone. I don’t know how to describe the exact sensation, but I felt as if I was on an ongoing adventure.
After an approximately 90-minute flight to Athens with Aegean Airlines and a half-hour ride to the port, we made ourselves comfortable in what would be our floating home for the next 6 days. We had the opportunity to sail with a Lagoon 450 from Exadas Yachts, one of the most comfortable and accessible ships. The connoisseurs know what I’m talking about and for those who are like me, I have to confess that at first everything seems a bit crammed, but then you immediately discover many small and useful spots. You can actually feel like home in that limited space.
The good thing is that you spend your days on the 2 generous decks or on the beach. When you finally get to your room you are so tired from the sun and sea that you don’t have time to analyze the rest of the details.
And the most extraordinary part is that you have access to the most beautiful beaches where you can’t get by car and the landscape changes every day. For my style of travelling this is brilliant.
Let’s start with the beginning because I have to show you the three islands I’ve discovered. That’s just in this post, because there is more to come. 😊
After a great meal with seafood and wine, destined to make me dizzy and not know where the motion comes from (a seasickness treatment I heard from Cove) we slept in the Lavrion port, and the following day we headed to Kithnos. Here I was on one of the most beautiful virgin beaches, Nissos, where I found a seemingly uninhabited house with a spectacular view. If you haven’t seen my stories, you can find some pictures below. In the evening we stopped at the Merixas harbor, where we spent the night.
Then we enjoyed a full day on the sea and by the deserted beaches of Kithnos. In the evening we arrived in the beautiful port of Livadhi, from Serifos. To be honest, it is quite difficult to decide which port I liked more. Every harbor has somewhere up the mountain a locality named Chora, each with views more spectacular than the other. Maybe by the end of this post I can find which one has a special place in my heart giving the fact that they are all unique.
Chora of Livadhi was of an immaculate white, with narrow streets and dining places, shops, and bars. To me it seemed like a place for lovers who want to retreat, but at the same time have some fun.
Loutra is a less animated port with many terraces on the beach where I even wore my high heels for a night out in town. In this Chora we had the best view at dinner.
The last island we visited was Kea, where we saw an ancient Greek settlement, the temple of the goddess Athena which was built in 500 BC. The road up to the citadel and the surrounding scenery are to die for.