We (Andy & Carole) greet you at Kos airport and then a 10 minute drive will bring you to the Port of Kardamena where “Zeus Too” awaits you. Relax and unpack and then really start your Greek holiday with a traditional meze at a local taverna overlooking Kardamena Harbour. Your first night aboard your luxury motor yacht.
Your first morning aboard, we have a leisurely breakfast in the shade on the aft deck, al fresco and a chat about the days sailing and how you would like to spend your day, for example whether you would like a long leisurely lunch or more time to explore the island or port of the day. We then up anchor to start your Island Hopping Adventures. We head north for the famous sponge island of Kalymnos, dropping anchor at the islands of Pserimos or Plati for a lunchtime stop, with time to swim, fish or just relax in a beautiful bay. Arriving in Vathi, a picturesque fjord like inlet, where we anchor overnight in the Port of Rina and enjoy a meal at one of surrounding tavernas. Back onboard for a night cap before retiring for the night.
After breakfast we up anchor and off we go at a gentle pace to the next island, travelling north to the island Leros for our overnight anchorage in Pandeli. This is a pretty horseshoe shaped bay with the traditional blue and white house’s adorning the hill side. Here you have plenty of time to relax or swim from the boat, or go ashore to explore, if you are feeling a little energetic you can hike to Pandeli Castle, where the views are spectacular. Again your evening meal will be spent ashore at one of the many tavernas that are scattered along the bay. It is an amazing experience to sit and watch the moon and the stars, with “Zeus Too” in the foreground, with the waves almost lapping at your feet. Back onboard for the night, ready for another day and another bay.
After breakfast we head off in a northerly direction to the island of Patmos, arriving in plenty of time to explore the famous monastery island. The monastery of St John is really well worth a visit and the view is breathtaking, however the attractions of the island are not just for the culture/history buffs, there are dozens of beautiful bays and beaches to explore or wander through the port of Skala, with their lovely shops and tavernas. Another evening spent tasting the truly wonderful local cuisine in a taverna of your choice.
Waking up for another leisurely breakfast before heading in easterly direction to the charming island of Lipsi also known as Lipso, for peace and tranquility Lipsi is top of the list. Arriving in time for lunch on board before setting off to explore the island and it’s many sandy beaches (all within walking distance of the Port). Search for the perfect taverna for your evening meal.
After breakfast in this idyllic setting we leave the port and head south to the island of Leros. Stopping for lunch in one of the many bays along the way. Arriving in Lakki Marina late afternoon, you will have time to wander around the picturesque harbour. Lakki has many shops, cafes and tavernas and also has an underground World War 2 museum, which is well worth a visit. Another evening spent ashore tasting the local cuisine and not to forget the odd ouzo or 2. Back onboard for a nightcap under the stars for your penultimate night.
After breakfast we leave Leros and head back to Kos for a lunchtime stop either at the natural Therma Hot Spring, where a short swim from the boat and you can take a dip in the therapeutic mineral waters or the tranquil island of Kastri, which is the Mama Mia island of Kos, Then the final leg back to Kardamena, for your last night on board “Zeus Too"